Growing up a child of divorce from 1 year old church was varied and separated for me. My mom’s side of the family was Assembly of God or Pentecostal and my dads was a very loosely regimented Presbyterian. I wouldn’t say I was confused as I was mostly indifferent but searching. As I became a teenager I even went through a confirmation class at Northminster Presbyterian but declined to walk as I was still not sure about everything and didn’t want to be hypocritical of what I was doing. I started self-medicating due to pretty severe OCD and soon became a full-blown alcoholic. I forgot about God and went on down the road feeding my addiction and giving in to very compulsive behavior. I moved all over the country drinking and having a good time to the tune of about 20 different places in 8 states or so.
Somehow I survived extremely risky behavior. I got sick about 5 years ago with chronic pancreatitis due to alcohol abuse and managed to put together a few sober months here and there still not following or understanding a relationship with God and Jesus. A little over a year ago I wound up in the hospital again still carrying around pancreatitis but now with end stage liver disease, gallstones and a potentially deadly bacterial infection. As I laid in bed over the last year things with God began to make sense and become much clearer to me and every time I was giving a death sentence by the doctors somehow I knew he was there and I wasn’t going anywhere. I didn’t know what to tell the doctors and they were blown away by what they perceived my survival as my resilience and strength when it was becoming clear that it was God’s will that I stay here. I remember waking up from a particularly horrible low point and hearing a voice asking me why I would want to stay. I said, “I need to stay for them”. And stay I have. I developed a GI bleed and basically bled to death internally twice as they did emergency surgery on me when I had almost no blood left. This was a month ago. When I woke up the last time things had become much more clear. Ministry is my calling and I had to go through every single thing I did throughout my life to prepare me for it leaving nothing out. I became ordained with a testimony similar to this and bible knowledge that I didn’t know I had
I’m working on getting my ministry off the ground. I’ve been unable to see my kids for over a year as they are in Texas and I have been unable to travel. I’m taking donations to get a truck and travel trailer to minister all over the country. I’m ordained and ready to go. We are responsible for teaching our children as well and I would love nothing more than for them to be a part of it. I would also like to invite all to join in on my journey. You will get updates with my kids and all over the country as this trip should involve all to see different lifestyles and denominations. The main goal is to spread the word. I’m also working on becoming an addiction counselor as I think this affects so many people and the families of addicts. My todo list is long and I don’t expect this to be easy. Take the time to watch a couple of videos and I will continue to post. You can also contact me if you feel you’re in trouble or just need someone who understands to talk to. Thank you for your time and I hope you decide to be a part of something wonderful and potentially life changing for all!