Growing up I never attended church on a regular basis. I was invited when I was in my teens but never took it seriously. My wife and children started attending HDC before I did and I never wanted to. Until I was invited to HDC in 2013 by a coworker named Justin I had the mindset of how could a loving god allow me to lose my family so early. Justin had invited me to a Christmas service. But it was not until 4 months later that I actually accepted Jesus as my Savior. I had to do my own research. Documentaries, looking up the history of the bible, and looking into the time period when Jesus was alive. Only after I had enough information I gave my life to him. It was during that next Easter service when Tom had mentioned the ABC’s that I prayed to let Jesus into my heart and life.
My life has changed a lot. Part of that change is that I am a much happier person. I have had a lot of loss in my life and I held on to some anger towards this. But now I have come to peace with it and realized that I may not understand why this was his plan but I am on board.