Hi, my name is Mark. For the first 35 years of my life I considered God and spiritual things only a myth. During my youth Church and God had no place in my life. My understanding of life was what I was taught in school; evolution was the answer to where we came from and everything just happens.
At the age of 35, after years of prayer and invitation to church by my sister, our family decided to give it a try. Something happened over the next several months. Almost every Sunday school and sermon felt like it was being directed to me personally. It was kind of weird and scary at the same time. I now understand that the Holy Spirit was convicting me. Now was the time to follow God, the awesome God I now know created the universe and created everything for a purpose, even me.
After years without purpose other than personal achievement and pleasure, I began a purpose bigger than any I had ever attempted. I was now going to serve the God of the universe. Over the last 20 years I have had the opportunity to serve God and the church, leading, teaching and serving on the mission field all over the world. In every opportunity I have felt humbled that God would trust me to be part of his plans. If you now feel that you are in the same place I was 20 years ago, don’t disregard the pull of God and don’t delay. Make Jesus, God’s Son, your Lord and advocate before Him. Don’t delay, now is the time.