The Lord Jesus Christ be glorified for the salvation of my soul.
After I graduated from high school in 1966, I began my search for the
meaning and purpose of my life through drugs/alcohol, sex, and
witchcraft. Living in California, I was deep into the hippie culture.
I knew that there was a vacuum inside of me that I was searching to
fill. I searched for several years through horoscopes, OUIJI Boards,
fortune tellers, and witchcraft methods to no avail. I believed
myself to be a good person and did believe in Jesus Christ. When I
would meet a Christian, I felt a reverance toward them and knew they
were special people. I was so much in the dark I could not see what
was happening to me. I was getting worse every day. Both of my
grandparents were Christians and were praying for me.
Then on January 1st of 1973, I felt a stirring in my soul. I felt
like something fabulous was going to happen to me in that year. That
day I decided not to drink alcohol or take drugs and try to be a
better person. Then in the spring I saw the movie, “The Exorcist”.
This movie brought terrible torment to my soul. I came out of that
movie with many more demons. My eyes were gradually being opened by
Jesus, however. I felt hell nipping at my heels, literally. Because
Jesus was touching my life, the demons were also working on me extra
hard also. I delved deeper into witchcraft. Then in July of 1973, a
gal walked down the street with me explaining that Jesus was the one
that I was looking for to fill that void in my heart. I was hesitant
to accept Jesus as my personal saviour at that moment, but Jesus
continued to draw upon my heart.
Then I moved into an apartment next door to a Christian. God had all
these strategies planned for me. I see his wonderful love and mercy
just for me, so personal. Two months later, I asked Jesus to forgive
me of my sins and take control of all areas of my life, which he very
promptly did. Almost instantly I was changed into a new creation.
That week, I started taking courses at a local Bible College and
graduated several years later. After the first week, I was caught
away in the spirit for two hours at church. At that time I received
the baptism of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in other
tongues. Then I really felt even closer to Jesus. Later I met a
fabulous man of God and was married. We have been married for 21
years and we are still loving and serving the Lord.