I was in the Catholic Church when one day I found a Bible. Someone was throwing it away with some other books. I saved the whole box. I just turned 23 at the time. I had never read the Bible before (which is the case with most catholic). And I did not know where to start so I started at the beginning. I read all of Genesis and ½ of Exodus till I came to the Law. It became monotonous so I skipped to the New Testament. I started in Matthew and read the whole thing. When I came to Mark I was surprised that it was just like Matthew (at less this is what I thought at the time). I skipped to Acts. Which I loved reading and read the whole book in one night. The Epistles I found hard to read so for about two or three month I read over and over Genesis, Matthew and Acts. Then I started to think to myself this not getting me very far I need to read the other books of the Bible. I looked at Roman and told myself to long. I did the same with 1 & 2 Corinthians. Than I came to Galatians and told myself Self you can make it throw this it is short enough. I made it to Galatians Ch 5 And I started to see The works of the flesh vs the works of the Spirit. Then a light came on I need to do the works of the Spirit and not the deeds of the flesh. SO I started out to do just that. I fall on my face the first day. I remember telling God lets start over and I will not do it again. But before I knew it i was doing it again. So I told God let try one more time. I was trying it one more time with God for about 6 month (I call this my dark month). I was sad I was depress I knew I was going to hell and no matter how hard I tried I could not do the deeds of the Spirit. I was reading Matthew again when I came to Matthew 19. About the rich young ruler. When he went away sad. 24b. It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. This amaze the disciples. And they asked "Who then can be saved?" "But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible;"(this is where I was. It was impossible for me) "but with God all things are possible. It is possible with God. God open my eyes and heart so I could see. I could not do it but God could. I asked the Lord to save that night and to help me follow him. That Fathers Day 1983. About that time I ran into a young man named Mike Townsend took me under his wing and showed me thing I never knew was in the the Bible. I believe it was God helping me to follow him. It was hard leaving all the work the tradition. But thought Gods word and the Holy Ghost which in all true believers now stand saved by Grace alone. Luke 5:39 No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is better.