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.