Wednesday, August 1, 2012
We liked this Church we had found and decided to become members. One of the first people we met was a lady who would help us through the process of becoming members. She asked about our membership from our other church and we found out that she was the sister of one of the ladies from our other church who had been in love with our daughter. Out of all the churches we could have gone to, we find this one with a connection to my first church, it just had to be coincidence right? Anyway, we became members and our daughter started going to Sunday school, and my wife became a Sunday school shepard and they both were becoming involved in the church while I was sitting on the sidelines watching and being a ''pew warmer." It felt to me like something was missing in my life, but I couldn't put a finger on it. My wife was trying to get me involved with things going on at the church, but I was too busy or tired from work. I wanted my weekends to relax and rest for the work week ahead, and then all of the sudden I had no work week anymore, I had been laid off and my life was turned upside down. I was unemployed with nowhere to turn and no idea how I was going to provide for my family. My wife had become a real estate agent and property manager, so I took all of our savings and got licensed and bonded to do maintenance on her rental properties, but that was only a small supplement to my unemployment. Things were getting tough, we were struggling to make our mortgage payment let alone all of our other bills, we thought we were going to loose our house. Then on one of the days I went to church I heard about this course called Alpha. The Alpha Course covers the basics of Christianity and answers questions about Jesus and who he was. I asked my wife if she would like to take this course, and she said she had been trying to get me to take this course for a long time. So we signed up for the course, and by the end, my life had been changed in ways no one, not even myself would have ever guessed. My daughter who is 10 now says I was once Saul and now I am Paul.