I was born this day in 1957. If you don’t want to do the math in your head, that makes me 58 years old today. There is something about my life that I think may encourage you. Mom and Dad tell me that I was born with complications at birth that caused the doctors to believe that I might not live. My parents called for a prayer meeting with close family and friends and asked the Lord to spare my life. They say they gave me over to God completely. It was no surprise to them that one day God called me into His service.
But my journey was not a path on the straight and narrow. I made many mistakes along the way. In fact, God took my area of greatest weakness and turned into something useful for good. You see, managing money was always a challenge for me. For years it looked like my path was not going to lead me to ministry but to become really rich or really poor!