Willie served our nation, on active duty in the military for 24 solid years. When he left the service, he worked various jobs: truck driver, supply supervisor, realtor ...
But at home, there was trouble. His marriage gradually dissolved.
Stressed and confused, he walked away from a good job.
Things went from bad to worse.
“I used up all my savings, and got deep in debt with credit cards and personal loans,” Willie says today. One day he realized he was in a hole $70,000 deep.
His years in the military had given him stamina. “I refused to go into bankruptcy,” he recalls. Eventually he re-enlisted — and devoted every possible penny of his paycheck to whittling away at the debt load.
“This would not have happened without the mercy of God,” Willie says.
But he was exhausted from the effort — and he still didn’t really understand the dynamics that had led him to get into financial trouble in the first place. Within a few months, he was headed back down into the same kind of dungeon.