During the first twenty five years of my life, I didn’t know the Lord. I didn’t know anything about the Lord nor did I have any desire to learn about Him. I knew He existed. I began at an early age in sexual sin, dealing drugs, being addicted to methamphetimine, marijuana, and being a known criminal. I dropped out of high school. I was incarcerated on two to three separate occasions. I got into a relationship with my wife, Brittany, in August of 2014. I was unfaithful, and I consistently chose the drug life over her and my children. In March of 2016 we began attending New Life Church due to me working at Total Remodeling. I was just going to church to be able to say I was going because Tony and Lynn were making the Lord known to me and I couldn't be comfortable working for Tony without acknowledging the Lord. A major thing Tony brought to my attention was the sexual sin me and Brittany were in by not being married. The conviction stayed on me very hard after learning the sin I was in and we got married on July 17, 2016. When I got married to my wife in 2016, even though I was going to church I was not allowing myself to form my own relationship with the Lord in order for my life to be fully changed. I lied to myself saying I needed the drugs more than anything, and I didn’t think I needed to stop the horrible things I was doing because I had a wife at home with my children, a job, a vehicle, my bills were paid, and my family had food on the table. I didn’t care that I had left my family at home while out doing things I was not supposed to because I knew they would be there and I made them believe I was still at work. Throughout the duration of my first year of marriage I lost my job several times and managed to get it back. After living a life of full blown sin, it finally caught up with me, I lost my job and my wife left me. Once this happened, my life continued to spiral out of control. My bills were not being paid and I had lost everything. After about 3 months, the Lord allowed me to form a new relationship with my wife and we decided to build the foundation of our marriage on the Lord, because everything else we tried was wrong. Even though I spent time in church and only really kept a seat warm to say I was going, there were several things that got into me that I did not realize. I had conviction over everything I had done. I decided I wanted better, I knew everything I had ever done was wrong and I knew if I went back I would end up in jail or dead. We made a commitment to each other that we were going to do whatever it took to make everything in our life about the Lord. I got with the pastor of New Life Church, I was born again, got baptized the Sunday after, I got my job back with Total Remodeling, my wife got pregnant with our daughter. From that time on I completely took myself off of social media, cut out all music other than christian music, stopped the drugs, stopped smoking cigarettes, and I committed myself to be in church every time the doors were open. I have made mistakes along the way, but I have learned from them. Through constant repentance I have changed from all of my old ways. I am no longer bound to the chains that I was in. Through my relationship and walk with the Lord over the past four and a half years I have been able to watch several people in my family come to the Lord. I know the Lord placed several people in my life in order to help nudge me to be the man I am today. If it wasn’t for Tony and Momma Lynn I probably wouldn’t be where I am today. They would not give up on me. They gave me a chance to get my life right with the Lord, and never gave up. I know we say we owe the Lord everything, and that’s a true statement, but if it weren’t for Tony and Lynn I wouldn’t be able to owe the Lord anything. So yes. I do owe them a lot and I’m very grateful for them not giving up on me and loving me the way they have. I have a life now that I enjoy. I am a very blessed man with three beautiful children and a beautiful wife that loves the Lord. There’s nothing else a man could ask for in life.