I'm a Quality Manager for a manufacturing facility. We produce suspension, and steering linkages for mainly FCA. I have been in manufacturing for a long time mainly in supervision before moving on to this role. I was raised in a lower class setting. A single mom trying to raise 3 children in the early to late 1960s. My mother played the piano for a Methodist church. She Took me to many revival meetings in my youth. I was a rebellious teenager, and wanted nothing to do with Christianity. I told her at 17 years old that I was through with Church. The next ten years my life spiraled out of control as I started using illegal substances, and drinking alcohol. I Wasted many years. I held nothing back that I desired to try or do during this time. Then the Lord broke in on me after a man started talking about 88 reasons the Lord would come back in September of 1988. I was placed under heavy conviction by the Lord during this time, I asked a lot of people I knew what they thought about the Lord coming back. Some replied that if he was coming back they were ready. I asked how, since they lived just like I did. They told me they had been saved. This went against everything I had learned as a child. If Something as big as the Lord moves into your life, how could you ever be the same. It was this type lifestyle that sent me away from church when I was 17 years old. An acquaintance at the time told me she had invited a preacher over that night to see her. I told her I would see her tomorrow. I had no desire to talk to any preacher.I went to a friends house, still under conviction though. He assured me all was ok, that I had lived a pretty good life, I didn't set out to hurt people, our only sin was having fun. He implored me that I should stay there for the night. He begged me not to leave. I think he knew if I did I would never come back the same. I could not get away from the plaguing thoughts though of me dying and spending eternity in hell. I told him I was leaving to ride around a little. I rode by the house where the preacher was coming to, and I seen a strange car. So I drove on. The Lord would not stop however, I could not get away from the conviction I was under. I turned around and went back. I met a preacher that night that was a messenger from God almighty that spoke glad tidings, and peace to me. I excused myself and left the room in turmoil, and under heavy conviction by his spirit. I went to the bathroom and cried out to God, how can I change. You know the life I'm caught up in. I had illegal substances in both pockets. I had spent 10 long years in this sinful lifestyle and didn't think I could ever escape. I was truly what I thought I would never be, a slave to me. I was in full battle now. Then a peace came over me and it mattered no more to me of the friends I would have to face, of the things I knew were sin and I would have to give up. I took everything out of my pockets and said Lord if you will save me, I want to give all this up. I flushed everything in my pockets that night, and things have not been the same since. I've served both masters, and know that I'm now serving the most wonderful king. The Lord has tenderly nurtured me along, losing many old acquaintances along the way, while gaining new friends that have stuck with me through all my life's battles. He gave me a wife, and 5 children, and a purpose to my life, which is simply to live for him in the sight of all I come in contact with. I hope he will use me in any small way to entice someone to serve the Lord my God.