My story of how I came to Christ is a 12-month journey that begins with a firefight in Iraq, to the beating of looters in Baghdad, to sitting in church services in Georgia with Olivia, and FINALLY receiving Christ on a summer afternoon at Bay Area Fellowship then getting baptized a few weeks later. Before this journey, I spoke against the Church, I spoke against the Bible as truth, and I spoke against tithing, but I was never brave enough to speak against God’s existence. My journey to receive Jesus Christ as my Savior began because I saw the monster within me, and I realized that my wife and children needed a man to raise them the right way. That man was either going to be me, or someone else, and I chose that it would be me. Satan has no reign on my life and I am submitted to Christ.