I was saved in the second week of June, 1995, during Revival at Palm
Tree Missionary Baptist Church. I
had realized that I was lost about 6 years prior to that.
On the opening day of Revival, Eld. Ron Spurgeon preached on AHell@.
This scared me because I knew that if I died, Hell is where I
would be. I felt that
conviction at this time, heavier than I had ever felt it before.
But, I let the devil tell me that service was almost over then I
could go eat and would feel better.
This was not the case. God
removed the hunger that I had for food and my burden got worse.
I could not eat anything. I
just sat and thought about the sermon that Bro. Ron had preached.
revealed to me in March of 1997, while at school, that He wanted me to
preach His word. I shrugged
it off with the excuse that I was too young and I thought nothing more
about it, until the first week in June.
God then laid a heavy burden on my heart that I was to preach His
word. I, once again, tried
to use the excuse that I was too young, but the burden stayed with me
this time for about two weeks. I
was very confused and did not know what to do.
I asked a few of the preachers at Revival that year, what I
should do. They all said to
pray and make sure that God was really calling me.
I did, but still thought that I was too young and that I did not
know enough about the Bible.