“In February of 1980 my father passed away. I was just in the 5th grade. The next summer I was sitting in my living room floor with my aunt and her preacher. That summer day I was led to Jesus Christ and saved. I started attending her church as a new very young christian. I was baptized and became a member of the church. After all this the church gave me a pamphlet called “What Baptist Believe and Why They Believe It”. That was it. I was left to study and walk on my own it seemed like. My father was gone and could not help me. There was not a father figure in my life I essentially had to grow up and be the man of my home for my mom and little sister. Now after three failed marriages, several hardships, and many years later I was introduced to my current church home, great men, and the Fire Team concept and more great men. The Fire Team studies and gatherings have really helped me grow to become a better Christian and better man. The studies have helped me fill the information void that I was lacking and have certainly taught me how to get closer, understand, and follow Jesus. Now I know who I am and what I have to do to deal with the daily battles within me. I just have to be “willing” and Jesus will take it from there. Thank you very much Tim for all the information, study material, and the time you have put into this. God bless you and everyone involved.”