Contributed by Gary
This journey took place in 1977 at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, 1978 on board the USS LaSalle and 1979 on board the USS Brooke.
In 1976 and 1977 I was stationed at Great Lakes Naval Training Center outside of Chicago, Illinois.
I was stationed at the Boot Camp Dining Facility. One year as the Night Baker and one year as a General Cook and breakfast cook for the officers. My nicknames were “The Killer Cook and Jesus number 2”..kind of a study in contrast. On the one hand I had to keep order of the recruits that were assigned to me and on the other hand a witness to recruits and the others I worked with. 13,000 recruits made their way to the mess decks three meals a day. When I would see recruits having a hard time, I would pull them aside and encourage them and give a short witness. I always had my Christian music playing and they were a captive audience. Continue reading The Beginning of my New Life in Christ, Part 2
Contributed by Gary
I entered the United States Navy in June of 1975. In July of 1975 I gave my life to Christ.
I was stationed at the Boot Camp in San Diego, California. My sister had sent me a bible and I didn’t think anything of it. I didn’t know that she had become a Christian a year earlier. Her and her friends had been praying for me during that time and while I was in boot camp.
As you can imagine, bootcamp can be quite a trying time for most all recruits. It doesn’t just take a physical toll on you, but a mental one too. Learning to take orders without question and loose your identity and getting knocked a few pegs down on a daily basis is tough. Continue reading The Beginning of my New Life in Christ, Part 1
We humans have an understanding that things that are created must have a creator. Furthermore, we have always realized that there is a world, within our world, that is so tiny we can barely see it. With those two notions being accepted by the reader, then it is easy to see how mankind has always looked for a) a creator and b) something much bigger than ourselves (physically and metaphysically). Continue reading What is God?
Whether you see God or Jesus in your dream, in your day dreams or actually in person, these are all considered experiences and that is how God communicates with us.
In Biblical times God would communicate with many bona-fide. He would speak to them in various ways and they would deliver his word to the masses. Some of the profits were Moses, David, Jeremiah and Isaiah. There are many more. Continue reading Experiences Come in Many Forms