My first few years of being a Christian were extremely exciting. I was 19 and just old enough to have made a small mess of my life, so repenting was easy. I welcomed the saving grace of Jesus Christ. A new life required a new set of friends, new job, and new outlook. Several years raced by and though there were ups and downs, life was grand for the most part. I had gone back to college and was involved in various leadership opportunities at my church. I surrounded myself with great Christian friends and had a supportive family.