As a young boy I had a desire to become a high school, college, and pro basketball player. I began my quest working hard. At the age of nine I made the greatest decision a person can make by asking Jesus to come into my heart and forgive me of my sins and become my Lord and Savior. Unfortunately, in high school and my first two years of college my priorities got out of order, basketball became number on and I fell into sin in some areas of my life (wrong relationships, experimenting with alcohol, and pride, etc.) The Lord used an injury my junior year while on a basketball scholarship at UNC Asheville to get my attention. I could have died and I was not ready to stand before God. I confessed my sins to Jesus and totally surrendered my life back to Him. He delivered me from the pain of depression and anxiety. I began to read the Bible and pray and began to be concerned for those who don’t have a personal relationship with Jesus. He gave me the peace, security and fulfillment that money, success, alcohol, and premarital sex cannot bring. Are you ready to stand before God? The Bible says in Hebrews 9:28 “It is appointed unto man once to die, and then the judgement.” The only way to God and Heaven is through a personal relationship with Jesus. (John 14:6) Will you turn from your sins (repent) and surrender your life to Jesus today? Here is what you must do to become a follower of Jesus 1) Admit to God you have sinned, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) 2) Believe that God loves you and sent His Son Jesus to take the penalty for your sins, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23) 3) Confess and believe in your heart Jesus is Lord, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” (Romans 10:9) You can tell Jesus that you will now follow Him by praying this prayer in your heart. Dear God, I know that Jesus is your son, and the He died on the cross and was raised from the dead. I know I have sinned and need forgiveness. I am willing to turn from my sins and receive Jesus as my Savior and Lord. Take control of my life and make me the kind of person you want me to be, Amen. If you made a decision to repent and receive Jesus please contact our office.