PERSONAL INFORMATION I was born in 1962, married to Christine and we have three children: Michael 19, David 16 and Mark 11. My wife and I became Christians 19 years ago. At that time I was a tool and cutter grinder by trade and I had worked for thirteen years in a factory that made hydraulic valves. Before receiving eternal life, I was a drunkard; I was violent and abused drugs. I was involved in criminal acts and other rebellious and immoral activities such as practicing in the occult. Christine worked in an office for three years, but she had to give up her well-paid job because she needed to take care of her mother who was dying of cancer. After her mother died, her father had a stroke just one week before our wedding, and then she had to care for him. This was a full time responsibility for her.We courted for eight years before we got married, and we had our first son after two years. This year will be our seventeenth wedding anniversary.