My name is Charles, I came from a broken home. As a teenager I became very angry and rebellious and turned alcohol and drugs every early age. I continue to live this way for many years! I used alcohol and drugs to kill the pain that I had inside. Living this way was destroying me and the people around me! In September 1995 I decided to go to alcoholics anonymous for help with my alcohol and drug problem, I stayed in AA for two years and had not drank or used drugs since I started. AA could help me quit drinking and using drugs but there was something missing! By this time I had failed at pretty much everything in life and had tried to start a new family during my time of being sober. This too was becoming a failure! I was realizing that whatever I tried to do myself I would fail by myself! I knew I needed God in my life or I would go back to my old ways of using alcohol and drugs! I was hurting inside and having suicidal thoughts! I began to try to seek God! At that time my job moved me to a different project where a minister was working, he began to show me and teach me about the Acts 2:38 message! I repented of my sins and was baptized in that wonderful name of Jesus for the remission of my sins and the next day I received that wonderful gift of the Holy Ghost! I finally had peace in my soul! Joy unspeakable and full of glory! I could not save my marriage but I was saved! Jesus had come into my life and brought piece that I had never had before! I finally had direction! The Holy Ghost that I had received had opened my eyes to a whole new beginning! God living inside of me would always give me peace in every circumstance and direction and power to overcome sin! Living for God is the best thing that has ever happened to me! About 17 years later I'm still living for God! I still have that peace in my soul and the Holy Ghost to guide me in all my ways and to know that my name is written in the Lambs Book of Life and heaven is my home! I think God for leading me to a wonderful church family and wonderful Pastor at Christ apostolic Tabernacle! God is good all the time!