Randy from Zanesville, Ohio

by Randy Ore
(Zanesville, Ohio)

I was saved at the tender age of 21 and spent the next seventeen years wondering what God's will for my life might be. My wife and I brought up our children in the church, making sure they were involved in Sunday school and Youth Group (which I was the leader). I spent most of that time working in my pastor's ministery, with out one of my own. It was not until my last daughter was in her senior year of high school that our world came tumbling down. Laura had started drinking alcohol and took an overdose of tylenol and ended up in the hospital having her stomach pumped. The experience was tremendously devastating to my wife and I, so much so that we had to spend about eight weeks with a Biblical Counselor. The first question the counselor asked me was "if I was a beliver" and then he asked me what my goals in life were. I told him that my greatest goal was to see my whole family, my wife and daughters, love and serve Christ. My counselor directed me to Matthew 22:37-40. "God's will for my life is to Love Him with all of my heart and all of my soul and all of my mind. And to love my neighbor as my self. As I love my God, my family and those he places in my path, God's will, will be evidenced in my life and by so doing I will reach those with His Gospel" thus fulfilling God's will for my life.

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