The Bemidji Area Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship of America chapter will meet on Saturday May 1st at Mt. Zion Church starting at 8:00 a.m.
Our guest speaker is Mike Burkhart from LaPorte. Mike writes the following:
I was raised in the hills of middle Tennessee in a community named Big Rock. My father was a alcoholic who was rarely home. My mother was and still a person with unshakeable faith who could make the worst of times bearable.
I joined the Marine Corps when I was 18 and served 2 years where I gained life skills that I still use to this day.I also discovered alcohol and drugs.
Upon leaving the Marine Corps I drifted thru various jobs until one of my uncles helped me get hired as a deckhand on a commercial riverboat. I started riding motorcycles with folks I had no business being with and my drug use increased.
I started going in and out of jail for various offences which steadily got worse as time went on. I tried multiple times upon release from jail to quit alcohol and drugs on my own with very little success. Only after my conversion did I realize that you can`t defeat a spiritual problem using natural means. I was looking at some serious time in September of 1989 and decided to hang myself in the Sumner County jail, in Gallatin TN. But our Merciful FATHER had other plans and untied the knot as I hung and then also kept me from going to prison. From that moment to this very day, all I can say is, HE`s still working on me.Glory to HIS Name.
Come to our FGBMFA meeting on Saturday May 1st to hear “the rest of his story” and join with us in worship, praise and fellowship and bring a friend. Both men and women are most welcome.
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