I was saved on September 26th, 2001 on a Wednesday night at Southside MBC. I was taken to church my whole life and had been lost for at least 10 years. I was very stubborn as a child and would never pray when the Lord was dealing with me. At the time, I had just moved to Indianapolis with my wife Sarah and she was expecting our first child. Life was coming at me fast and I began to get more serious about getting things right with God. However, it had been a long time since I had felt the Lord dealing with me. On a Wednesday night my dad was preaching at our church. He preached about the rich man going to hell. I felt the power of the Holy Spirit dealing with me once again. I felt so guilty and ashamed for rejecting Christ for so long. After the message Bro. Byron Shive came to me and encouraged me to pray. I went to the front of the church and began to pray. I repented of my sins and asked God to please forgive me. I remember getting to a point where I wanted to be saved more than anything else in the world. It was at that point that I felt peace flood over my body. I asked God if that was it. The peaceful feeling seemed to intensify. I knew I was saved and began to rejoice. This personal experience with God is what will take me to Heaven.