During my early teens I studied astronomy, chemistry, languages, chess, poker, bridge, and even Buddhism. Yet none of these satisfied my restless soul for very long. Going on to university, I majored in law, intending to enter politics via my legal practice – and thus to dedicate my life toward ameliorating human conditions.
To help me get ahead in politics, I bought a Bible and started reading it. Six weeks later, during a university summer vacation job, while trapped in a goldmine, God suddenly and dramatically converted me to Christ. There and then I promised Him that if it pleased Him to spare my life, I would dedicate all my energies to His service. Delivering me, God then sent me home, where I had the great joy of leading both of my parents to Christ. Then He led me to join a Bible-believing denomination, and thereafter sent me to a Seminary.