"One night I laid down with glandular fever. I was feeling particularly unwell and I actually stopped breathing…"
"One night I laid down with glandular fever. I was feeling particularly unwell and I actually stopped breathing. I was fully aware that my life was slipping away. It felt as if something had me by the throat and was draining the life out of me. I couldn’t stop what was happening or wake up. At the last moment I could see my eternity and it was the darkest, most terrifying blackness that I could imagine. The one thing on my mind was Jesus. With every ounce of strength I could muster, I cried out to Jesus and immediately felt myself being pulled away from the darkness. I remember my eyes opening and struggling to breathe. Then for the first time I could ever remember, I prayed. I thanked God and said I would do whatever he asks me.
"Three years earlier I had been exposed to some Christians in a share house in Brisbane, but I resisted God. I had had a difficult childhood and had no concept of Christ or the joy of salvation.
"The next week on a study trip, I met an elderly couple on a plane. They were Christians and members of The Gideons International. The man gave me a small New Testament and after showing me the road to salvation in the back, he encouraged me to make a decision for Jesus. That night alone in my college room, I read the back cover and finally gave my heart to Jesus. Now my wife is also saved and my three children love the Lord."