Now that I had been invited to church and God had done some amazing changes in my life, I began to live my life differently. I stopped drinking (personal choice) because I know where it had taken me in the last few years. I also stopped doing drugs because I just didn't think that lined up, Biblically, with my new decision to follow Christ. I started to serve at my local church and helped out in our children's ministry (this was a great place for me to grow spiritually).
Then one night I had the chance to invite someone on the journey I was taking. I was at a friends house from Big Bear who had recently moved to San Diego. He was living in a large house a couple minutes from my place with a few other guys who were all from Big Bear also. The house was a full on party house so much so that they called it the Playboy Mansion. It was a Saturday night and I was hanging out at the house when someone asked me about why I wasn't drinking. I began to share my faith and what God was doing in my life.
At that moment my friend Brian walked out of the room and headed, quickly, to his room. I wasn't to sure what he was getting in his room and to be honest I thought he was grabbing a gun. He came out of his room shaking a Bible and saying (loudly): "I want to understand this book and what it means." I knew he was drunk so I told him what I knew I safely could and then invited him to come to small group with me on Tuesday when he was sober. He accepted the invite and the conversation changed.