My name is William Bacon and this is my story of how I came to know Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. It was a long road of discovery and it just proves to me how patient our God is, in waiting for His children to turn to Him…
1984-1985 Alpha Bikes
1985 - I Asked Jesus to Deliver Me
This was the start of a new chapter in life.
1987 - Vista High School
This was the beginning of my years as a lost soul. Read: The Parable of the Lost Son
1990 - 1998 'Snowboarding to Nirvana'
1994 - Mountain Top Experience
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1995 - Mountain Top Experience
The night before we were to do a photo-shoot on it, I awoke to a blazing Aurora Borealis. I was camping in a Motorhome right next to the helicopter, and as I stepped out to see the show, my heart dropped. The sky appeared to have two orbs forming, like eyes from heaven looking down at me.
What I felt as I looked up, was a sense that God was examining me, “Who did I think I was? Why was I aspiring to become famous with this effort to shred Meteorite? Who was I trying to impress?” I was a small ant looking up at a giant, and I was HUMBLED! I felt that I my vain efforts weren’t to please Him. It was just my selfish ambition.
Pictures of Meteorite
September 4th, 1998 - My crown my victory
“Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”
William and Christine get Married
For all that I did to shy away from God, to go at it on my own, He never gave up on me. He leaves the 99 in search of the one. I finally gave in to His invitations to have a personal relationship with Him. And it started when he gave me the most precious gift any man could ever be given. My helper, my better half… my bride.
To look back now, I know He ordained this marriage, as too many signs and wonders happen surrounding our relationship. He is such an amazing God. So patient, so loving. I am so grateful and DO NOT take it for granted. “To whom much is given, much will be required”
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her – Ephesians 5:25
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At this same time in my life I was coming into a new found morality in my walk with Christ, so a conflict in the two lifestyles started to arise. Ultimately after three years I had to walk away from this lifestyle. I can’t say it wasn’t fun, because it was, but my desire to be transformed was greater than the desire to fulfill my childhood dreams of what is was to be a “made man.”
At first I did not know where to begin, by my good friend and Pastor Will Lowry told me to start with a red letter bible and read the Gospel of Matthew.
Red Letter Edition
WITH THE WORDS OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR SET FORTH IN DIGNIFIED RED ITALICS
This made the bible come alive for the first time in my life with the words of Jesus Christ jumping off the page.
1 John 2: 15-16
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The influence of Mighty Men
But in this example, 40+ guys go climb a mountain together, for 4 days and there is no profanity, no alcohol, and no issues. Just men building each other up, in encouragement, and in God’s truth.
Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear. – Ephesians 4:29
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I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. – Philippians 4:13
That verse has a deeper meaning to us now. It means that you can have peace to endure any trial.