In this picture, last summer, Carla and I stand on Modisette Ave in Donora, Pa.
49 years ago at the ages of 15 and 13 we meet on that street.
I saw a beautiful, blonde haired, long legged girl that looked like a model.
I had no idea, about the inner beauty of this girl, at this time and how this meeting would change the lives of the Barbarossa Family and hundreds of thousands of other people.
Let me explain:
We married at 19 and 17 years old.
She was a born again Christian.
I was a drinking, smoking, cussing, hell raising heathen.
She raised our children in church and modeled the Christian life daily.
After 19 years of marriage Carla's inner beauty, a relationship with Jesus Christ helped bring me to the place of surrender.
At 38 years old I was saved and became an Ambassador for Christ.
Because of the Jesus that was in the 13 year old girl I met, (Carla), we now have a wonderful Christ centered family as seen in this picture.
During the 26 years since I was saved and became an Ambassador for Christ, Carla and I have seen over 500,000 souls saved through the various tools and methods of witnessing He has had us teach people.
So today, I am thankful for Carla !
I am thankful for my Family!
I am thankful for my Salvation!
I am thankful to be an Ambassador of Christ!
I am thankful for every soul that has been saved!
But I am mostly thankful for the inner beauty, that was in the 13 year old girl I meet 49 years ago.
Today, I am mostly thankful for Jesus! Jesus has made all this possible!