I am someone who, for almost all of his life, wanted all sorts of guarantees. This created great personal strife because life never seemed to turn out how I thought it was supposed to turn out. Then a wonderful man and servant of God, Pastor F.E. Eberhart, reminded me that the only guarantees in life are: God loves me, God forgives me and God won't forsake me. Pastor Eberhart also helped me put in perspective that what gives my life meaning is being a child of God and my life's purpose is to use responsibly the talents God gave me.