I was brought up in a Catholic family in the Midwest; my parents were good people and practiced their faith seriously. Though I wouldn’t say I was a seeker at the time, I remember watching the 1957 New York crusade on TV when I was a youngster. I was curious and certainly paid attention to what was being said. I don’t remember very much except that when he gave the invitation to make a commitment, I wondered exactly what it meant. Years later, having gone through many of life’s challenges, I was a seeker and adrift, dabbling in the occult and new age thought. Living in Los Angeles and working in media, a Christian co-worker bought me a Bible and invited me to a breakfast meeting at an LA hotel where Billy Graham was speaking. The devil didn’t want me to attend because we got caught in a traffic jam and when we arrived at the hotel, we found the last two seats way in the back of the ballroom. My friend asked me if I was born again and I said, “Sure.” I wasn’t, but he and others were praying for me. A few years later, I met a graduate from the Moody Bible Institute who I fell for. She asked me about my faith and I said I was born again. I couldn’t fool her, so to impress her, I purchased and read the Billy Graham book, How to Be Born Again. Later, finally trusting Christ, I know that Billy Graham’s ministry played an important part. I work in media and marvel at how different media played a part in bringing me to the truth. God used BGEA in a mighty way. I thank God for Billy Graham and his vision, and pray God’s richest blessings for him, his ministry and his family.