When I was 12, I was sucked into depression and alcohol. I became an atheist and really didn't have any cares in the world. When I was 13, I joined a "gang," and we got in fights a lot. That same year I saw a good friend of mine spine get shattered right in front of me. I really started drinking then to get rid of my problems. When I hit 14 the summer before my freshman year, I woke up drunk (excuse the graphic content) literally in a pool of my own vomit in a bathroom in a house I had never seen before.
I quit drinking cold turkey, and the only way I could have done it is by God. I rejoined the band and met a couple people, Stephen, Melissa, David, and Taylor, and they really turned me on to God. They had just always seemed so happy, and I wanted to know why. So, I went with Stephen to an evening church service, and it was then that I finally saw God. I literally fell on my knees and cried. Now I will be 16 in 8 days, and I have crammed my mind full of knowledge. I'm starting to show it off, and I love what the power of the Holy Spirit can do. I have been a Christian for a little over a year, and I couldn't ever go back.