My name is Lloyd. I first gave my life to Christ in 2001. I was born and raised in the Philippines and I was a college drop out. I had gotten involved with playing the guitar in a rock band and I was living a pretty crazy lifestyle. There were a lot of things that I was involved in. I eventually came to the point of wanting to take my life. Around the same time, there had been a minister who would come to my family’s house and share the gospel. He had been doing so for about 2 years. One day, I was listening to what he was saying, and at that point I thought, “Maybe this Jesus can save me. I’m crazy enough to try anything else… I think I’m crazy enough to give this God thing a try.” I did give my life to Christ and he began to change me. I found a little bible believing church to go to close to my neighborhood. It wasn’t a large church but the people were faithful and the Pastor was really good and loved God. I began to grow a lot in my faith. However, I got caught up in trying to make something of myself and find the American dream. So I joined the Navy. In boot camp and core school I fell away from God. I began to party a lot with my classmates and was left feeling really empty inside. I remember just praying and crying out to God one night. I asked him to send me to a place where I could live for him. I wanted to dedicate my life to God again. I was stationed at NAS Jax in Jacksonville, Florida. One day I was at the galley getting ready to eat when I stopped to pray over my meal. I simply asked God to help me to live for him again. Before I finished my meal, a Christian came up to me whose name was Bryan. He had just recently given his life to Christ and asked me if I wanted to come to church. That Sunday I came out to the service. I committed my life back to God and I have been living for him ever since. It is such a blessing to live for God. He has given me a lot of things that I don’t think that I deserve, especially my wife Randi. We were married in February of 2012. God is definitely helping me to mature into the man he wants me to be and I am very grateful for this privilege.