Here is a story that sums it up:

As to how God worked in my life?

Saved it through the people he put in Winston-Salem NC.  Family, new wife, Calvary people, notably Rick Gfeller, Jim Israel, Larry White and choir, Ron Wellman, Scott Reed, Stan Cotten,and spouses.  The church family, the racquetball courts, the choir all gave me purpose.

I didn’t necessarily want to die: I just didn’t care if I lived.

Now I do.  And I am convinced it wouldn’t have happened if Rick Gfeller hadn’t finally persuaded me to attend that choir presentation.  It took him a year-and-a-half. Probably the most Christian act I have ever experienced.