Bill Biography Essay

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My name is William Potter, but you can call me Bill. I worked as a financial planner for 25 years, and I’m currently semi-retired. Prior to that, I was a center manager for U.P.S. in the Rocky Mountain region, living in Denver, Colorado Springs, Breckenridge, and Casper Wyoming. I moved to Tucson, Az. 33 years ago to be closer to my family and to learn from the best how to play handball. I’ve raised two boys who are now 32 and 33 years old. I’m currently a single parent raising my 9-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son. When younger, pursuing my aspirations and goals were most important, but now I’m more interested in helping my children and others achieve their dreams. I do my best to keep the kids busy with activities, spending time …show more content…

Even though I changed things for the better, there was still a cloud over my head and it was difficult to find peace. At the Y.M.C.A. where I had been working out was an attendant who always had a Bible opened. I had always been curious about the Bible, even though I didn’t doubt it was authentic, it was boring to me and read like a history book. I lacked the Spirit to lead, guide, and direct me through the Scriptures. He invited me to his church, and prior to the service we went into the prayer room where many were praying and I accepted Jesus as my personal savior. All bondage was immediately removed and the peace of God was in my life from that specific moment on. It’s a wonderful experience because I can always draw strength from that moment of transformation to cast out any doubt of Jesus being the Messiah. I became a Christian at 17 years old at a Charismatic, Pentecostal church in Denver, Co. called Faith Bible Chapel. While attending Faith Bible College I was involved in ministering to the homeless at the Salvation Army and inmates at the county jail (I’m currently an ordained minister with the Arizona Department of Corrections). After a divorce, I backslid which led me to spend years wandering in the wilderness. Six years ago, I recommitted myself to God’s will and calling on my life. 2 Chronicles 7:14 says, “if My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves

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