I grew up in Huntington Beach, California with my parents and siblings. We did not have a Christian home but my parents made sure all the children were in church. I am sure to give them a Sunday to themselves but I am grateful for the foundation my parents allowed others to build in my life. I will forever have fond memories of Sunday School Teachers and Pastors that always had a hug, a snack or kind word for the Woosley Kids. (Romans 8:28) He works all things for our good. (In later years both my parents gave their lives to the Lord)
We moved to Louisville, Kentucky in 1969. Again we were placed in any church that had a bus to pick us up. I made my way to the alter many times but when I was sixteen I was changed forever. I was invited to Evangel Tabernacle (now Evangel World Prayer Center) on a Thursday night service. I felt a presence I had never felt before. I knew the stories of Jesus I had learned about at many churches were real. That night I gave my heart fully and forever to Him. The next night in a prayer meeting with all the young people I just met the night before, I was filled with the Holy Spirit. I have served Him ever since.
Due to my home life I met and married my first husband very quickly. I did seek the Lord, and tried with everything in me to make it work, but I soon learned you can’t make someone love you and be faithful. You can’t make them stay. So at 21 I was divorced with 2 babies, never had a job and couldn’t even drive. I was somewhere I never dreamed or wanted to be, but God is faithful.