Conversions

Letter Telling of Conversion

by Steve Ray on July 2, 2016

Dear Steve,

        I just received the gift you sent me and have to say thank you. My name is Scott Cowen and I guess my mom sent you a thank you for your YouTube videos. Your video taught me about Mary in a way I never heard it as a young adult and brought me back to the Catholic Church. 

Since that time I have restored, as well as any sinner can, my relationship with the Lord. And although I have been reading the Bible for the last many years I had – as you call them – Protestant glasses on. Before your video, which I honestly wasn’t going to watch until the Holy Spirit strongly prompted me, I had never heard of typology.

Now it seems as thought I can’t get away from it. You and other apologists have made so clear what I just skipped over in the past. Now I see it relating to not just Mary but Jesus, the Eucharist and the Church. It’s as if there were hidden away in my Bible a whole other book.

I now am not only a Catholic again but more devout then I would have ever been had I not wandered away in the first place. I have committed my self to fervent study of the book and the church teachings. I also attend Mass daily. I’m in the process of baptizing my children and converting my wife but I won’t let it stop there. I have a new zeal for God and want everyone to know even with my minimal knowledge.

My wife told me a year ago I could find a new church as long as it wasn’t Catholic, oops. And also that she desired to see the Holy Land and now I know who will be my guide when we have it all in place. I thank you again for your help in unveiling my eyes. And pray you and your ministry find everyone who has been lost because I know now that it is truly the church that Christ founded.

Funny how until now I never had a “coming to Jesus story” like many of my Protestant brothers and sisters, maybe because I had walked away from the truth. Again thank you for the GIFT and the book and cds also.

Your reunited brother in Christ,

Scott

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Two Sample E-mails that Make My Heart Sing

by Steve Ray on June 19, 2016

Number 1:
Steve, I know you get a ton of emails, but I still want to email you and tell you how much of an impact you had on me converting to the Catholic faith. Your talks on he Church Fathers had the biggest impact on me.

After studying the Church Fathers, I knew Catholicism was the Church for me. I attend Mass daily and I owe you a big thank you.

Being raised Protestant, I always felt like something was missing. I felt distant from God. Church felt more like a rock and roll concert than actual worship. I felt like the pastor was trying to entertain rather than teach.

But Mass is the total opposite. I can feel the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and the Holy Spirit in the liturgy. Tradition that has guided this Church for over 2000 years lives on and I feel proud and humbled to be apart of it.

Praise God for leading me to this church and thank you Steve for helping me open my eyes of the truth.

Signed, B.B.

Number 2:
Steve  Just a huge thanks for your YouTubes. My son recently returned the Catholic Church after being an Evangelical Protestant for 20 years; your description of Mary as the Arc of the New Covenant was instrumental, as he left the church because we “worship Mary” according to a girl friend in High School.  

Many prayers to Mary and many saints and Jesus brought him back…….with your help  Thank you.

 

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How did a Baptist kid from Gilmore Texas eventually become a Catholic priest? This is a delightful story full of instruction and apologetics. 

I love to share conversion stories to affirm our Catholic Faith. Such a story as this rings in our hearts and confirms that we are in the right place. It also gives us knowledge and insight to share the truth with others.

The title of the interview is “Are You Saved?”  Coming from Texas, which is known as part of the Baptist Bible Belt, this is a timely and appropriate article. 

You can enjoy the who interview and moving story HERE.

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