With only two exceptions, until I was 24 years old, I never saw the inside of any church unless it was either Baptist or Methodist. I thank God for praying parents and grandparents, and for my early upbringing in church, but sad to say, I spent most of my young adult life ignoring God, eventually seeking freedom from Christianity through the pursuit of atheism. But the righteous are blessed and their seed [children/grandchildren/descendants], and I thank God, he did not allow me to commit myself to an eternity without him.
I simply obeyed.
The result of that visit, was a relationship I developed with one of the elderly members of that congregation...which led to the writing of my first book, Redemption: Bible Prophecy Simplified.
I witnessed sin-hardened, homeless addicts begin to hunger for God, and for something better than the hopeless life they were living.