Like some, mine started from a bit of directionlessness, and tragedy. A few years ago, I was driving in the Washington mountains, just shy of 50 miles of the Canadian border. I was working on a ranch, in the lumber yard. I'd had a bad day, working on a Saturday [that could have been a prob, in and of itself, having recently been with 7th Day groups]. I was mad with the OT I'd to do, and wanted to get to the next small town, 69 miles to the southeast. Anger, while driving in the mountains, when years past, I'd never really been in the mountains, was a very bad thing. I hit the gurad rail, smashed posts, and really screwed up my car...and to this day, I think it's rather bull that I was given a ticket, on top of wrecking my car. Others, who had their car wrecked, and not hurt anyone, have already agreed. But that's something for another topic... It was during that time, that I had considered going into the Air Reserve/Guard, either to be a Chaplin Assitant, or a Chaplin. There were no openings for CA's, I had already used my GI Bill [30 and 33], and ROTC wouldn't do anything with Theology for becoming a Chaplin. I also felt it was--IDK, discrimintaory[?]--to require a chaplin to actually have a degree...as ULC shows, it isn't needed, and I feel that for those who have shown to be a good minister, that requirement should be waived, but that's not here or there. So, having had struggles for a few years, last year, I had come across ULC, and got ordained. Having leanred that a church does not need to be 501c3 to be tax exmpt, or to receive donations, I have begun, in part, a journey to establish my own Ministry. The core can be summed up in Matthew 25, about the sheep and goats, “What you do unto the least…you do unto Me.” I pray that we will all be sheep, who can open their hearts, and help those that need! I have always been one to help others: help people work through issues, to not commit suicide; help with finances, so people can keep their home; help for when friends did become homeless; general help at a library and a VA hosptial...it feels like something I should be doing, at least on a part-time basis.