Born in 1933, Bill Lavery turned his back on God as a teenager. He thought he “had it all”, as drinking, gambling and ballroom dancing filled his spare time. After marriage, he emigrated to the USA (in 1961), settling in Michigan. He secured a good job in Detroit and enjoyed a “cocktail party” lifestyle into his early thirties. But God began to work in his life, eventually bringing him and his wife to repentance and faith in Christ. Reading: Matt 14:22-32. (Preached in Stark Road Gospel Hall, Livonia, MI, USA, in 2001). (Photo: Detroit harbour, USA).