In September of 2001, I was working as a singer on yet another cruise ship. I had spent most of my life in the entertainment business, singing and acting on various cruise ships around the world, performing in plays and musicals or at a variety of theme parks on different continents. As one might do, I made many, many bad choices during this period of my life.
One morning, after another night of bad choices, I found myself staring in the mirror, unhappy with the man I saw reflected in the mirror. I had always had a belief in Jesus and God. I knew I wasn’t living my life in accordance with those beliefs. I knew I had to change. I just didn’t know how.
When that job ended in April of 2002, I returned to my “Day Job” as a singing gondolier at the Venetian Hotel & Resort in Las Vegas. I was helping to train a new group of gondoliers to row the gondolas on the river that winds through the hotel. In that group of “trainees” were several Mormons.