Jerry A. Williams was born in a small town in North Carolina in 1973, raised with five siblings. At the age of 16 , I ran away from home, landing myself in prison , facing 85 years, for miscellaneous crimes at the age of 17. Several years into my incarceration I discovered I had manic depression/ bipolar disorder. Shortly thereafter I found a personal relationship with God. During the past ten years the Lord has mended my relationships with all of my family members, brought me a wonderful wife, and brought me several really great ( friends) non-family members. I have lived with depression/ bipolar disorder ( ruling over me) for a long time, and I wish to encourage those who are dealing with any of those same issues. Plus, I can relate to the basic christian, who can't seem to find Gods' purpose for their life.