On August 16, 2005, Richard had an incredible experience. He was never too religious of a person, hearing of God’s Word but having severe doubts about His existence. On that day Richard found out that he had a split blood clot and was quickly sent to the surgical ward. The doctors had to stop his heart and brain in order to do the surgery, leaving Richard with only 10 percent chance of survival. During his surgery, Richard had a surreal out-of-body experience where he believed He met God. The moment was so profound, he converted to Christianity.