Jake Friesen, born February 16, 1931, experienced a spiritual conversion at the age of 11 in 1942. A second 'conversion' took place in 1948, when I was 17, just when Israel returned to nationhood in May of that year. I sensed God's prophetic word being fulfilled in our generation. A passion for the prophetic was born in me and has continued these 50 and more years. I have listened to the prophetic voices around me, but above all, I have read and reread the Scriptures themselves to perceive God's message for the last days of this age.