In the Fall of 2003, Mary Sue Eck and her husband, Larry did a story in the Medjugorje magazine about my conversion in coming back to the Catholic faith after 24 years. Many people from around the country read the story, and the response from one person would set the mission of the Peace Center in motion again.
In November 2003, I received a call at my work, it was from a man, who had read the story and was prompted by a friend to call me. He said, he enjoyed the story and he had also had his conversion through Our Lady of Medjugorje. We exchanged phone numbers and kept in contact. Over the next couple of months, he shared with me about how he was being inspired to build a Center for Peace. He told me it was going to be a Marian Center for Peace. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. I had never told this man anything about the Sacred Heart Center for Peace that already had been registered with the government as a 501c3 corporation. God had planted the seed in me and now I was hearing that the two callings might be connected.