Editors note: Below are two world service contributions from OA members in support of our Strategic Plan. When I first came to OA in 2005 at 275 pounds (125 kg), I thought I had the God thing down. Others might have trouble with the concept, but I had spent years studying theology, was working as a religious professional, and was a regular churchgoer. I was so confident in my preexisting relationship with God that I only sort of did Step One (I was too cocky to admit that my life was unmanageable). To the extent I was able to admit

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