Paul had dedicated his life to destroying those who had chosen to follow Jesus.
Then Jesus asked Paul to follow Him.
Paul accepted the call of The Lord and was saved.
Timothy was raised in a household that brought him up to know the Gospel as truth.
Jesus invited Timothy to be saved.
Timothy accepted. He too became a child of the King.
It doesn’t matter what your background is. Jesus is extending you the opportunity to come to Him for salvation. He wants to use you for the upbuilding of his kingdom.