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I grew up in a lot of abuse finally removing myself into the care of the government i called for help
i wish i never had for i went through more things within the governments care i.e. foster homes institutions etc .finally at 17 they handed me a 900.00 cheque and said have a good life.that was it no more foster homes or people just go have a good life so i went and rented a limo bought a bunch of alcohol and had a good ol time with my friends.
i am sure many have the same story but if i may this is not my heritage rather the events of the old man . i finally graduated from being in a foster home to living on the street now at first it was cool i was after all 17 and the world was my home so to speak i walked the streets at night got into fights drank in the bars because i was big enough no one really asked me for id in fact got my first job as a bouncer while under age.
anyhow walked this way for some time living on the streets in different places. went to ontario where i again was living onj the streets although i did manage to get a hotel room with someone else to share the rent of it .
i sold marijuana smoked pot a lot i mean a lot was in the bars at 11 am on and finally one day a young man who "worked" for me and my partner was put in the hospital .i tracked the fellow down within an hr went to his house and told him what he had done was wrong in a physical sort of way finally leaving him with you have 3 days to pay his medical bills or i will kill you .
true to my word i phoned him 3 days later but someone else answered the phone i later found out it was a police officer but i had full intentions of going to kill him that day but i got sidetracked with drinking etc .that night i ended up robbing someone in a mcdonalds drunk of course later that night i was arrested. now i should mention that God put a hook in my mouth when i was younger i was actually involved in a youth group we went to canadas wonderland in toronto and did a couple plays this was the first time i ever felt the presence of God .i played lazarus-prophetic of what i would experience coming from death to life so to speak .
anyhow i was imprisoned for almost 2 yrs for the charges i was now up on charges of robbery and extortion for the fellow i told i would kill .the crown prosecutor wanted 5-7 yrs in prison for these crimes the judge made a decision that proved to me God was with me people were in fact praying for me.!she took into account the facts surrounding the 'extortion charge" and the fact i had just told my lawyer to sit down and be quiet so i could plead guilty she ended up with giving me 16 mos in jail for both 1 year for the robbery and 4 mos for extortion .
i don't usually go into detail as i do not wish to glorify that life but someone who will read this needs to hear the truth of this. and besides one day i will be in the spotlight as sad as that is and they will point at this stuff so i freely admit this is who i was and what i did. amen.
My life did not become changed in fact i became a little harder after a length of being in jail but all the time i was afraid i mean all the time.big or not i am small i found out.. on the day of my release i had a lieutenant take me in the office and tell me i needed some new friends because this was no place for me there was a plan for my life and this was not it.
So i went outside got on my knees kissed the ground turned around to the jail and said goodbye with a one finger wave.
That was november 4 1996 i am a life that was changed .
I went through a bit more things finally ending up in calgary canada where i met a girl and moved in with her she was a prostitute so that made me her pimp we were together around a month or so before one day after she had been doing crack i lost it grabbed her by the throat literally and put her against the walls now she was no small girl .however .what i did was very wrong. anyhow in my rage the voice of God spoke to me yes i said it the voice of God let her go she will die and you will be in jail the rest of your life. i let her go.
i then packed my bag and had my 'friend' drive me to the highway. in alberta canada it is illegal to hitchhike and to pick up i put my hand out to hitch and within 2-3 minutes i was picked up.by a car going to englehardt ontario
i ended up in a small town called englehardt ontario within a few days i was in a church service in the little hotel there. there was a little finish man full of the Holy Spirit and power preaching. as he was preaching he stopped he said everyone close your eyes your here tonight but don't know Jesus christ but tonight He is going to show His love for you.with that he started preaching again within a few more minutes he said no i can't get away from this everybody close your eys .he said if you don't know Jesus put your hands up.suddenly" my hands shot up. no matter what anyone thinks i did not put them up but yet there they were he said come up here young man so i came out from the chairs and the presence of God almighty fell on me i began to weep like a little baby he put his finger in my face he said this is no joke man are you sure you want to accept Jesus i said through the now river of tears yes. so he said pray this after me Lord Jesus come into my heart i said Lord Jesus Come and suddenly He did.! no joke man.serious business. Suddenly i was on the floor and felt so strange yet lifted up i don't know how else to explain it. anyhow the pastor prophesied over me at that time that i was called to preach .etc.
Now i don't share any of this to glorify the enemy of our souls he is defeated and the fact i am in God now proves that fact but my heritage is of the saints of the Lord who gave me a hope and a future as you know .
I felt compelled to share this because it is the power of God that saved me not a denomination or a church in fact i am defined by the Lord not a grouping.it is the relationship i have now with Him as my Daddy that i am so grateful for. now my life has been transformed i can clearly say before God i was once lost blinded and a true sinner but now have been found filled and made to live in Him. i am married now and i give God thanks for my life everyday .i am not where i am because i did something except obey His voice and leading.
Praise God forevermore i am a life that was changed. and if anyone that reads this doesn't know Jesus you could and what He has done for me and others He will indeed do for you there is no formula for it just ask Christ to come into your life and to set you free from your sins repent to Him and watch what happens for He will save you and moreover He wil change your life as He has mine and everyone else that He has saved. Amen.
Pt 3 with special prayer.
Finale with prayer amen.!