|Saved By Grace Restoration Ministry|
I want to begin by saying the man that I used to be was not the man that God intended me to be. I was a child without discipline in my life, leading me down several bad paths, and eventually to drug and alcohol abuse. When I was sixteen years old, I began hanging around older people, believing that they were teaching me about life. They taught me based on the undisciplined paths that I had already chosen, which brought me to crack cocaine. Crack took hold of me and refused to let me go for nearly seven years. It took me to some deep dark places that I didn't want to go and kept me longer than I wanted to stay. I lost everything that I owned, along with somethings that I didn't, I lost so much, I continued to lose until I lost myself. One day I got tired of being who I had become. I called out to JESUS, the savior my mom always told me about. I said, " If you can get me out the hood, out of Sunny Side, Houston TX, I will never comeback." I ended up at a place called Search, still with nowhere to go, I again called on JESUS, asking for a place to stay, and vowed that if he provided I would change my ways. Then walking out of the building Restoration Ministries stood outside ministering to and one of the men spoke to me. That was five years ago, today I am on a mission to lead other that are lost like I once was to the cross. I thank God for bringing me out and giving me hope. I have to share what he has done for me in hopes of helping someone else.