Former Addicts Help Colombia's Street People

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Colombia, long a source of illegal drugs for the United States, has a drug addiction problem of its own that has left thousands of its own citizens homeless.

Some 1,500 homeless people live on "L" street, also known as "The Bronx" in Bogotá. Most are victims of drug and alcohol abuse. 

Recently, many of them found hope when a group of former addicts invaded "L" street.

Christians who have had their lives turned around arrived from different countries on a mission to help Colombia's street people.

On the streets of Bogotá, a group of 200 volunteers shared and prayed for hundreds. They then took 65 street people to recovery centers to find further help and a chance for a new life.

They shared their own stories, then offered prayer, counsel, and a hot meal.

Evangelist Nicky Cruz, a former New York gang leader and recovered addict, shared his own testimony during special meetings.

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