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A Gang Life Transformed by God's Grace

A teenager falls into the gang life just long enough to be implicated in felony murder. After being convicted, Patrick commits his life to Christ in prison and is paroled after 12 years of a life sentence. Read Transcript


SOMEONE IS KILLED BUT IT

WASN'T ME.

JOINED A GANG AT 15, GOTTEN INTO

SELLING DRUGS.

WE ONLY SOLD A LITTLE HERE AND

THERE.

I WANTED TO MAKE MORE MONEY.

I TALKED ABOUT TO HIM ABOUT

DOING SOME ROBBERIES.

I HAD WORKED AT THE PLACE

BEFORE.

THAT IS WHY I DIDN'T GO WITH

THEM.

I TALKED ABOUT WITH THEM ABOUT

THE PLANNING.

THEY WENT AND PULLED IT OFF.

I WASN'T EVEN THERE.

I WAS THINKING IT WAS ALL AT

THEM.

I WAS AT SCHOOL THE DAY BEFORE

THANKSGIVING.

VICE PRINCIPAL CAME TO THE

CLASSROOM.

WHEN I STEPPED OUT OF THE DOOR,

THERE WERE THREE POLICE OFFICERS

THERE STANDING THERE AND

ARRESTED ME TELLING ME I WAS

CHARGED WITH CAPITAL MURDER.

I WAS PINNED AS THE MASTER MIND

BEHIND IT ALL.

LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE OR THE DEATH

PENALTY.

AT 17 YEARS OLD, I WAS SCARED.

YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS

GOING TO HAPPEN

NOW.

I KNOW I NEED TO GET SAVED AND

NEED JESUS IN MY LIFE.

I TALKED ABOUT TO GOD AND SAID I

KNOW I MESSED UP, IF YOU WILL

GET ME OUT OF THIS, I'LL SERVE

YOU THE REST OF MY LIFE.

I AM GOING TO TRIAL, THERE WERE

THREE CHARGES, I WAS CONVICTED

OF FELONY MURDER.

I HAD A CHANCE OF PAROLE.

THE JUDGE SAID GOD HAD MERCY ON

YOU.

I WAS A NEW CREATURE LIKE THE

SCRIPTURE SAYS.

IT WASN'T HARD FOR ME TO STEP

AWAY AND LEAVE THE GANG LIFE.

OPENING UP SCRIPTURES AFTER

THAT.

HE GRADUALLY CONTINUED TO CHANGE

ME AND CHANGE ME.

THE PRAYER CHANGED FROM IF YOU

GET ME OUT OF THIS, I'LL

REDIRECT MY LIFE, TO IF I GET

OUT OF HERE OR NOT, I'LL SERVE

YOU THE REST OF MY LIFE.

I BEGAN TO SPEAK THAT OVER MY

LIFE.

THE GUY THEY ARRESTED ME -- I

ENROLLED IN GED CLASSES AND GOT

AN ASSOCIATES DEGREE IN DATA

PROCESSING.

I WAS ABLE TO WORK FOR ONE OF

THE CHAPLAINS.

I FOUND THE SCRIPTURES PSALM

146:7, THE LORD LOOKS AT THE

PRISONERS, PSALM 68:6, HE LEADS

THE PRISONS OUT TO A PRODUCTIVE

LIFE.

WHEN I SAW THOSE SCRIPTURES, I

BELIEVED I AM GOING HOME.

I BELIEVED GOD FOR IT.

I DID 12 YEARS.

THE PAROLE BOARD RELEASED ME.

IT WAS A MIRACLE OF GOD.

HIS FAVOR AND MERCY I WAS

RELEASED.

HE SURROUNDED ME WITH HIS

FAVOR, PSALMS 5:12.

I HAVE FAVOR WITH GOD AND MAN.

WHEN I WAS RELEASED, I HAD TO

FIND A JOB MAKING GOOD MONEY.

WHILE I WAS ON THE INSIDE, I HAD

A DESIRE, A VISION, WHEN I GET

OUT I WILL MINISTER TO YOUNG

PEOPLE.

I WAS TALKING TO A FRIEND AT

WORK A GUY, HE LET ME SHARE MY

STORY HOW GOD CHANGED MY LIFE

HOW

I WAS

SITTING IN THOSE SEATS

AND NOW I AM FREE AND BECAUSE OF

JESUS I AM FREE.

HE HAS A PLAN FOR THEM.

THAT IS A BLESSING TO ME THAT MY

LIFE CAN SERVE, CAN BE USED TO

BRING HOME SOMEBODY OUT OF THE

PLAN OF THE ENEMY.

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