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700 Club Canada: May 23, 2014

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HELLO. I'M BRIAN WARREN.

AND I'M LAURA LYNN TYLER

THOMPSON. WELCOME TO THE 700

CLUB CANADA.

OKAY, RIGHT OFF THE TOP

WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER ONE

TECHNIQUE FOR BREAKING A BAD

HABIT.

I'VE BARELY BEEN ABLE TO DO

LIKE MY WORSE HABIT IS WHEN YOU

HAVE YOUR KEYS RIGHT FOR THE

CAR AND, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE

BIG PURSES, RIGHT?

NO, I DON'T. I DON'T.

AND SEVERAL POCKETS IN THE

PURSES.

DO YOU HAVE A BIG PURSE?

AND I JUST, I THROW THEM

IN. I JUST THROW THEM IN THE

BAG AND I DON'T KNOW HOW BUT

THEN THEY COMPLETELY DISAPPEAR

INTO A CLOUD OF INVISIBILITY.

IS THAT LIKE THAT HOCKEY BAG

THAT YOU BRING ON THE

WELL, YEAH, I HAVE A BIG

PURSE. IT'S NOT REALLY A

HOCKEY BAG BUT IT'S LOST AND

I NEED TO PUT THE KEYS IN ONE

PLACE. I HAVE NOT CONQUERED

THIS.

OKAY, WELL, YOU'RE GOING TO

HAVE HELP TODAY. WE'RE GOING

TO HELP YOU OUT. THAT'S THE

THING WITH BAD HABITS. YOU GET

USED TO THEM AND THE POINT

THAT THEY DON'T ALWAYS SEEM

ALL THAT BAD ANYMORE.

MEANWHILE THEY'RE SLOWLY

SUCKING THE LIFE OUT OF YOU

AND YOU MAY NOT EVEN KNOW IT.

TODAY YOU'LL MEET A MAN

WHO BECAME AN OUTLAW. THAT'S

HOW ADDICTED HE BECAME TO A

LIFE OF CRIME.

AND JUST IN CASE YOU THOUGHT

THAT IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU

LISTEN TO WE'LL INTRODUCE YOU

TO A MAN WHOSE INTRODUCTION

TO CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR CAME

THROUGH HIS HEADPHONES.

WOW. AND THE REMARKABLE

STORY OF A VIOLENT CRIMINAL

WHOSE HORRIFIC LIFE WAS TURNED

COMPLETELY UPSIDE DOWN BY THE

LOVE OF GOD. IT WILL BE SURE

TO ENCOURAGE YOU NO MATTER

HOW DARK YOUR JOURNEY MIGHT

SEEM TODAY.

BUT FIRST CHARLES DUDREY,

CRIME ADDICT.

AS CHILDREN CHARLES DUDREY

AND HIS SIBLINGS ENDURED EVERY

FORM OF ABUSE AT THE HANDS OF

THEIR OWN FATHER. ONE

VIOLENT EPISODE SENT CHARLES

TO THE MAYO CLINIC. HIS

FATHER SLAMMED CHARLES' HEAD

AGAINST THE WALL SENDING HIM

INTO A SEIZURE.

THE DIAGNOSIS FOR ME WAS

WAS GRIM AND THE DOCTORS WANTED

TO DO SURGERY AND DO A FRONTAL

LOBOTOMY ON ME TO SCRAPE SCAR

TISSUE OFF OF MY BRAIN FROM THE

PHYSICAL ABUSE. MY MOTHER

DECIDED NO THAT THAT WOULD NOT

HAPPEN.

AT THE AGE OF 11 CHARLES

WITNESSED THE UNTHINKABLE, HIS

MOTHER'S MURDER. HE LATER

DISCOVERED THAT HIS FATHER

CONTRACTED THE KILLING TO

CONTINUE HIS AFFAIR WITH A

FAMILY BABY SITTER.

ONE EVENING AS THE BABY

SITTER AND HER BROTHER CAME

HOME FROM BEING OUT PARTYING

WITH THEIR FRIENDS ONE OF THE

FRIENDS PICKED UP A LOADED

PISTOL THAT WAS ON THE COUNTER

IN OUR HOME AND HE POINTED

IT AT MY MOTHER AND THE BULLET

LODGED IN HER HEART AND SHE

DIED 6 HOURS LATER.

IN THE END NO ONE WAS

CONVICTED OF THE CRIME.

IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE MURDER

CHARLES' FATHER MOVED THE

FAMILY FROM MINNESOTA TO

ILLINOIS. THE FAMILY BABY

SITTER BECAME CHARLES' NEW

STEP-MOTHER.

WHEN WE ARRIVED IN ILLINOIS

IT SEEMED THAT THE ABUSE

STARTED TO INTENSIFY. WE WERE

TREATED VERY CRUELLY. ALL OF

THE FOOD IN THE HOUSE WAS

LOCKED IN CABINETS. YOU'RE

CONTINUOUSLY IN FEAR OF BEING

BEAT OR HAVING URINE THROWN

IN YOUR FOOD OR BEING PUSHED

DOWN THE STAIRS. ANY KIND OF

ABUSE YOU CAN IMAGINE WE

EXPERIENCED.

IN THE SPRING OF 1970 CHARLES

GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL AND RAN

AWAY. HE CHANNELED HIS PENT-UP

ANGER INTO A LIFE OF CRIME.

I HAD NO RESPECT FOR

AUTHORITY WHATSOEVER. I WASN'T

GOING TO BE TOLD WHAT TO DO.

I WASN'T GOING TO HAVE ANYBODY

PUT THEIR HANDS ON ME. I KNEW

THAT I HAD THE POWER UP TO

DEFEND MYSELF AND TO DO WHAT

IT WOULD TAKE TO NEVER BE

ABUSED OR HIT AGAIN. ANYTHING

THAT I COULD TO MAKE MONEY

TO LIVE FAST, TO BE ON THE GO,

TO RENT CARS, TO BUY NEW

CLOTHES, TO USE SOME DOPE, TO

ANYTHING I COULD TO STAY AWAY

FROM THAT AUTHORITY I DID IT.

CHARLES WAS ARRESTED FOR

ROBBERY AND SPENT 6 YEARS IN

PRISON YET HE EXITED THE PRISON

DOORS EVEN MORE ADDICTED TO

CRIME.

I LIKED THE DRAMA. I LIKED

PEEL AND SAFE SOAP AND WITH

A BIG PRY BAR OR RUNNING A

CHECK SCAM OR DOING A

BURGLARY AND, YOU KNOW,

I WAS LIKE YEAH AND I WAS

DIGGING IT.

AFTER 30 YEARS OF CRIME

CHARLES WAS IN WASHINGTON

STATE RUNNING FROM THE LAW.

THE STRESS OF HIS LIFESTYLE

WAS BEGINNING TO TAKE A

TOLL. HE BEGAN TO UNRAVEL

AFTER AN INCIDENT WITH HIS NEW

DOG.

I HAPPENED TO BE GIVING THE

PUPPY A BATH AND HE NIPPED

ME AND BIT MY HAND AND I

SLAPPED AND HE NIPPED ME

AGAIN AND I SLAPPED HIM AGAIN

AND HE STARTED TO WINE AND I

REALLY STARTED FEELING GUILTY.

IT WAS JUST CRAZY. I MEAN OF

ALL OF THE THINGS I HAD DONE

AND THE ASSAULTS AND THE

MEANNESS IN ME I'M FEELING

BAD FOR HURTING A DOG. AND I

FOUND MYSELF ON A PIER DOWN

ALONG THE RIVER IN OUR

COMMUNITY AND I WAS DOWN THERE

BAWLING AND I SAYS GOD IF YOU

ARE AVAILABLE, IF YOU ARE

REALLY EXIST I NEED YOU IN MY

LIFE RIGHT NOW. I SAID JESUS

IF YOU'RE REALLY TRUE LIKE

THEY SAID ON THE TELEVISION

THEN I NEED YOU NOW. IT

CAN'T GET ANY WORSE THAN WHAT

I HAVE AND I SAID FATHER PLEASE

FORGIVE ME. I ACCEPT WHAT YOU

HAVE FOR ME. AND ALL OF A

SUDDEN I JUST STARTED TO WEEP

AND EVERYTHING THAT WAS UGLY

IN ME IT JUST STARTED TO JUST

TO COME OUT. IT WAS LIKE

WITH JUST IN A MATTER OF

MOMENTS ALL OF THE UGLINESS

AND THE PAIN WAS GONE IN MY

LIFE AND I JUST FELT ANEW

AND MY LIFE CHANGED FROM THAT

MOMENT FORWARD.

CHARLES COMPLETELY GAVE UP

HIS LIFE OF CRIME AND

IMMEDIATELY STARTED READING

THE BIBLE AND GOING TO CHURCH.

I HAD NEVER FELT LIKE THIS

BEFORE IN MY LIFE. I WENT

HOME AND I FOUND THE BIBLE

AT THE HOUSE AND I MEAN I WAS

SITTING IN FRONT OF THE

TELEVISION WATCHING THE

CHRISTIAN BROADCAST. I HAD MY

BIBLE IN MY HAND. I WAS JUST

JACKED UP ON JESUS. I STOOD

BEFORE THE ALTAR ONE EVENING

IN CHURCH AND THERE WAS A GUEST

SPEAKER THERE AND HE CALLED ME

UP THERE AND HE SAID I HAVE A

PROPHECY FOR YOU. AND HE SAYS

THE LORD IS GOING TO RESTORE

UNTO YOU WHAT THE MOTH AND THE

CANKER WORM HAS DEVOURED. HE

IS GOING TO RESTORE UNTO YOU

WHAT THE MEAN THINGS THAT YOUR

FATHER DID TO YOU. HE SAID GOD

IS GOING TO ERASE THAT IN YOUR

LIFE AND THE LORD HAS BEEN

FAITHFUL TO THE T IN EVERY

ASPECT.

TODAY CHARLES HAS THE CHANCE

TO BE THE LOVING FATHER HE

NEVER HAD. CHARLES AND HIS

WIFE, DIANA, HAVE 3 CHILDREN

AND 8 GRANDCHILDREN.

THE THINGS THAT ARE THE

DEAREST TO ME IN MY LIFE

ONLY CAME BECAUSE OF CHRIST

BRINGING IT INTO MY LIFE. I

WOULD SAY THAT NO MATTER HOW

DEEP THE PAIN, NO MATTER HOW

STRONG THE HURT, NO MATTER HOW

UGLY IT IS WHATEVER YOU HAVE

DONE, NO MATTER WHAT ANYBODY

ELSE HAS EVER DONE TO YOU TO

CAUSE YOU PAIN THAT THE LORD

IS STANDING NOW WAITING TO

TOUCH YOUR HEART AND GIVE YOU

A NEW LIFE AND A RELATIONSHIP

WITH HIM.

UP NEXT ON THE 700 CLUB

CANADA.

JOSHUA GREW UP IN THE

SUBURBS BUT HE WAS

INTRIGUED BY THE LIFESTYLE OF

GANGSTER RAPPERS AND HE WANTED

TO BE JUST LIKE THEM.

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MUSIC

WHEN JOSHUA MITCHELL RAPS HE

SINGS ABOUT HIS LIFE SO THAT

OTHERS WILL LEARN.

I'M WRITING FROM THE PAST

MISTAKES THAT I'VE MADE. I'M

WRITING FOR THINGS THAT I SEE

THAT PEOPLE ARE STRUGGLING

WITH GIVING THEM HOPE.

MUSIC

JOSHUA GREW UP IN THE

SUBURBS BUT HE WAS

INTRIGUED BY THE LIFESTYLE

OF GANGSTER RAPPERS AND HE

WANTED TO BE JUST LIKE THEM.

THEY HAD THE LADIES. THEY

HAD THE MONEY. THEY HAD THE

FAME. THEY WERE TORN AND

EVERYTHING YOU WATCHED THEM DO

WAS IN EXCELLENCE.

IN THAT WORLD IMAGE IS

EVERYTHING.

I WANTED TO PROVE MYSELF TO

PEOPLE SO I'M WILLING TO GO TO

THE END OF THIS SO I'M GOING TO

START CARRYING GUNS. I'M GOING

TO START SELLING DRUGS, YOU

KNOW, SO I COULD REALLY RAP

ABOUT THIS STUFF. I COULD

REALLY BE WHAT I SAY I AM.

EVEN THOUGH HE WENT TO

CHURCH WITH HIS FAMILY HE

NEVER CARED ABOUT WHAT GOD

THOUGHT. HE WANTED TO IMPRESS

HIS FRIENDS.

SO THERE WRONG PEOPLE

SPEAKING INTO MY LIFE AT THAT

TIME, YOU KNOW, AND IT AFFECTED

ME. IT AFFECTED ME BECAUSE I

STARTED TAKING ON WHAT THEY

SAID I WAS GOING TO BE LIKE.

OH, YOU KNOW, YOU DO THIS

REAL GOOD. YOU KNOW, CAN

FIGHT REAL GOOD. YOU CAN RAP

LIKE THAT REAL GOOD AND I'M

LIKE YEAH I CAN AND NOW THAT'S

STARTING TO STEER MY LIFE

VERSUS GOD STEERING MY LIFE.

TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE HIS

PARENTS SEPARATED AND HIS DAD

MOVED OUT. SINCE HIS FAMILY

WAS FALLING APART JOSHUA NOW

A TEENAGER LEANED MORE HEAVILY

ON HIS FRIENDS.

AND THAT'S WHEN I REALLY

STARTED GOING DOWN THE ROAD

OF ROBBING AND STARTED SELLING

DRUGS AND REALLY STARTED

HANGING IN SOME BAD PLACES

CAUSE I GOT TO THE POINT

WHERE I DIDN'T REALLY CARE NO

MORE.

THERE ARE MANY WHO GAVE UP

ON JOSHUA BUT HIS MOTHER NEVER

DID. FOR YEARS SHE PRAYED DAILY

HE'D TURN HIS LIFE OVER TO

GOD. THEN FINALLY JOSHUA'S

WORLD COLLAPSED.

I'M LAYING ON THE GROUND NOW.

COPS GOT GUNS IN MY FACE. I'M

CAUGHT RED-HANDED.

JOSHUA WAS ARRESTED FOR

ROBBERY. HIS ACCOMPLICE HAD

BEEN TARGETED BY POLICE FOR

SOME TIME AND THE 2 GOT CAUGHT

IN A STING OPERATION.

I'M ABOUT TO GO TO JAIL SO

ALL OF IT SETS IN LIKE WAS THIS

REALLY WORTH IT?

JOSHUA WAS CHARGED WITH 3

FELONIES.

NOW EVERYTHING THAT YOU

WRAP ABOUT, ALL THAT GANGSTER

MUSIC YOU'RE LISTENING TO

WHERE IS IT NOW? ALL OF THAT,

YOU KNOW, YOU LIVE BY THE

CODE. YOU DIE BY THE CODE AND

AT THAT MOMENT I SAID I'M DONE.

HE WAS RELEASED ON BOND BUT

HIS CASE GOT CAUGHT UP IN THE

COURT SYSTEM FOR 2 YEARS. IT

GAVE JOSHUA TIME TO THINK ABOUT

HIS LIFE.

AND AT THAT TIME I DIDN'T

HAVE NOBODY ELSE BUT MY FAMILY.

FRIENDS WEREN'T AROUND. THE

ONLY THING THAT REALLY MATTERED

WAS SEEING MY MOM PRAY AND

SAYING JOSHUA GOD IS WAKING YOU

UP CAUSE GOD HAS A PLAN FOR

YOU.

ONE DAY IN COURT JOSHUA SAW

THIS PLAN START TO UNFOLD.

I REMEMBER THAT LAST DAY

FOR ME WHEN THE JUDGE LOOKED

AT ME AND SAID I DON'T KNOW

WHY I'M DOING THIS. I DON'T

EVEN UNDERSTAND WHY I'M

DOING THIS. I SHOULDN'T BE

DOING THIS BUT I'M GOING TO LET

YOU OFF AND I'M JUST GOING TO

GIVE YOU 3 YEARS PROBATION.

CONVINCED THAT WAS THE WORK

OF GOD JOSHUA GAVE HIS LIFE TO

JESUS CHRIST.

I SAID GOD I SEE YOU NOW.

THE LIGHT CAME ON. THE LIGHT

CAME ON LIKE YOU'VE BEEN WITH

ME THROUGHOUT THIS WHOLE

PROCESS. EVEN WHEN I WAS OUT

THERE DOING THINGS, YOU KNOW,

YOU KEPT MY LIFE AND YOU LET

ME GET TO THIS PLACE TO WHERE

I SEE THAT YOU'RE THE ONLY

THING I NEED.

HE LEARNED THAT THROUGH

CHRIST HE HAD STRENGTH TO

RESIST HIS FORMER LIFESTYLE.

MY FRIENDS WOULD STILL CALL

ME WANTING TO HANG OUT AND

WANTING TO DRINK BUT I WOULD

CHOOSE LIFE. FRIENDS WOULD

STILL, GIRLS WOULD STILL CALL

TO ME WANTING TO GET UP AND

DO SOME THINGS BUT I CHOOSE

LIFE. AS MORE AND MORE YOU

CHOOSE LIFE, LIFE STARTS LIVING

IN YOU MORE AND MORE SO

JOSHUA HAS SINCE MARRIED.

HE AND HIS WIFE, ROSE, BRING

THE MESSAGE OF GOD'S LOVE

THROUGH JOSHUA'S NEW MUSIC.

AND NOW I'M DOING MUSIC

THAT I LOVE. I'M WRITING FROM

MY HEART AND IT'S AWESOME. IN

THE HARDEST TIMES IN MY LIFE

SEEING GOD COME THROUGH AND

BE THERE FOR ME EVEN NOW, EVEN

IN THE TOUGH TIMES THAT I FACE

NOW SEEING GOD WORK IN MY

FAVOR IT CONTINUES TO SHOW ME

THAT YOU KNOW WHAT, GOD IS

FOR ME AND NOW I CAN REALLY

SAY THAT I KNOW GOD. IT'S NO

LONGER ME JUST SAYING OH

YEAH I'VE HEARD OF GOD. I

HEARD HE'S PRETTY COOL. I

HEARD HE'LL WORK IN YOUR FAVOR.

NOW I CAN SAY I KNOW GOD WILL

WORK IN YOUR FAVOR CAUSE HE DID

IT FOR ME. I KNOW GOD WILL BE

THERE FOR YOU BECAUSE HE WAS

THERE FOR ME. I KNOW GOD HAS A

PLAN AND PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE

BECAUSE HE HAS A PLAN AND

PURPOSE FOR ME.

COMING UP NEXT.

I MEAN I USED TO SIT ON THE

END OF MY BED EVERY NIGHT

ROCKING BACK AND FORTH SAYING

PLEASE GOD PLEASE, PLEASE DON'T

LET HIM COME UP TODAY. PLEASE,

PLEASE, PLEASE.

TOO OFTEN WE CARRY BAGGAGE

FROM OUR PAST. YOU KNOW WHAT

IT'S LIKE. IT AFFECTS

EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE IN OUR

LIVES. IT'S ALWAYS THERE

WEIGHING US DOWN AND KEEPING

US FROM ACHIEVING TRUE

HAPPINESS. BUT DO YOU KNOW

GOD NEVER MEANT FOR US TO BE

TRAPPED IN THE PAST? YOU CAN

BE FREE OF YOUR BAGGAGE. LEARN

HOW GOD'S FORGIVENESS LEADS TO

CHANGED LIVES AND NEW

BEGINNINGS. CALL THE 700 CLUB.

MUSIC

GROWING UP IT WAS PRETTY,

YOU KNOW, KIND OF BRUTAL. I'D

TAKE SEVERE BEATINGS. IT

WASN'T, YOU KNOW, A SMACK

ON THE REAR END OR SOMETHING

LIKE THAT. IT WAS PUTTING YOU

OVER THE TOP RAIL ON THE BUNK

BED AND SMASHING YOUR HEAD

OR DRIVING YOUR HEAD THROUGH

THE WAY. I MEAN YOU COULD GO

IN AND TAKE DOWN THE WALLPAPER

IN MY BEDROOM AND YOU'D

PROBABLY SEE I DON'T KNOW

HOW MANY HOLES FROM WHERE

HE HAD TO PLASTER THEM UP

AFTER HE HAD FINISHED BEATING

ON ME.

MICHAEL BULL ROBERTS'

CHILDHOOD WAS FULL OF PAIN

AND ABUSE AS HE WAS THE TARGET

OF HIS FATHER'S RAGE.

THE ONLY WAY I KNEW HIS

EMOTIONS IT WAS JUDGED BY,

YOU KNOW, WHETHER OR NOT HE

TOOK HIS STEEL-TOED BOOTS OFF

WHEN HE CAME HOME FROM WORK

AND CAME UP AND THREW A

LICKING ON ME. BUT EVERYBODY

IN TOWN WAS AFRAID OF MY DAD,

YOU KNOW, EVERYONE WOULD

THINK, YOU KNOW, THIS BIG ED

ROBERTS EVERYONE WAS SCARED

OF HIM AND BECAUSE NOBODY

NEVER WENT AFTER HIM EVERYBODY

KNEW WHAT WAS GOING ON BUT

NOBODY DID NOTHING, YOU KNOW.

I MEAN I USED TO SIT ON THE END

OF MY BED EVERY NIGHT ROCKING

BACK AND FORTH SAYING PLEASE,

GOD, PLEASE, PLEASE DON'T LET

HIM COME UP TODAY. PLEASE,

PLEASE, PLEASE AND I'D BE

JUST ROCKING BACK AND FORTH AT

THE END OF MY BED PRAYING AND

PRAYING AND PRAYING BUT GOD

NEVER ANSWERED, YOU KNOW, AND

SO I HATED GOD.

CONSTANT BATTERING TOOK A

TOLL ON HIM EARLY AS HIS

STRUGGLE TO FIND LOVE AND

ACCEPTANCE GRADUALLY GAVE WAY

TO HATRED AND COLD

BLOODEDNESS.

YOU KNOW, NOBODY IN THE

SCHOOL, NOBODY ANYWHERE EVER

TOOK THE TIME TO SAY, YOU KNOW,

WHAT'S WRONG. WHAT'S GOING ON

OR WHATEVER CAUSE THEY DIDN'T

WANT TO DEAL WITH IT AND SO I

HAD TO KEEP GOING THROUGH IT.

THERE WAS ONE TEACHER WHO

SAW WHAT WAS HAPPENING AND

DARED TO STAND UP AND SAY

SOMETHING. AFTER HIS CASE WAS

REPORTED YOUNG MICHAEL WAS

TAKEN FROM HIS HOME AND PLACED

IN FOSTER CARE.

SO I WENT IN TO FOSTER CARE

AND I JUST BECAME VERY CONFUSED

BECAUSE I DIDN'T HAVE ANYBODY

TO PUNISH ME ANYMORE, RIGHT?

SO I STARTED PUNISHING MYSELF.

SO I WOULD DO A LOT OF

SELF-MUTILATING. I STABBED

MYSELF 3 TIMES THROUGH THE

ARM HERE RIGHT THROUGH TO

THE OTHER SIDE. I CAN EVEN

FEEL THE SCARS EVERYWHERE.

ISN'T THAT RIGHT? THEY ENDED

UP HAVING TO PUT ME IN A

MENTAL INSTITUTION. THEY PUT

ME ON FORENSIC WARD FOR

CRIMINALLY INSANE SO NOW I'M

IN THERE WITH, YOU KNOW, AN AX

MURDERER. I'M IN THERE WITH

SERIAL RAPISTS, ALL THIS STUFF,

YOU KNOW. GOD WAS NEVER

THERE WHEN I WAS A KID. HE

WASN'T THERE THEN. LIKE I

JUST, THERE WAS NO GOD. I

JUST DIDN'T BELIEVE.

IN HIS SEARCH FOR ACCEPTANCE

MIKE JOINED ONE OF CANADA'S

MOST NOTORIOUS GANGS. HIS

SIZE MADE HIM A PERFECT FIT

AND HE WAS AN INTIMIDATING

FORCE. HE FELT UNSTOPPABLE.

YOU KNOW, I KNEW A LOT

ABOUT ORGANIZED CRIME AND

BEEN INVOLVED IN ORGANIZED

CRIME IN SOME WAY, SHAPE, OR

FORM FOR YEARS, YOU KNOW. AND,

YOU KNOW, ALL THESE CREWS OVER

THE YEARS THAT I'D BEEN

INVOLVED WITH, YOU KNOW, LIKE I

SAID I WAS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR

THAT FAMILY, LOOKING FOR THAT

LOVE AND RESPECT. I WANT

SOMEBODY TO RESPECT ME,

RIGHT, BUT I ALSO WANTED TO

HAVE THAT FEAR IN THE END THAT

I HAD OF MY FATHER CAUSE I

WANTED PEOPLE TO RESPECT AND

FEAR ME LIKE THEY DID MY FATHER

CAUSE I DIDN'T WANT TO BE

MESSED WITH ANYMORE.

BUT THE LAW EVENTUALLY

CAUGHT UP WITH THE GANG AND

THAT WAS JUST THE BEGINNING

OF MIKE'S PROBLEMS.

ONE DAY WE GOT RAIDED.

LUCKILY I DIDN'T GET BUSTED

WITH ANYTHING. MY SAFES WERE

EMPTY. THERE WAS NO GUNS IN MY

HOUSE OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT

AND THEN THERE WAS ALL THIS

PARANOIA AND THE MISTRUST

STARTED KICKING IN AND ALL THIS

OTHER STUFF AND JUST THE CREW

WASN'T THE SAME ANYMORE.

THE CREW BEGAN TO TURN ON

EACH OTHER AND BIG MIKE HAD A

BIG TARGET ON HIS BACK.

ONE DAY I WAS SITTING THERE

TALKING BUSINESS WITH A COUPLE

OF GUYS AND THE OTHER GUY

SNUCK UP BEHIND ME IN THE

LILAC BUSHES AND CRACKS ME

IN THE BACK OF THE NECK WITH A

BASEBALL BAT. I HIT THE GROUND

AND ALL I REMEMBER IS THEM

SAYING GET HIM. HE'S DOWN.

AND THEY'RE, YOU KNOW, BEATING

ME WITH BASEBALL BATS AND

EVERYTHING AND, YOU KNOW,

LEFT ME UNCONSCIOUS AND THEN

THEY DISAPPEARED.

A FARMER TOOK ME TO THE

HOSPITAL. THEY WERE SCARED

AT THE HOSPITAL AND STUFF SO

THEY LIKE AS SOON AS THIS GUY

REGAINS CONSCIOUSNESS GET HIM

OUT OF HERE, YOU KNOW. SO THEY

TOOK ME AND STASHED ME IN A

HOTEL ROOM. SO NOW I'M,

YOU KNOW, I'M LYING IN THIS

BED. MY LEG IS ALL FRACTURED

UP. I HAD SKULL FRACTURES,

YOU KNOW, BLACK AND BLUE ALL

OVER. I HAD 3 BROKEN BONES IN

MY ARM, HAND CRUSHED, ALL THAT

STUFF AND I HAD SEVERE SPINAL

DAMAGE. I GOT MYSELF AGAINST

THE WALL AND I WAS GOING TO GO

TO THE BATHROOM AND I FELL DOWN

AND WHEN I FELL DOWN I FELL ON

THE SIDE THAT WAS BROKEN SO I

COULDN'T LIFT MYSELF BACK UP

AGAIN AND AT THAT POINT I WAS

LIKE, YOU KNOW, FOR ME TO LIVE

TO 33 IN THE LIVE THAT I'VE

LIVED OVER THE YEARS, YOU KNOW,

I'M READY TO DIE TODAY. AND I

HAD IT IN MY HEAD IF I COULD

DRAG MYSELF TO THE BATHROOM

AND GET MY HANDS ON A RAZOR

I WAS JUST GOING TO POKE IT

RIGHT. I KNEW HOW TO GET RID

OF MYSELF AND I WAS JUST GOING

TO CUT OFF THE JUGULAR, BLEED

OUT ON THE FLOOR AND BE DONE

WITH IT, RIGHT? BUT I DECIDED

TO MAKE ONE MORE DEAL WITH

GOD BEFORE I DIED. AND I SAID

YOU KNOW I'M DONE TODAY, RIGHT?

AND I SAID BUT BEFORE I DIE

TODAY THERE'S ONE THING I NEVER

EVER KNOWN. JUST GIVE ME AN

INCH. JUST SHOW ME WHAT LOVE

IS ONCE BEFORE I DIE. I DIDN'T

HAVE TO WAIT FOR NOTHING.

GOD WAS THERE INSTANTLY. I

WAS FORGIVEN AND I JUST

STARTED BAWLING. I KNEW I

WAS SO FORGIVEN. I WAS SO

ASHAMED OF MYSELF. I

COULDN'T LIFT MY HEAD UP. I

WAS SO ASHAMED OF MYSELF FOR

EVER DOUBTING THAT THERE WAS

A GOD. I'VE TOLD THIS STORY

SO MANY TIMES OVER THE LAST 5

YEARS AND IT STILL AMAZES ME

AND BREAKS MY HEART LIKE I

CAN'T BELIEVE THAT GOD WOULD

DO THAT FOR ME. THERE'S A GOD.

I KNOW THERE'S A GOD AND TO

TODAY I TELL PEOPLE ALL THE

TIME IF YOU WANT TO FIGHT ABOUT

IT LET'S GO OVER TO THE PARK.

COME ON. I KNOW THERE'S A GOD,

MAN. I'M TELLING YOU. I KNOW

IT, YOU KNOW, AND I COULD NEVER

GO BACK. I DON'T CARE HOW POOR

I GET OR WHAT I DO WITHOUT, I

COULD NEVER GO BACK TO WHO I

WAS.

DADDY.

YEAH, BUDDY.

HOW MANY NICKELS ARE IN A

DOLLAR?

THERE ARE 20 NICKELS IN A

DOLLAR.

HOW DO BIRDS FLY? DOES

MILK REALLY MAKE MY BONES

STRONGER?

YEAH, YEAH.

DADDY, WHEN WE DIE WILL WE GO

TO HEAVEN?

DO YOU HAVE THE ANSWER TO

LIFE'S BIGGEST QUESTION? CALL

THE 700 CLUB. WE'LL HELP YOU

FIND ANSWERS TO THE IMPORTANT

QUESTIONS LIFE BRINGS YOUR WAY.

MUSIC

SO I WAS ON FACEBOOK ONE

NIGHT AND I ASKED MY FRIEND I

SAYS LISTEN CAN YOU COME OVER

FOR COFFEE TOMORROW, RIGHT?

SHE SAID I CAN'T. I'M BUSY. I

HAVE AN ART SHOW TOMORROW.

I SAID OH WHAT KIND OF ART?

AND SHE SAID ABSTRACT. I SAID

OH THAT'S WHERE YOU THROW THE

PAINT AT THE CANVAS AND YOU

THINK IT'S ART, RIGHT? AND SHE

SAID NO NOT QUITE, RIGHT?

AND I THINK SHE WAS A LITTLE

BIT OFFENDED THAT I SAID THAT

AND I SAID OH YOU THINK THAT

WOULD WORK FOR ME IF I WENT

AND GOT A CANVAS AND TRIED TO

PAINT ON IT OR WHATEVER? SHE

SAID GIVE IT A SHOT. SO I

WENT OUT AND I GOT TO DO, YOU

KNOW, GO BIG OR GO HOME.

THAT'S THE WAY I ALWAYS DO IT.

SO I BOUGHT THE BIGGEST CANVAS

I COULD FIND, BROUGHT IT HOME,

PAINTED THE FIRST PAINTING,

YOU KNOW. I KNEW WHAT I WAS

GOING TO PAINT ON IT AND IT

WAS, YOU KNOW, IT WAS DARK TO

LIGHT. THERE WAS A CROSS IN

THE MIDDLE THAT WAS HALF DARK,

HALF LIGHT AND, YOU KNOW, IT

WAS ALL HATE, ANGER.

EVERYTHING WAS ALL LISTED HERE

IN THE DARK AND IT REPRESENTED

THE LIGHT GOING IN THE DARK

AND THE DARK GOING IN THE

LIGHT. I PUT IT UP ON FACEBOOK

AND EVERYBODY LOVED IT. I

SAID MAYBE I'M ON TO SOMETHING

CAUSE A GUY ORDERED 10 COPIES

OF IT, YOU KNOW. SO I WENT AND

I PAINTED ANOTHER ONE, YOU

KNOW, THAT REPRESENTED MY

HEART AND CHRIST BEING COMING

OUT OF THE PRISON. THERE WAS

MY HEART AND THERE WAS THE

SALVATION CROSSES AND THE

PRISON CELL IN THE BACKGROUND,

RIGHT? AND EVERYBODY LIKED

THAT. AND SO THEN FOR THE

NEXT 3 MONTHS I PAINTED A

COUPLE HUNDRED PAINTINGS.

WHEN MICHAEL BULL ROBERTS

GAVE HIS LIFE TO JESUS HE WAS

AMAZED AT HOW GOD WAS ABLE

TO CHANGE HIS HARDENED HEART

AND RELEASE A TALENT HE NEVER

KNEW WAS INSIDE.

I'VE BEEN DEALING WITH MY

EMOTIONS THAT WAY. THAT'S HOW

I DEAL WITH MY EMOTIONS. IT

JUST HAS BEEN SO HEALING TO

ME. ALL MY PAINTINGS ARE ALL

FROM MEMORIES, YOU KNOW, LIKE

SOMETHING THAT'S BEEN LOST

SUBCONSCIOUSLY BUT I GUESS

SOME PEOPLE GET IT AND LIKE I'M

STARTING TO UNDERSTAND IT NOW.

LIKE I DON'T KNOW. I JUST

PAINT WHATEVER'S ON MY HEART,

MAN, AND IT COMES OUT, YOU

KNOW.

MIKE ALSO DISCOVERED THAT

HE HAD A HEART FOR PEOPLE AND

A DESIRE TO SHARE WHAT GOD WAS

ABLE TO DO FOR HIM.

OVER THE LAST 5 YEARS I TRIED

DIFFERENT TYPES OF MINISTRIES,

RIGHT, AND, YOU KNOW, I THOUGHT

I COULD GET IN THE MOTORCYCLE

MINISTRY AND THAT WOULD MAKE

ME HAPPY I KNOW CAUSE I COULD

BE AROUND GUYS, YOU KNOW, BIG

BURLY BIKER GUYS LIKE MYSELF

AND, YOU KNOW, I'D FIT RIGHT IN

BECAUSE I DIDN'T FIT IN AT

CHURCH. I TRIED PRISON

MINISTRY. DID PRISON MINISTRY

FOR 3 YEARS. THAT WASN'T IT

EITHER. ONE THING THAT STAYED

CONSTANT IN THE LAST 5 YEARS

IS THE YOUTH, NONSTOP, MAN.

MY HEART FOR THEM IS

INCREDIBLE. IN MY HEAD I THINK

YOU KNOW WHAT? THEM OTHER

FELLAS ARE OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW

BETTER, YOU KNOW, AND THESE

ONES THEY NEED TO HEAR WHAT

REALITY IS, YOU KNOW. I MEAN

DON'T GET ME WRONG. I'LL GO

TO THE SALVATION ARMY AND DO

DEVOTIONALS OR I'LL GO WITH

THE MEN AND IF THEY WANT ME TO

COME I'LL COME. I'LL SHARE

GOD'S LOVE WITH ANYBODY, NOT

JUST THE YOUTH, RIGHT? BUT MY

PASSION AND THE BURDEN THAT'S

ON MY HEART IS MY LOVE FOR THE

YOUTH. IT'S THESE KIDS I'VE

SEEN THAT I PAINTED WITH AND

STUFF LIKE THAT THAT BRINGS

THEM SO MUCH JOY LIKE IT DOES

WITH ME AND I CAN RELATE TO

THEM. I TELL THEM THEY ARE

LIKE CAUSE THEY THINK I'M

GOING TO TEACH THEM HOW TO

PAINT. THE BEST TECHNIQUE IS

NONE. JUST PAINT.

BUT WHAT ABOUT OTHER

PEOPLE'S PERCEPTION OF MIKE?

HOW WOULD THEY REACT TO A

MAN COVERED IN TATTOOS?

I'M NOT ASHAMED OF IT

BECAUSE IT'S MY ROAD MAP,

LIKE, YOU KNOW, LIKE AND IT'S

MY JOURNEY AND I THINK,

YOU KNOW, IT'S LIKE I TELL

PEOPLE ALL THE TIME. DO YOU

KNOW HOW I TELL PEOPLE ABOUT

GOD? ALL I GOT TO DO IS SIT

THERE LIKE THIS WHILE THEY'RE

STARING AT ME AND THEN SMILE,

RIGHT? AND THEN THEY SAY OH

HE'S NOT SO MEAN. HE'S

SMILING, RIGHT? HOW COME HE'S

SMILING? THAT GUY LOOKS PRETTY

MEAN, RIGHT? SO THEN THEY WANT

TO COME AND SAY HEY. SO HOW

MUCH DID THAT HURT, RIGHT?

AND THEN I CAN TELL THEM ABOUT

THE TATTOOS AND I CAN TELL THEM

HOW IT CHANGED MY LIFE. THAT

WAS MY OLD LIFE BUT I'M NOT

DANGEROUS. I'M NOT MEAN. I'M

GOING TO SHOW THE LOVE OF GOD.

YOU CAN'T LOOK ME IN MY EYE

AND SEE JESUS IN ME? YOU'LL

SEE IT.

UNDERNEATH ALL THE PAIN, ALL

THE STRUGGLE, AND ALL THE

TATTOOS IS MICHAEL ROBERTS, A

MAN WHOSE HEART HAS BEEN

CHANGED BY THE AMAZING POWER

OF GOD AND A MAN WHOSE PASSIONS

AND TALENTS ARE STILL BEING

REVEALED AS GOD CONTINUES TO

REVEAL HIMSELF TO MICHAEL.

YOU HAVE TO KNOW GOD. YOU

HAVE TO FEEL GOD. YOU HAVE TO

DESIRE GOD. YOU HAVE TO WANT

HIM. YOU HAVE TO BE AT THAT

POINT WHERE YOU NEED THAT LOVE,

RIGHT? AND UNTIL YOU FEEL THAT

LOVE OR THAT POWER OF GOD FOR

REAL AND YOU REACH A POINT,

LIKE YOU DON'T HAVE TO COME

TO THE POINT THAT I WAS, A BAG

OF BROKEN BONES LYING IN YOUR

OWN FILTH ON THE FLOOR, YOU

COULD COME TO YOUR OWN

POINT OF, YOU KNOW,

UNDERSTANDING OR, YOU KNOW,

WHERE YOU NEED TO CRY OUT AND

ASK FOR THAT REAL LOVE.

CAN YOU BELIEVE MICHAEL

BULL ROBERTS' STORY? IF I

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