by Michael X.
(California, USA, December 2005)
Before I trusted Christ
I was a member of a gang. Both my parents were on crack. I did two robberies with no remorse, but something happened. I was caught and ended up in Juvenile hall.
While I was at Juvenile Hall in 1999, around June, some people came and would preach the gospel to us… and one day I realized I was hell bound and needed saving, and surrendered to Christ.
Since I've trusted Christ
God has taught me much from 1995 to 2003. Then in 1995 Easter I was given a controversial gift (tongues) and later found myself preaching based on what I had learned from various Bible studies from J Vernon McGee and other radio ministries. I fell into back sliding in 1997, then 2002 and God's mercy brought me to a saved brother who God used to disciple me to a more stable walk with Him.
God is merciful and loving. He did not have to keep dealing with my rebellion, especially with what I knew, but He still had and still has mercy on me.