Lives...they all matter

"I started at a very young age living and walking in the darkness. I left home and quit school at the age of 14 and went to work. My life was filled with drugs, alcohol, violence and crime. Chasing after something I was never going to catch and not knowing what that something was. I was lost. In 1994 I came to the Lord and asked for Him to save me. My life was turned around, I was living for the Lord. In 1995 my mother passed away due to cancer. I had never felt such pain. I was angry and filled with hate. I gave God the blame, and I turned my back on God that day. I went and turned back to my dark lifestyle again. Over the next 22 years I landed myself in places and situations that no one would want to be. I went to prison, lost my family, lost friends, pretty much burned every bridge that I had. Every year was getting worse than the year before. I was literally going crazy. I was trying to kill myself, but I was too scared to go through with it. Then, in 2017, things started to spiral out of control, I was at the end of my road. I turned to God and asked Him to save me. I told God that I was tired of living that lifestyle, I wanted to be saved, I wanted to come home. On September 01, 2017, God saved me. He took my pain and hurt and has filled me with His love. I am a new man! My world is bright and filled with hope. I LOVE THE LORD JESUS CHRIST. Through Jesus bringing me back home to Him, my wife came to know Jesus Christ. On December 17, 2017, my wife and I were baptized at the Immanuel Baptist Church Wiesbaden. Thank you, Lord Jesus!! ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!"