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Committed to Spiritual Enlightenment
Touching Lives Street Ministry began in 2006 and beyond. The reason that I say this is because, like all of us” God was working on me even before I came to the realization of that fact. As a young boy growing up I had what was then thought to be a normal life to us (black families). We were a tight nit family, therefore no one really lacked for anything; and if there was a need my mother and grandmother would do what they could to get everyone together and help one another.
This is why I said earlier that God was working on me before I realized it. The foundation was laid early in my life, when I was a small boy. I was being taught to be a blessing to my sisters and brother’s that were in need of assistance. My mother was one of the best teacher’s that I could have ever hoped to have. She taught me many things about life but one of the lessons of life that I learned was perseverance. She reminded me that no matter what the issues are in your life keep right on pressing forward for the prize. (Philippians 3:14 - I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
This lesson led me to my next and most important lesson for the rest of my life and that is, Jesus is the only way out! I heard a message preached saying there is another way out. That other way out is not of this world, but it is of God. It is Jesus!
My grandmother took me into her house hold; she adopted me as one of her own. When I look back I see a sacrifice that was made to better the rest of the family by my mother. This sacrifice hurt her deeply; because she had to give up her first born to help the rest of the family. I wonder can you see the foundation that was laid in the beginning. This move would be part of the greatest move of my life, because I gave my life to the lord and begin to learn about Christ.
Once I grew into a young man I left the teachings of God, but how many know that the teachings of God did not leave me. I joined the Army and thought that I was a man; I begin to drink all kinds of alcohol and tried all types of drugs. Whatever country that I entered; I used their drugs and drank their alcohol. I know today that I was running from pain and hurt from the earlier years of my life. As i continued on my journey I found that I had some serious problems. I was now in and out of prison, on the run from the law, and I had a mountain of unpaid tickets and court cost. I wanted to get some help but most thought that I simply wanted to hide from the dope boys, or it was just another game that I was playing. However there was one that heard my cry and he knew that it was a sincere cry for help, that one was and is Jesus.
I was led to the Teen challenge program, I joined this ministry and the first thing that we did when I arrived was begin to pray, praise and give God the glory. Every day it was the same thing over and over, and on Wednesday, Sunday we would be in a church service somewhere giving God praise, worship and glory. I really didn’t like the place while I was there, but now I find that I’m not able to stop doing the works of God. This is my point; I first had to become a willing vessel through brokenness and after I allowed myself to become broken I then needed to become obedient and trust God, the rest is history. That’s the reason that we come together several times a year to be a blessing in the community. Touching Lives want you to know that whatever your situation is, if it’s too big for you to handle!!
There’s another Way Out!! Jesus is the Way!!!
WHO ARE WE?
How we came about, what we do and what we stand for.