Russell Brown: From Darkness Into Light

russellbrownMy name is Russell. I started using drugs at a very early age. Actually, I was paid $5 to take my first hit off a joint. Then, I lost the money, because I was to high to know what I did with it.

MY EARLY YEARS…

I was the youngest of four children. My father was an alcoholic. My parent’s marriage was over before I was born, but they stayed together so I could grow up with two parents. Today, I admire mom and pop for doing that, but at the time, I had no clue. I saw them only arguing and felt the resentment towards me and others for making them stay together until I was old enough to understand.

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Joseph Garcia

Joseph Garcia

 

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Joseph, born again...

Joseph Garcia is presently a prisoner in the California prison system, where he is serving a 72 to life sentence. Joseph met the Lord in 1978, and was rescued from a life of prison gangs, drugs and running amuck. Joseph is now a prison evangelist with a dynamic yard ministry. The following is Joseph's story told in his own words.

My Childhood

I was born in 1948, at St.John's Hospital in Santa Monica, California, and grew up in West Los Angeles. As a young Native American boy, I was not interested in spiritual things. Deep within my soul was a belief that God was in fact a real person, yet I wasn't sure if He really knew who I was or if He had any specific plan or purpose for my life.

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Phillip DeWitt Burdick

One Man's Story

LOST IN SINPhillip Burdick

"For the wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23).

San Quentin state prison is a terrible place to stay for a night, much less years. But, after five years in Soledad on a life sentence for murder, it was either there or Folsom. You see, I was one of those hardened criminals with a long, long record. The California Department of Corrections wanted to make sure I never escaped or hurt anyone again, other than, other psychopaths who just couldn't be trusted in society, who no one but their mother could love anyway!

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