"The streets will draw you. They will raise you, and give you back to your mother to bury you."
This powerful proclamation is from Fred Olivo who shares his incredible story in the book "For God So Loved....Even Me." His story is about a young misguided kid growing up in New York City during a time when drugs, gangs, and crime dominated the streets.
Undoubtedly destined for an early death or a lifetime prison sentence, his life was changed forever when he met a woman small in stature but mighty in faith! Early death was not the plan God had for his life.
The first 18 years of Fred's life was unbelievable. How he became a believer of Jesus Christ and how his life almost went the other way - Prison or a early grave - is also remarkable.
In the Bible, John 3:16 tells us, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." This is God's promise to Fred, me and to you.
Today, this young misguided kid is a youth minister in Washington DC. He has been saved for 20 years and confesses "I can honestly say that I am a changed person in Jesus Christ." His ministry focuses on working with young men and women who had problems with drugs and incarceration. He proclaims "The world would never forgive us but thank God for a second chance in Jesus!"
Indeed...Prayer Saved His Life!
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