I dread to think where I would be today if God had not saved me. My drug and alcohol abuse started when I was 14. First, I was experimenting with tobacco and Marijuana, and quickly began using harder drugs. It wasn't long before Satan was in full control, and I was heavily involved in using and making drugs. This led to extreme violence and robbery. I had been in and out of jail since I was 18.
I cannot help but weep, when I think of all the men and women's lives I led to destruction. Everything we do in life, good or bad, right or wrong affects EVERYONE around us.
While sitting in a prison cell, lost, hopeless, and without direction at the age of 34, God began to work on me. Upon my release His divine direction led me to cross paths with a backslider from the Rialto church and invited me to one of their services.
In 1997 I met my Redeemer. March of 1998 I received the beautiful gift of the Holy Ghost and was baptized in Jesus Name. I carried a lot of baggage to the altar that day. But after laying it all down, and giving it all over to Him who is "Altogether Lovely", He made all my burdens roll away.
I cannot begin to express the love and peace I felt that day, and still do today. I am now 40 and thank God every day for His Blood, mercy, and loving kindness to me. God has blessed me with a job in management and a beautiful wife and family. I’ve had the chance to be a witness to both friends and family and seen many come to this beautiful Truth. His Mercy truly is “from everlasting to everlasting.”
Bro. Dwayne Davis.