Raised in a family of substance abuse

Raised in a family of substance abuse, Pat first tasted beer at age six. Surrounded by addicts, he soon became one. He was selling drugs by 12, and collecting money for other drug dealers by 17. After committing several crimes and running from the law, he was arrested. During his time in prison, Pat was visited by a Gideon. As the words of Jesus were shared with Pat, his calloused exterior was penetrated by the tender words of God’s love. Pat’s life was restored as he surrendered it to Christ. He remains convinced of the restorative power of the Gospel, and he shares it wherever he can.

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