Tuesday, May 14, 2013

May 14, 2013

We met an 18 year old kid named John. We have always seen him around the hood and he has come to church with Tony before. About a Month ago, he sat in on a lesson we taught at the lounge of our apartment complex, after we talked with him for about 30 minutes, he told us that he had to go to the police and turn himself in, because he had a warrant out for his arrest. He had been skipping his probation. We gave him a Book of Mormon and he said thanks, then we didn't see him for a while. Turns out, even though it was a juvenile offence he was tried as an adult, and went to county for 20 days. He got out yesterday, and we were the first people he called! He told us that he was fine, and he wanted to meet up with us. Today we saw him and his Mom in the parking lot. She grabbed us and in broken English, asked us if we would take her son to church. John told us since he was in jail, he got clean and wanted to stay clean. He said it was one of the longest times he has been without a hit of Marijuana since he was 14... It is crazy the conditions some people grow up in. It makes me feel so blessed to have my family and the gospel in my life growing up.

I love you so much. You are in my prayers always.

Elder Strong

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