Testimony of a Heroin Addict

post date: February 3, 2011


“My life as a heroin addict was going very bad.”
That’s the first sentence of a testimony from a prisoner in California. He wrote it for a prison ministry volunteer who gave it to the prison chaplain who sent it his regional director in Virginia who sent it to us. Here is his whole testimony:

My life as a heroin addict was going very bad. When I came to jail for the sixth time in three years, I wanted to die. I had given up. Jesus knew this. I prayed to God to end my sufferings. I read a prayer from the book “Anchor for the Soul.” I’m pretty sure that prayer with meaning brought Jesus into my heart. I was saved in November of 2008. I know that God loves me and always has. I was blind exactly like the hymn “Amazing Grace.”
The chain of events amazes us because only God could put it together. Ray wrote the book, Moody published it, Good News Jail and Prison Ministries distributed it, the chaplain gave it to the volunteer who gave it to the heroin addict who wrote the note that we received this week. We thank God for the privilege of being one link in the big chain of God’s purposes.
On January 22 we met at the Book Depot in Chicago to dedicate 100,000 copies of the new edition of An Anchor for the Soul. Here are a few pictures from that event. In the week and a half since then, we have sent out thousands of copies around the country. Would you join us in praying that the books might be used by God to reach men like the heroin addict who wrote the note?
That’s the first sentence of a testimony from a prisoner in California. He wrote it for a prison ministry volunteer who gave it to the prison chaplain who sent it his regional director in Virginia who sent it to us. Here is his whole testimony:

My life as a heroin addict was going very bad. When I came to jail for the sixth time in three years, I wanted to die. I had given up. Jesus knew this. I prayed to God to end my sufferings. I read a prayer from the book “Anchor for the Soul.” I’m pretty sure that prayer with meaning brought Jesus into my heart. I was saved in November of 2008. I know that God loves me and always has. I was blind exactly like the hymn “Amazing Grace.”
The chain of events amazes us because only God could put it together. Ray wrote the book, Moody published it, Good News Jail and Prison Ministries distributed it, the chaplain gave it to the volunteer who gave it to the heroin addict who wrote the note that we received this week. We thank God for the privilege of being one link in the big chain of God’s purposes.
On January 22 we met at the Book Depot in Chicago to dedicate 100,000 copies of the new edition of An Anchor for the Soul. Here are a few pictures from that event. In the week and a half since then, we have sent out thousands of copies around the country. Would you join us in praying that the books might be used by God to reach men like the heroin addict who wrote the note?

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