Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
Mitch had to leave Colorado because a rival gang put a price on his head, a nice way of saying they intended to kill him. He and his girlfriend fled to Minnesota where he hooked up with a meth-selling gang and soon became a top seller in Central Minnesota. “I went from city to city,” he told me, “selling drugs to the clients who depended on me. I didn’t sleep or eat because my schedule wouldn’t allow more than a short nap here and there. If I would have continued at this pace, I’d be dead now. My skin was turning to white and I was physically sick all the time.”
His sales career ended when the police showed up one morning to haul him off. On March 26, in a small makeshift library of the Wright County Jail, I had the privilege and blessing of being with him when he repented and turned his life over to Christ Jesus. He stopped running his own life and allowed Another to be his Lord.
Now, here’s the interesting part. He was offered a lengthy probation instead of serving a jail sentence, and he turned it down. You see, he told them the truth. “If you let me out, I’ll go right back to drugs and end up on the streets dead.” Instead of probation, he signed up to be furloughed to Minneapolis Adult and Teen Challenge for their 13-month program. “I know I can’t kick drugs on my own,” he said to me. “I need separation from my old life and learn to depend on Jesus.”
Please pray for Mitch. It isn’t every day that someone realizes they can’t make it on their own and turn to God. I expect the angels are rejoicing in heaven for a sinner saved.