I was born in Jacksonville Fl. and raised in California where I worked in my family's restaurant since age 8. Because it was a family business there was never time for a lot of the usual childhood experiences including church. I believe not having moral guidance I grew to become rebelious using alchohol to cope. Self-centered and uncaring as time went on my life spiralled downward to the day I woke up in a jail cell realizing I had received two life sentences. Through it all I'd built a successful life but in the end I used up all assests. Finally, I turned my life over to God, putting my complete faith in Him to build a new life and it didn't take long to notice God's favor on my life. Incredibly, God used another inmate who happen to be a paralegal, to help vacate both life sentences. God got me thru all that plus 5 heart attacks and nine stents placed inside my heart.
It's been two years since I was released from prison and my journey has led me to several churches yet my search for genuine Christian fellowship continued on. Arriving at CITA July 2017 I found the environment I was seeking where I can to focus on my relationship with Christ while using my culinary and spiritual gifts. I'm continually blessed and grateful for the people of CITA, the community support and how I've been given the gift of re-establishing contact with my family. My walk with the Lord is strengthened daily by being at CITA because I can do all things thru Christ.
Whoever seeks to please their flesh will cause one to be on the wrong path, Whosoever seeks God and believes on Jesus will be saved from their sins, receive eternal life and have access to the Guidance of God's Holy Spirit. Once one is saved and living to please God, being led by the Holy Spirit is how one arrives on the right path.
2 Corinthians 5:17
"Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."