That hot August day, Johnny was just filling a chair listening to some dude talk about God. He had no intention of accepting Christ. He was at Hope Now for one purpose; to get a job. It was either that or a possible return to prison. The only thing on his mind was getting work.
Slowly, he realized something was changing. His past life was passing away as God had other plans for the man in the chair.
A generational product of the gang culture and abuse; Johnny's older brother, father and grandfather were in the gangs. It seemed substance abuse was woven into the fabric of his family. Alcohol, meth, cocaine, heroin: were common place and the destruction they brought wrought havoc in a young life.
Protection from other gangs came from his family heritage.