Hometown criminal now preaches Jesus


Edgar, second from left, lunching between outreaches.

Edgar, second from left, lunching between outreaches.

Bro. Glen prays with a needy soul.

Bro. Glen prays with a needy soul.

Pacoima was the city of Edgar’s downward spiral. It was there at age 13 he was arrested, high on PCP, trying to steal a car. It was there he was in-and-out-of jail until age 26. He got “two strikes” and under California law teetered on brink of life imprisonment. When he got out of jail, the specter of succumbing to his old life in this deathtrap of a city made Edgar shudder.

On Saturday, Edgar Cervantes went back to Pacoima. He went to tell others about the wonders of Jesus. For seven years, he’s been off drugs, away from alcohol, out of crime. He has outreached for Jesus in many

Edgar's nephews were in the audience.

Edgar’s nephews were in the audience.

places, but this was different. This is where the devil had waylaid him. This time Edgar went home get revenge on the devil.

There’s a pioneer church here so small they use a park childcare center for services. (Ah the beauty of pioneering! Where just one soul turning to Christ from sin thrills the soul!)

Junior, Edgar's nephew, saved out of tagging, now raps to listeners about what God has done.

Junior, Edgar’s nephew, saved out of tagging, now raps to listeners about what God has done.

After hours of passing out flyers and knocking on doors, only two souls came. One was Edgar’s brother. Another was a lady’s cousin. I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. – Luke 15:7 NIV.

The place he feared became the place where the devil fears him. A place of defeat becomes a place of triumph. Only God can do this.

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14 responses to “Hometown criminal now preaches Jesus

  1. what a beautiful testimony!!!

  2. yourothermotherhere

    Is it worth a lifetime of preaching the Gospel if only one person comes to G-d because of it? Absolutely!!!What if you were that one person? Or one of your loved ones? And so we are to G-d.

  3. Redemption’s eternal story! Praise God

  4. Hi! I have nominated you for the Liebster award – read more here if you like: https://sunfieldart.wordpress.com/2012/12/16/award-nominations/
    Congrats!

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  6. My Friend, I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.

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    Thank you so much for supporting and inspiring me on my journey, it means so much.

    Wayne

  7. The power of God to heal and restore knows no bounds. So blessed to have read your post. Keep them coming! God bless you!

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