When Kirk was a drug dealer, a friend committed suicide after he sold him drugs. After Kirk became a Christian, another friend committed suicide. He never told his friend about Jesus.
Now, the Newcastle, England, man feels the urgency to share Jesus with everyone.
Up until his father’s death, Kirk had an ideal childhood. His family had few serious problems; his dad held a good job.
But when a drunk driver killed his father, his tranquil life turned nightmarish. His mom started drinking and hooking up with other men. There was no stability.
Kirk turned to running away from home, committing crimes, and abusing drugs.
“Between 16 and 19 I basically lived in a drug filled haze,” says Kirk. By the age of 24, he was a drug dealer.
One night a friend was in a bad place and came to his house. Kirk did what he had always done, sold him drugs.
“That night someone upset him,” Kirk recounts. “He went home and killed himself.”
As a result of the tragedy, he realized drugs are not an answer.
“Life just got too much,” he says. “My faults were consumed with horrible thoughts. I got really depressed and I just didn’t want to be here.”
One day Kirk met a woman named Dionne who preached about Jesus.
But in his world, there was no such thing as God. If God existed, he couldn’t love someone like himself.
The next day Kirk intentionally overdosed.
“I really just didn’t want to be here,” he remarks. “I didn’t have any strength left, not even the strength to just get up in the morning. In the middle of the overdose the phone rang and woke us up.”
The following day Kirk received a visitor that shared Jesus with him.
When the person left, Kirk got on his knees and prayed for his dad to come down and take him and his family away with him.
Then something remarkable happened.
“All of sudden the room just lit up like a summer’s dayRead the rest: Christianity in Newcastle, England