Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, "Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony...          Revelation 12:10-11

 



Tony & Rhonda Fletcher

    Growing up as a kid, my family moved around quite often. We never attended church frequently until I was around eleven years old. My first step-dad was an alcoholic, so the thought of alcohol or drugs in my life was the furtherest thing from my mind. I saw what destruction they could bring to one’s life.
    I spent the summers in the mountains with my grandparents. It was there I promised my grandma I would never do drugs. About the age of fifteen, I fell into the world’s stronghold and from there I became not only a drug addict but an alcoholic also. I have done just about every drug you can think of, from marijuana to cocaine. I thought I was in control of everything. Little did I know I was in control of nothing but my destination! My choices in life were leading me straight to hell. But I thought “I’m not a bad guy. I do good things for everyone. I’m not hurting anyone.”
    When I was twelve years old, I was in an old Baptist church in Rowland, NC; there I made a profession of faith. I know the Lord was there because He has never left me. I left Him. For twenty years I wasted my life running to everything except the right thing, Jesus. His hand was always upon me. This is how I know; so many times I should not have made it home, driving somewhere so wasted one night my steering wheel just seemed to melt. I found myself in so many predicaments that I should not have escaped alive. Therefore, I know that He was always with me. He never left me.
    I got back into church twice during those twenty years. I stayed away from the temptations for one year each time, but eventually, fell right back into the world. The next time the Lord started dealing with me was different. Already my desires had started changing. I knew that something was definitely wrong in my life. I finally swallowed my pride and fell on my knees. I knew I could not do this on my own. I cried out to the Lord and He opened His arms just as wide as they were the first time. Just as the prodigal’s father done to his son. Welcoming me home and blessing me in so many ways.
    The Lord took the desires away, changing me from the inside out. Drugs and alcohol have not been in my life since November of 1996. Praise The Lord!!!!!!!!!! I have had the opportunity many times to step back into this world, but I have gotten into the Word of God and let Him lead me. I have learned that Satan can only tempt me; he cannot make me do or accept anything that is contrary to the Word of God. JESUS is my Rock and my Fortress and in Him ALL things are possible. He loved me back home!
    My choices in life cost me a lot, but the Lord has restored to me 100 fold. The Lord has blessed me with my wife, Rhonda, who has encouraged me and stood by my side through thick and thin. We have 5 children and 7 grandchildren. Are we blessed or what? Hey, the Lord said to be fruitful and multiply.
    My two childhood friends, Jimmy and Junebug, have been delivered from the same things and more. They, too, are now serving the Lord. Thank you Jesus!!!!!! We minister side by side with the Lord guiding us. Is God good or what? Are we perfect, I don’t think so, but we know the One who is. You can too.
    My heart’s cry for anyone visiting our site who does not know my Lord or is discouraged with life, is that if HE can work a miracle in my life, HE can work one in yours. I am living proof that Jesus is alive and is still changing lives. There is a part we must play; we must accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Please visit The Gospel page of our web site where you can listen to or read the Word that has the power to change your life.
     May the Lord bless you and keep you!



Jimmy & Laura Taylor
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