tyrone_howard — 2017-05-18T22:58:04-04:00 — #1
I just returned from a mission trip in Jamaica.
I wanted to share some videos:
Let me know your thoughts
dave_l — 2017-05-19T07:44:32-04:00 — #2
You have an interesting history experiencing God's providence. I know years before He converts us to Christ, even our sins fall out according to what He is doing with us today.
tyrone_howard — 2017-05-19T09:08:14-04:00 — #3
That almost sounded like an edifying word/ complimentary statement, but I don't want to get my hopes up given the history of our previous exchanges and instead I ask, What exactly do you mean?
dave_l — 2017-05-19T09:39:43-04:00 — #4
I believe our former sinful lifestyles were part of God's plan for our lives, and worked together for our good and His glory.
dave_l — 2017-05-21T06:52:59-04:00 — #5
I watched several of your videos but am wondering how and when you came to Christ. Were you a Christian before or during the time of your tangles with the Law? Or did you come to Christ as a result of your legal problems?
tyrone_howard — 2017-05-22T14:29:52-04:00 — #6
By Grace and Mercy
Depends on your Definition of Christian. And Whether or not I would even be considered a Christian now.
I don't really Understand. What Legal Problems?
dave_l — 2017-05-22T14:55:25-04:00 — #7
You mentioned being on probation and some other illegal endeavours.
tyrone_howard — 2017-05-22T16:22:11-04:00 — #8
I was sentenced to Probation after being saved for I crime committed Two years before giving my life to Christ. I was actually facing 4 years for the Crime, and Gave My Life up to Jesus, a couple weeks after my final offer which was 2-4 years TDC if I took a plea deal. I told my wife, I would do the time. I was still hustling, the day I got saved, as a matter of fact I had just texted a drop, that after i left church I would make his delivery. Little did I know, Jesus would Drop me to my knees that Saturday and I would Beg him to save me from myself. I didn't care about going to prison, but when I got out I wanted to be a different person. I was tired of running, fighting, trying things on my own. About a month after being saved, I went to the courthouse to sign for my time, and was pulled into a side office by my lawyer. He Informed me the Head DA on my Case had been removed and there was a New DA who just wanted me off her caseload and offered me either time served and a felony conviction, or 30 months Deferred Adjudication. I asked for some time to think about it. I opted for the time served but my wife told me, I could do better. I'd been on probation before but never completed successfully because I loved to drink, party,smoke weed etc etc etc She told me, I was no longer fighting for myself or by myself. I was fighting for our family, and I had Jesus on my side. About a month Later(before signing for papers) Jesus delivered me from Marijuana & alcohol, (i haven't returned since, that's almost 2.5 years ago) and I walked into the court signed for probation.
I actually got a call while on this mission trip they are going to release me early from probation. My case worker said although she's never heard of a "time-credit" case apparently mine was one and even though She'd never heard of a probationer getting a passport on a drug related offense to go out the country I got one. He Worked out the passport, the travel permit, and while I was gone worked it out for me to be released early.
Jesus is the Way the Truth and the Light.
gao_lu — 2017-05-29T07:42:10-04:00 — #9
Tyrone, I would still like to give meaningful feedback on this. This is a busy time for me and likely will be for a season. I want you to know I value your post.
tyrone_howard — 2017-05-30T14:07:58-04:00 — #10
I look forward to it Gao, I'm leaving for Jamaica again in October, for 3 Weeks of Revival & Ministry this time; October 12th through November 4th