The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, for the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed.Isaiah 61:1
No, go home to your family, and tell them everything the Lord has done for you and how merciful he has been.Mark 5:19
I am 32 years old. My Mom and Dad are bikers and I was introduced to drugs and beer at the age of 10. By the time I was 13, I was drinking day and night, using coke, smoking pot and stealing everything in sight. By the time I turned 14, I was the cool kid in the Cad rolling along with the gold around my neck and a 357 magnum at my side.
One night, I was laying on my bed in Chino Prison and a guy said there was a meeting going on, kind of like a Bible Study. At first, the thought of this just made me mad. The next week the same guy asked me to join him. I thought, what the heck, it will get me out of my little cell. Little did I know this one hour would change my life.
When I walked in, I met this guy who said his name was Ron Zaucha. He went on to speak of a new way of life. But not until he gave his testimony did I really begin to listen. By the time he was done, it was like someone reached out and lit a match to the pilot light in my heart. It gave me a flicker of hope! When we were done sharing a bit of our lives, we prayed. After my 4th time going to his class, my mind began to clear. And the more I read my Bible, the more I saw that this was not the life the Lord had in store for me.
Our Father says to follow Him and He will not lead us down the wrong path. He says He will send us angels to show us the right way. I do believe Ron Zaucha is an angel. The Lord is working through him to show us a better way of life while here on earth.
Lighthouse Ministries gave me the strength to go on while I was in prison. After my release, Lighthouse was there for me with a job, resources and all the help that I needed to get on my feet and care for my nine children. Because of Lighthouse Ministries, I have a future!
Truly, Lighthouse has a heart for the lost. The lost know this and respond! Lighthouse is a breath of fresh air from above, teaching and leading through discipleship – just as our Lord commanded! With Lighthouse, the mission is realized – to wean from milk to meat!
I’ve been in and out of prison for the last ten years. I want to learn how to apply God’s wisdom to my life because I am addicted to shooting speed and the only way I’m ever going to stop is to apply Jesus’ Word to my life and ask Him for the strength to stop. It’s the sin of doing drugs that always leads me back to places like this. Ron’s classes have opened my eyes.
Please accept my tithe of $6.08. I am so blessed to have the opportunity to be taught the Word by your ministry.
I am 42 years old and I’m tired of the life drugs have given me. I’ve tried so many times to do things right, but it always comes out wrong. I have never before been involved in a program, and I truly feel that I need to seek guidance in areas of my life like parenting, anger management, and drug abuse. I have three children and I’m doing this for the benefit of my kids and ultimately for myself.
I personally have learned from your teaching that Jesus is so very real! And the insight that you were able to display to us about who Jesus really was, and still is, is very remarkable in my heart.
As a Christian, there are basic foundational areas in my life that have been lacking spiritual growth. The growth in these areas, I could not have received any other way except through your ministry, is extremely vital to my success and maturity as a child of God. As I grow in this relationship, I believe the years lost to the locust of the world will be restored unto me. I also believe I will never have to return to environments such as this.
Hearing Ron’s testimony and past experience with prison gave me hope to face the challenges that he has overcome through his faith in Jesus Christ. His ministry is a breath of life. He gets involved with us personally and his approach is very effective.
I’m writing this letter to you to let you know how much I appreciate you and your ministry team. Please accept my tithe of $11.05 as a gift to your ministry.