The Walk

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  1. Vin Thomas Vin Thomas

    When I was 15 I dropped out of high school and flew across the country to "make it in music". I spent time living on the streets, jumping from house to house, playing small acoustic shows, and getting into trouble.

    I spent my 16th birthday in Toronto. Shortly after that I was arrested in stolen car and spent a few weeks in juvenile detention...until my mom came and bailed me out and brought me back home to Calgary.

    I was back home, but was still getting into all sorts of trouble. I was arrested several more time for everything from mischief to theft. I was ordered to do 50 hours of community service for one of my misdemeanors. That's when I made the walk that changed my life.

    I walked 2 blocks down the road to a church I had passed a million times. I asked one of the pastors if I "serve my time" doing work for them. He agreed. But more than that, he committed to me. He loved me and showed me more grace that I had ever been shown before.

    During the course of the months I was working my community service he shared the gospel in ways that made sense to me. Not pushy, just a real man telling it to me straight. I accepted Christ at 16 and my life has never been the same.

    As a result of that walk I was eternally changed. And because of that every member of my family came to know Christ.

    Biggest landmark ever. Nothing in my life can top it.

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    almost 3 years ago

  2. Anthony Garand Anthony Garand

    Incredible story. Thanks for sharing.

    almost 3 years ago

  3. Kyle Steed Kyle Steed

    This one deserves more than a like button that's for sure. It's so great to hear your testimony dude. Keep up the good work.

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    almost 3 years ago

  4. Josh Cagwin Josh Cagwin

    Super awesome.

    almost 3 years ago

  5. Sean Farrell Sean Farrell

    You could win idol

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    almost 3 years ago

  6. Vin Thomas Vin Thomas

    haha...we could form a boy-band if only we didn't lose our prized video of us singing "All my life" by K-Ci and JoJo :)

    almost 3 years ago

  7. Kevin Richardson Kevin Richardson

    wow! what a story. Thanks so much for sharing.

    almost 3 years ago

  8. Michiel de Graaf Michiel de Graaf

    Amazing story!

    almost 3 years ago

  9. Markus Vad Flaaten Markus Vad Flaaten

    Where's the cry button, man? :') Awesome story, Jesus high five!

    almost 3 years ago

  10. Stephen Moorehead Stephen Moorehead

    So I officially withdraw and Vote for The Walk. Awesome Story! You should too.

    almost 3 years ago

  11. Vin Thomas Vin Thomas

    Thanks guys. I appreciate the love.

    almost 3 years ago

  12. Roland Turner Roland Turner

    Wow thanks for sharing your "testimony". So encouraging to those of us, talking to myself, who should be taking the time to affect the next generation.

    almost 3 years ago

  13. Skylar Hartman Skylar Hartman

    Wonderful vin! Praise God for saving you and your family. I became a Christian at about 16 myself. Now I need to hear this voice. I'm a singer myself and always appreciate hearing good talent!

    almost 3 years ago

  14. Michael Ellis Michael Ellis

    Wow, that's a really incredible story. Thanks for sharing Vin. God is good!

    almost 3 years ago

  15. Daniel Golden Daniel Golden

    Dude, what a story.

    almost 3 years ago

  16. Steven Grant Steven Grant

    excellent testimony to the power of the Gospel my friend

    almost 3 years ago

  17. Matt Yow Matt Yow

    Amen all the way

    almost 3 years ago

  18. Vin Thomas Vin Thomas

    Hey @Skylar, if you want to hear a CD I did 6 years ago you can get it here http://vinthomas.com/music

    Hopefully I can record some more sometime in my life...

    almost 3 years ago

  19. Rogie King Rogie King

    Dude, you've won a copy of fantastical! DM me on teh twitterz to get your redeem code :)

    almost 3 years ago

  20. Rogie King Rogie King

    Also, amazing story. Love it when Christ transforms lives dude.

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    almost 3 years ago

  21. Sean Fox Sean Fox

    Just ran across this @Vin Thomas while researching. Thankful for your story and the internet, so that I could read it and be encouraged by it.

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    about 1 month ago

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