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.
almost 3 years ago
Incredible story. Thanks for sharing.
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.
You could win idol
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 :)
wow! what a story. Thanks so much for sharing.
Where's the cry button, man? :') Awesome story, Jesus high five!
So I officially withdraw and Vote for The Walk. Awesome Story! You should too.
Thanks guys. I appreciate the love.
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.
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!
Wow, that's a really incredible story. Thanks for sharing Vin. God is good!
Dude, what a story.
excellent testimony to the power of the Gospel my friend
Amen all the way
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...
Dude, you've won a copy of fantastical! DM me on teh twitterz to get your redeem code :)
Also, amazing story. Love it when Christ transforms lives dude.
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.
12 days ago
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