LIfe Is Better With Jesus!

March 2020 victor acosta
My name is Victor Acosta, and I would like to tell you how my life has changed for the better with Christ as my Lord and Savior.

I remember my mom would go through a lot of hardships because my father was a heroin addict, out of my siblings, I am the only one that did bad. It all started when I was 16 years old, I stared smoking meth.

Well, it was not long before I started to go down that long road of addiction. I did it for many years, and I remember their would-be times my mom would say "Mijo get yourself into a home and change your life", but in the back of my mind I thought I did not need a home. I met my girlfriend around 2008 and we took off to Coachella to start a new life.

I was doing alright for a while.  Then I started using again, and then my girlfriend asked me to move out because of my addiction.  This was the one of the deepest, and dark times in my life.

I came back to Brawley, my sister and mom ask me to move in with them, but it was not long, and they kicked me out. I was homeless and not doing well at all, and that is when I picked up a criminal case for a 211 which is ROBBERY.

I was able to get out of jail, now on probation, which was not good either because I kept going in and out of jail for violating my probation.

During this time in my life, I did not keep in touch with anyone, and all I worried about was about myself. I ended up getting shot and by the grace of God I survived. I would remember my Mom telling me Mijo stop it already before it gets worse.

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I finally got arrested again for violation of probation and I started to get tired of my lifestyle and I knew I needed to change.

When I went to court, and the Judge told me you are going to do 2 years in prison, or you can go to TURNING POINT MEN’S HOME! It really did not take me long to figure out what I wanted to do, and I choose Turning Point Men’s Home.

I have been here for almost a year and the Lord has really changed my life. I have been saved by Jesus Christ and my relationship with my family and the mother of my kids has gotten better. I have no need for drugs anymore the only thing I need now is more of Jesus.

Thank you Turning Point staff Pastor Norman Chandler, Luis Barajas, Ken Vest, and Eduardo Ramos, and all the board members and you that sponsors us for your continued support.

Victor Acosta