Jail To Jesus
My name is Bill Alexander. I am not an excellent writer but I
thought I should share a short testimony with my brothers and
sisters. I grew up living a pretty sheltered life, so I decided to
rebel when I was in my teen years. As soon as I started high
school, I started using drugs. It started with marijuana, but
turned into every drug or alcohol that I could get my hands on. At
the age of 17 I was arrested for trying to rape a woman (I also
had a very bad problem with pornography).
After my teen years were over my crime life continued. I was
arrested a multitude of times for everything from burglary to
selling drugs. I have spent years in Texas, New Mexico and
Colorado jails and prisons. The entire time I was in jail I tried
to find out who God was (thanks to my loving Grandparents who
always told me about and tried to introduce me to Jesus) , but
nothing made sense to me about God or Jesus.
After I finished my jail time, I kept drinking and using drugs. I
would be at my home very drunk or stoned, but I kept trying to
find God. I felt like I needed a wife to keep me strong, but all
the women I knew were into the bad things that I was. I would pray
to God in my drunken stupor that he would send me the right woman.
One night, as I was using cocaine, someone knocked on my door. It
was the perfect woman for me. I didnít know her but she was my
neighbor, and she asked me over for dinner. Well thatís when God
started revealing himself to me in very powerful ways.
To make this short, I just want to say that I believe that God has
always had his hand over my life (or I would be dead for sure),
and that if it wasnít for my Grandparentsís teaching and planting
in my life then I would not be saved. I still have a daily battle
with pornography, but God is showing me how to battle it.
I just want to praise God and give him all the glory for the
changes that have taken place in my life. I also am going to start
going into the jail ministry in my town in the next couple of