stories of addicts
Introduction by Larry Dubin, branch leader for Jews for Jesus in Washington, D.C.
It was a hot and humid Mid-Atlantic August day when the letter from a local detention center arrived. Often I am unable to provide the kind of assistance requested in such letters. But after reading Martin Friedman’s words, I decided to meet with the chaplain of the detention center.
I was sitting in Destiny II, an L.A. nightclub just around the corner from where I lived. Though it was a hotspot at night, during the day it was quiet. I often went there during the day to study for the bar exam. There was a comfy couch, and sometimes the janitor brought me coffee….
Having witnessed Jesus’ power to answer prayer and change lives, I have concluded that he is who he claims—the Jewish Messiah who provided the atoning sacrifice for sin—and that his promises to those believing him are real.