The latest Changed Lives Ministries newsletter May/June/July 2015.May June July 15-front May June July 15 back – Special project
Hello my name is Larry Skrant. I am an ordained minister and member of the First Baptist Church of Spencer located in Spencer, Ohio. I am also the Director of Changed Lives Ministries and founder of “Addicts at the Cross.” Before that, I was 230-915, 282-320, and 324-342. Those are prison numbers in the State of Ohio. To the state of Ohio, I was a three-time loser. To society, I was beyond salvage. To me, I was beyond hope.
I was so convinced of that hopelessness, my third number I made the decision to cut off all communication with my family. One year later, I would receive a letter written in a little girl’s hand in block letters with crayon. The letter simply read, “Dear Dad, my name is Stephanie. Do you remember me?” A little girl should not have to write such a letter to her father.
The Lord would use that letter to convict me of my sins. In my prison cell, I would fall to my knees and call on His name. That moment I would be saved and spiritually set free. Several years later (Dec. 2001), I would be set free again, this time physically. I would walk out of prison fourteen years before my scheduled release date with a new heart and new message.
Today, I am called to take that message back into the prisons, into the juvenile homes, into the churches and youth gatherings. The message is a message of hope. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16. The good news is God is still changing lives.
What He did for me He will do for you and for someone you love and care about.Won’t you help me take this message to the lost? To those who feel, as I once felt, that they are beyond hope.