Meet Jatavius: Your Donations at Work

“The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt.” – Max Lerner

Most people will tell you they have experienced at least one turning point during their life, where enlightenment and desire for change met God-given opportunity.

For Jatavius, this was two years ago when a police officer told him he was going to prison for a number of offenses.

“Those words were the turning point of my life,” said Jatavius.

Instead of prison, Jatavius was given a second chance at life through counseling at The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) in Atlanta. Seventeen months later and completely drug-free, his “brain, body and soul” have been healed.

“Being drug-free and a child of God is a good feeling,” said Jatavius. “I give all glory to God.”

Watch his testimony below courtesy of The Salvation Army Southern Territory‘s Communications Bureau.

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