OGDEN -- C.L.U.B.B. Jesus, which stands for Christians Livin' United By the Blood of Jesus, has moved to a new location and will celebrate with two revival meetings at 7 p.m. on both Friday and July 20 at the new home, 2127 Lincoln Ave. in Ogden.
A special guest for the meetings will be Peter Vasquez, a former gang member from California.
He will talk about how he was able to turn his life around with the saving grace of Jesus Christ.
New Testament Scripture John 3:3 will be a theme for the revivals.
The verse, in the English Standard Version of the Bible, reads: "Jesus replied, 'I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God.'"
Vasquez will tell about his history of growing up in a dysfunctional home, plagued with violence and abuse.
He will tell of turning to the streets -- gangs, alcohol, drugs and violence -- as an escape from his home life.
And then he will tell of turning to Jesus Christ for better answers.
C.L.U.B.B. Jesus Pastor Chris Gutierrez said he believes Vasquez's message is fitting for Ogden.
"Growing up in Ogden all my life, I know the things that have plagued my community for years," he said, listing drugs, alcohol and gangs.
"These are things that are passed down from generation to generation."
The pastor said he believes with Vasquez's testimony about his journey through these obstacles, he will be able to speak to anyone who is trying to find a solution or a way out.
"My heart aches for my city, Ogden, and all we as a ministry want to do is offer a message of hope to those that have lost hope, and let them know that we are never outside of God's ability to reach us, because He loves us so much!" Gutierrez said.
Vasquez will talk about becoming a violent drinker and how this quickly led him to California Youth Authorities and juvenile prison at the age of 16.
He will tell about his deep involvement in the gang and about holding a position of respect there.
This behavior resulted in his spending more than 10 years in adult prison. Four and a half years of that decade were spent in solitary confinement.
He said during this time of solitary confinement, he had a life-changing experience and made the first right decision of his life -- he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.
He said he has never been the same since.
Vasquez's focus now is helping others find hope and a second chance.
"Peter's past experiences and firsthand knowledge give him an amazing ability to touch the hearts and open the eyes of troubled youth and adults," states information promoting the revivals.
"Peter Vasquez is now an evangelist pastor and has dedicated his life to helping others come to know the peace he has found in Christ Jesus. Peter Vasquez is a true living example of God's grace and mercy."
Everyone is invited to attend this event, no matter their affiliation with any church.
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