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Reformed: How a Life Sentence Became My Saving Grace [BOOK RELEASE EVENT]

Reformed Book Release Event Jojo Godinez grew up in L.A. County surrounded by gangs. By age 18, he had earned a life sentence but by the grace of God, that isn’t where his story ends. For the first time, Jojo’s powerful journey to faith is captured in the book, Reformed: How a Life Sentence Became My Saving Grace, which releases June 26. Come celebrate with us all God has done...

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Sharing How a Life Sentence Became a Man’s Saving Grace

I don’t think my heart ever became evil until I engaged in more evil. If I continued the way I was, it would’ve been near impossible to get back to being a loving, caring, decent human being again. — Jojo Godinez Reformed: How a Life Sentence Became My Saving Grace Book description… Jojo Godinez grew up in L.A. County surrounded by gangs. The night he joined one, he swore to represent his...

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Why I Planted a Church in My Former Hood

Four years ago, I planted RefugeLA in the heart of my hood, North Hollywood. I am a Los Angeles thoroughbred, but not the Los Angeles portrayed in the tabloids. To understand my Los Angeles, it would do you better to watch Boys in the Hood. Gangster rap was the soundtrack of my childhood. In my city, even the skateboarders were thugs. Joining a gang is the natural progression of troubled...

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