This is a story about the on-going change of a former drug user who wants to be a Christian minister.
Joshua Granado is a 23-year-old young man from Austin, Texas. He is born in a large family in which he has 11 uterine brothers and sisters. Joshua’s parents separated before his birth, and he never met his Jordanian father ever since.
Granado had been a drug addict for several years. He just quitted recently, and attended an apostle program in Mercy Ministries in February in San Marcos, Texas. Sarah Mendez, Granado’s mother, wants his son’s life being changed under the mentorship of John Castilleja, Sarah’s friend and the leader of Mercy Ministries after the six months of study.
The Bible education in the program has been purifying his heart. “I want to learn more from God, and I want to serve more for God”, Granado said. He is learning to behave like a minister. He set high expectation for himself that is quite hard for someone who just quitted from drug addiction to achieve.
Every day is a new struggle for Granado to be a better person.