Gang Rescue Outreach

Dove Gangs Also Need God -
Reach Every Single Child Upon (the) Earth

G.A.N.G.  R.E.S.C.U.E was started in 1997 when God called Art Wilson, a member of First Baptist Church Niceville, to go and spend a month with the gangs in Chicago's inner city. Art was to tell them and show them that Jesus loves them and has a wonderful plan for their lives.

God protected Art on that first trip and on many more since then, some in the most violent areas of our country. Art, along with other volunteers, have been led to return to Chicago twelve more times, and the people of the city, particularly the Cabrini Green housing development, have been changed by God.

G.A.N.G.  R.E.S.C.U.E has found that unconditional love knocks even the most violent gang members to their knees, as Christ changes their lives. This ministry now conducts seven Bible studies a week in various Juvenille Detention facilities throughout Northwest Florida, where over 500 incarcerated young men and women have accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior.

Recently, the tiny Central American nation of Belize has invited G.A.N.G.  R.E.S.C.U.E to visit them as they have been overtaken by gang violence. Volunteers will go to Belize in July 2002 to show our awesome God's power and love to a hurting and violence-ridden country.

The scripture our Lord gave to Art, which now appears on all the literature, is

Ezekiel 2:6-7 "And you, son of man, do not be afraid of them or their words. Do not be afraid, though briers and thorns are all around you and you live among scorpions. Do not be afraid of what they say or terrified by them, though they are a rebellious house. You must speak my words to them, whether they listen or fail to listen, for they are rebellious." New International Version

A book about G.A.N.G.  R.E.S.C.U.E is now underway, and the ministry has been featured in the national Promise Keeper magazine, newspapers, world-wide Christian radio, the Florida Baptist Witness, television, and other media sources.

God alone deserves all the praise and glory for His ministry -- G.A.N.G.  R.E.S.C.U.E.

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