We have asked the clients to prepare and practice giving their personal testimonies at our Friday night vesper’s. They are encouraged to tell their story when they leave these doors in order to help others the same way they have been helped.
Our speaker was Oscar Kahn from Loma Linda, CA. He was born and raised in an Adventist family and received a Christian education. At 15, he started stealing and using meth. At 17, he met Cliff who was the guest speaker at his school. After giving his testimony, he took Oscar out to breakfast and warned him about his use of drugs. He also asked the principal not to expel him from school, but to give him another chance. He did, and Oscar graduated from the academy. Fast-forward 30 years, he’s now a client in the program.
Oscar became a full-blown addict, manipulated his family and friends, and began to steal from his parents. At 25, he had a brain aneurysm and almost died. This did not stop him from using drugs, and he knew God protected him.
He received a BA degree in Psychology at California State University and a degree in Culinary Arts at the Art Institute in Riverside. That did not stop his drug use.
In 2010, he went to prison for Identity theft, computer crimes and robbery. He stole his parents’ life savings of $100,000. His mother always protected him. In 2021, she died of cancer. The doctor told Oscar her death was caused by outside resources.
Shortly before coming to DAP, He ended up in a Psychiatric ward on suicide watch. He begged his father for help! He wanted to make a change, put the past behind him, let go of his addiction to drugs and money, and stop hurting people. His father called us for help.
Turning to God, Oscar knows he can’t change his past, and he carries a lot of guilt from his mother‘s death. However,
he knows that God has forgiven him. He is no longer scared and quiet about his past. Through spiritual counseling and group therapy, he is experiencing God’s healing, and a new life in Christ. Please pray for Oscar and the men of DAP.