I am a young man with no religous background so the story of how Jesus saved me is particularily interesting I think. I grew up in a poor housing estate in a southern English city and life was hard for myself and my mother (God rest her eternal soul) and her partner (and my guardian) Sarah. It was not a typical upbringing by any means and by age 15 I was withdrawn from school for medical reasons and consequent allegations being made by the girl's parents. For a while I fell in with a bad crowd, and insane as it now seems I was doing everything from shooting dice in the alley to selling parts for bus doors on the black market. At age 17 however my life was to change forever. While casing a big hit on a bus for the elderly at a catholic church in lower downtown Chesterfield...I was saved. As I was planning the sinful act which I was about to commit I suddenly heard a soft but clear and commanding voice. It was more like a thought than a voice I remember thinking some time after however. I suddenly got the urge to enter the church and from that day on I vowed never to do certain things again and in relation to the day in question I have never eaten glue since. I have found the word of God through the Bible and I have commited my life to both coming to terms with my past and helping other disadvantaged children such as I was.