In 2005, Jimmy Robles attended a Westside A.C.T.S. Men's Retreat through San Juan De Los Lagos Church. At this 4 day retreat, he encountered God in drama that changed his life forever. By the end of the retreat, he turned his life over to God and was convicted of his old sinful life of selling drugs and became a new person with a strong desire to serve God.
Not even a month into his salvation, he gave way to act on a vision that God had placed in his heart. He would minister through a drama based loosely on his life story. A 26 page script was written in a week and 3 months later he had a cast of 44 teenagers and adults ready to go on the road.
The drama was called "A Second Chance" and was first performed on April 2006 at the YWCA gym on Castroville Road in San Antonio, Texas with over 600 in attendance. With the success of his first production, the drama was repeated each month all over Texas for the next 3 years.
In May 2006, passing through a vacant dirt lot on the corner of Zarazamora & Poplar Street, he was moved to set up an outreach ministry on the vacant lot that was across the street from an empty bail bonds building. With a table and a couple of chairs and a sign that said, "Do You Need a Hug or Prayer", he started to reach out to the community. Surrounded by prostitutes, gangs, addicts and the homeless, he served coffee with something to eat. Every Saturday he continued to setup the outreach ministry in the vacant lot and minister to all who would come.
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