I have thought and prayed about sharing this powerful Victor Marx video on Deep Roots At Home. I believe it helps us know better how to pray for the hurting youth of today and affirms in a mighty way that Jesus Christ is the only way to true healing, forgiveness, and restoration even in those with the most difficult of pasts.
Tender hearts might feel uncomfortable with the first 2 minutes. You be the judge.
I believe the opening scene has been added to gain the interest of some and thus it has a purpose of drawing them into a profound story of redemption and forgiveness as only the Lord Almighty can perform!
The Victor Marx [True] Story
“This is what the past is for! Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives is the perfect preparation for the future that only He can see.” ~Corrie ten Boom, The Hiding Place
Victor Marx is founder and President of “All Things Possible,” [ATP], a national faith-based organization. He has been working with troubled youth for two decades.
Victor spends much time with incarcerated youth to help them know that the cycle of craziness can be broken. He and his team reach out to our nation’s youth to help prevent them from embarking on the downward spiral of bad choices which can lead to being locked up in a detention center or youth prison, or painfully resorting to suicide—another epidemic among youth.
He graciously shares stories from his own life experiences, giving students simple tools for success and development of moral character. Victor’s unbelievable impact has been documented through more than 5,000 letters he has received from youth and through his new film based on his book, “The Victor Marx Story” now available at this link.
“We keep every letter kids write us…and I write them back…” ~Victor Marx
Over 5000 Letters from Locked-Up Lambs:
“Dear Victor Marx, I’m depressed, in misery, stopped reading bible and praying over a month ago, attempted suicide, cut wrist, didn’t work out well, thought you were a liar, I wrote you a letter, you didn’t write back, the same day I wondered why I did not get wrote back, I got your letter!!!! Freakin weird!! God’s trying to talk to me, I had dream about Jesus coming back, I repented and now walk with God, I’m reading Chuck Missler’s books on Revelation, wow, he is super smart! I now believe God made me for a reason. Finding God and forgiveness are the very best things that have ever happened to me, know that you play a big part in me having a relationship with God. I’m praying for you, please pray for me and write me back again. Your friend, Brian”
“And so I learned that love is larger than the walls which shut it in.” ~Corrie ten Boom
“No pit is so deep that God is not deeper still.”
~Corrie ten Boom
Value of Every Child
ATP Ministries believes that every child has been created in the image of God Almighty! Each one of them deserves the right to have a second chance and be given the opportunity to live the life that God intended.
The Lord is leading ATP Ministries to expand reaching youth. Their focus is in three main areas that very much need it:
- Youth Prisons
- Public/Private Jr. & Sr. High Schools
- Foster Care Group Homes
In 2014 Victor began undertaking additional outreach missions beyond North America to fractured communities in Northern Iraq, Syria, Burma and Cambodia. Victor continues to reach broken children and families in the U.S. and abroad.
When Victor received a phone call from General Mustafa informing him that he knew there was an orphaned baby boy in need of help, he geared up for any and every threat that would prevent getting that innocent child out of harm’s way.
See this video: Home After Being Held Captive By ISIS for 3 Years!
Victor Marx’s greatest desire and achievement is that of being a husband and father, and he gives all glory to God Almighty and His Son Jesus Christ, with whom he has had a personal relationship since 1986.
Eileen enjoys working side by side with her husband. She believes it is a calling from God to help him and encourage him as he’s called to be an evangelist and messenger of hope and forgiveness to so many hurting youth and adults. They have 5 children from 23 to 8 years old.
“Corrie, if people can be taught to hate, they can be taught to love! We must find the way, you and I, no matter how long it takes.”
~Betsy ten Boom, The Hiding Place
Thanks for reading!