Gangs are a way of life in Valle de La Pascua. In fact, 73% of young men believe crime is the best way to survive. We have had on several occasions young men showing up at our organized events wanting to play or become part of FCA. Everyone is welcome on one condition: you have to put the gun down first… Little by little, we are seeing gang members leave their life of crime to be a part of something that is life giving, rather than life taking.
One of several testimonies is Carlos. Carlos is a known criminal who is feared in the Brisas del Norte area of Valle de La Pascua. He has lived his entire life in frustration and anger and has funneled those feelings into hurting others. But that all came to a stop when he gave his life to Christ and that pain he once had has now turned to joy. Only God can do that!