Beating drugs with Rob’s help

PUBLISHED: 11:42 28 August 2008 | UPDATED: 16:29 05 May 2010

Rob Joy has written a book about his life

Rob Joy has written a book about his life

A MAN who has blown £250,000 on drugs, been jailed twice, suffered severe drug psychosis and put two men in a coma through gang violence has turned his life around and is holding an event in a bid to help others break away from drug addiction and gang cul

A MAN who has blown £250,000 on drugs, been jailed twice, suffered severe drug psychosis and put two men in a coma through gang violence has turned his life around and is holding an event in a bid to help others break away from drug addiction and gang culture.

A few years ago Rob Joy, from the Grange Estate in Letchworth GC, was at rock bottom and suicidal. He said it was then he found God, became a Christian and transformed his life.

He now spends his time talking about his past experiences to people at schools, prisons and churches in a bid to help turn them away from a life of crime and drugs, and he is coming to Kings Community Church on Whiteway in Letchworth GC on September 5 and 6.

At the event, called Satan's Lost His Grip On Us, as well as Rob, other speakers will include an ex-drug dealer and a former drug addict who has also been to prison for various offences.

Rob said: "Like me they now work full-time for the church, in schools and prisons and outreach events all over the country, in a bid to help people who may be hooked on drugs or violence to realise their potential and turn their lives around.

"We don't pretend to be perfect but we are achieving amazing progress and we want to help others do the same.

"I encourage all to come and listen to the different testimonies and witness what God can do in the simplest of lives."

The event will begin at 7.30pm on September 5 and will continue on September 6 at 1pm, with a final session at 7pm.

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