From Drug Lord to Preacher by Way of Gospel Broadcast

27 December 2014

Carlos was an important man in a cutthroat world. He was a specialist in the processing of cocaine and merited an entourage of 40 bodyguards.

For a drug lord, though, Carlos had a curious hobby: He loved reading, and when nothing else was available, he turned to the Bible to pass the time. But he and his bodyguards didn’t know how to act on what they were reading together.

Then one day, Carlos was clearing vegetation by himself deep in the Colombian jungle and badly sliced his leg with a machete. As he lay bleeding, he turned on the radio for company and heard the story of a father who welcomed home his prodigal son.

Read — and listen to — what happened next.