Life Inside Out
From my story, you will learn that God calls even the worst of sinners. You see, God is in the business of restoring lives, and my dramatic conversion is a powerful testimony of just how much God loves people like you and me.
Growing up in the late sixties and early seventies was fast and furious. The United States was in the heat of the Vietnam war. The theme of the time was sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll. I flung myself into the culture and adopted the lifestyle as my own. I was a full-fledged drunk and an addict by the time I graduated high school. Prison, a failed marriage, and a lost desire to be a father to my two sons were proof that my life was crashing around me
Then I surrendered to Christ. It happened in the back seat of a squad car, headed for prison for the third time. The change was immediate and brought about a profound change only God could orchestrate. I’m a new man. Today I’m pushing, pulling, and doing everything I can to help others out of the same boat I was in. From my story, you will learn that God calls even the worst of sinners. You see, God is in the business of restoring lives, and my dramatic conversion is a powerful testimony of just how much God loves people like you and me.
I have had the distinct honor and privilege of working alongside Mark Foss for the past seven years. Knowing Mark both personally and professionally, I have witnessed firsthand his unwavering commitment to helping those who are broken, hurting, searching and lonely, find their hope in Christ! Mark is a “been there, done that” kind of guy who recognizes that the areas of his afflictions are now his greatest assets toward turning people to the Lord! I thank God for Mark’s life, for both his failures as well as his ultimate victories through Christ.
– Jay Jenson, Director of Ministry, LifeRight Outreach
About the Author
Mark Foss grew up in a small farming community in west central Minnesota. His childhood was good, free of worry and pain. He became an accomplished athlete, especially in basketball. Then it all changed. He became his own worst enemy and lived the next 30 years as a drug dealer and addict. The gifted and talented teen was gone, and a hard, destructive man took his place. This life carried him to the edge of death, despair and even insanity. Until he met the Lord Jesus Christ.
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