Arkansas man baptized at the same church he vandalized months prior; community says they forgive him

Arkansas man baptized at the same church he vandalized months prior; community says they forgive him


BEEN NAMED AT THIS TIME. ((DONNA)) AN UPDATE TO A STORY YOU HEARD FIRST ON FOX 16. 23áYEARáOLD BREATON WINN FIRST MADE HEADLINES AFTER BREAKING INTO A CONWAY CHURCH AND CAUSING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN DAMAGES. AT THE TIME HE WAS HOMELESS AND SUFFERED FROM A SEVERE DRUG ADDICTION. OUR MICHAEL ESPARZA VISITED WINN áá TO HEAR HOW HE’S GETTING A SECOND CHANCE FROM THOSE HE ONCED VICTIMIZED. “Things just went from bad to worse.” 23 YEAR OLD BREATON WINN RECALLS THAT COLD FEBURARY NIGHT WHEN HE BROKE INTO CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH. “I don’t think I picked this church. I think God picked me becuase i was not strong enough to pick myself up form my addictions.” HIGH AND ENRAGED…. SURVEILLANCE FOOTAGE SHOWS BREATON SMASHING GLASS AND EVEN USING A FIRE EXTINGUISHER TO CAUSE DAMAGE, SAYS THE PASTOR “There was quite a bit of physical damage.” BUT FAST FORWARD 8 MONTHS AND THERE IS A DIFFERENT MAN WALKING AROUND THAT VERY SAME CHURCH á “Today I can look back and say that I am thankful because I am completely restored.” LAST SEPTEMBER THE CHURCH BAPTIZED HIM IN FRONT OF THE ENTIRE CONGREGATION á SHOWING THAT IT’S NEVER TO LATE TO BE FORGIVEN. “It’s never too late to change. I thought that I had gone to far for God to even love me.” WHILE FORGIVENESS DOESN’T USUALLY COME EASY IT DID FOR THIS CHURCH á THANKS TO A REHABILITATION CENTER CALLED, RENEWAL RANCH “This is a story more than anything of grace and redemption and a story of new life.” BREATON SAYS RENEWAL RANCH IS HELPING MAKE HIS WAY BACK. “It starts with forgiving yourself and then you can go and write other wrongs.” NOW AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE SAME CHURCH HE ONCE TRIED TO DESTROY… HE’S GIVING BACK AND SHOWING LOVE. “Renwal Ranch saved my life.” reporting in conway, michael esparza ((DONNA)) WINN HAS ALREADY SERVED FOUTH MONTHS IN JAIL AND HIS FELONY CHARGES STILL STAND. THE JUDGE HAS ORDERED THAT HE RETURN TO COURT AFTER GRADUATING FROM THE REHABILITATION PROGRAM áá WHICH WILL BE IN MARCH OF NEXT YEAR. ((DONNA)) THE RESTROOMS AT TWO PARKS IN BEEBE ARE CLOSED DUE TO ONGOING VANDALISM. THESE ARE PICTURES OF DANIEL PARK AND LUNNIE PARK. WE’RE TOLD ON

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