One Friday in August 1990, a desperate Larry Taylor meets the NYCR bus in Harlem. One encounter with God, and Larry walks out a changed man.
The change has stayed with Larry, who called himself a “prisoner of drugs” having used alcohol and drugs half of his life. When he came to the Bus, said Larry, “I was bitter and broken, because I desperately needed hospital treatment, but they had just turned me away. They didn’t have enough beds.”
Like so many people who never take the way that passes by The Bus, Larry, too, was strangely drawn to it on the day of his desperation. A glimmer of hope sparked when he saw the sign on the bus asking Do you need help? After he had spilled out all of his pain, a NYCR counselor said five words that Larry said changed his life, ‘Can I pray for you?’ “I started to cry and felt this warmth come from the bottom of my feet and slowly rise up until it reached my belly. I was made clean. I received deliverance on the spot.”
Now, together with his wife Larry wants to give to others what he received – freedom and a fresh start.
Written in 1997.