"Go to New York City and help those boys."
Wilkerson was taken aback when he heard God speak those words to him
late one night as he stared at a picture of seven young gang members on
trial for murder. He was simply a country preacher at a small church in
Pennsylvania. What impact could he possibly make--especially in New York
But God continued to lay those boys on his heart, and he
sensed this was his calling. So he uprooted himself from his comfortable
life to pursue the dangerous mission God was calling him to. Not long
after, he was moving among the most violent gangs and drug users in New
York, sharing the Gospel.
This captivating story describes the
founding of Teen Challenge--an inner-city ministry that today maintains
residential and crisis counseling centers around the globe--and the man
who obeyed God's summons to reach out to the least of these. It is also
the story of how God can use anyone to save those we may think are
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