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From Prodigal to Pastor

Original Air date 05/14/2002

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Raul Ries came home from the Vietnam War an angry, violent man who intended to kill his wife and children. As he planned his attack, he experienced a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ. Today, Raul shares his dramatic testimony of how God has given him peace and freedom from the fury that had fueled him for so long.

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