St. Stephen Church staffer Vicki Todd, along with three other applicants, regained her rights to vote and hold public office, receiving a packet from Governor Steve Beshear's office in January through the Jesus Saves Ministries Ex-Offender Advocacy Initiative in association with St. Stephen Church. In all, 37 people have regained their voting rights and many others are experiencing a new beginning as they have gotten on the road to criminal record expungement through this initiative. Vicki posted on our Facebook page, "Rev. Angela, I just wanted to let you know that I received my certificate in the mail granting me my voting rights. I want to thank you because if not for you I wouldn't have thought twice about it. This is a great start to 2013. GOD has been so good to me. I want to thank you for being and example in my life to follow. I love you, Rev. Angela, and GOD BLESS YOU for just being you. Keep doing what your doing." I told her over the phone and on Facebook how proud we are of her accomplishments to which she replied on January 22nd, "Thanks, Rev. Angela. Like I said if it had not been for GOD and you, and few others here at St. Stephen, I wouldn't be where I am today. Iv'e tried to follow the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Vicki is a recovering drug addict who will celebrate five years of sobriety on February 11th. In 2008, she accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and was baptized. Concurrently, God granted her part-time employment at the church in Environmental Services, which has since been upgraded to full-time status with benefits. Vicki now serves as Supervisor of the St. Stephen Family Life Center Front Desk and Assistant to Christine Cosby, Director of the Family Life Center. "God has changed my life. It is 110 percent better than it was. If God doesn't do another thing, He has already done enough," Todd stated. (Photo: Vicki with St.Stephen member and Simmons College of Kentucky staffer Sharon Crawford at St. Stephen Black and White Ball in 2011).
We share these stories so that you can see the power of God at work in the lives of women and men like Vicki Todd, Brandon Gamboa, and Larry George (here with me, and Archia Kinnard after a radio interview with me on December 20th). They are not sitting on the premises but standing on the promises of God. This initiative is available to anyone in the state of Kentucky in need of these services. Other testimonies can be found under the Blogs section of the Jesus Saves Social Network and on the Jesus Saves Ministries Blog. For more information, about District Court expungements, including misdemeanors and traffic violations, call Archia Kinnard, 502-595-3071. For more information on restoration of voting rights, or if you'd to schedule a workshop or seminar at your church, call me, Min. Angela Lee Price, 502-415-1001.