“I was shocked when my daughter walked into the county jail to visit me,” James shared. “I had been arrested for possession and Tiffany was living in Germany with her husband who’s in the Air Force,” he said.” “But here she came on a Sunday afternoon.” That was a turning point for him. “I just had to sit back and listen to what she had to say,” James shared. “She kept asking me ‘why?'” James and Tiffany talked about him coming to the Jimmie Hale Mission. “Just see if they can help,” she urged her dad. Later, James had work release and was cleaning bathrooms. “I hit my knees right by the latrines and prayed to God,” James said. “God, I give it to you.”
Since accomplishing all this, it had been a year since James had last seen his daughter. One Sunday a church member came to take him to church. Once there, he was in for the surprise of his life to see his daughter walking up tom him! “I was at a loss for words! I hadn’t seen her since I was in jail; I had to fight back tears,” James said with a huge smile.