Monty continued to visit Ray and one day, Ray decided he wanted his life to turn around, just like Monty’s had. “We prayed and I left believing that my life would change,” Ray said.
At the time, Ray was working out of the labor pool. He went to sleep under the highway underpass, but when he woke up one morning, all of his money and ID had been stolen out of his pockets. Ray, desperate, cried out to Jesus.
God led Ray to the Salvation Army, where he saw the minister Monty again. Monty helped Ray get into the Salvation Army and became a spiritual mentor to him.