GOD DRUGS AND TECHNO
January 29, 2009 at 9:24 am #20538
My name is Mark Wholihan. I am 24 years old. I live in Detroit. I started out smoking cigarettes at the fine ripe age of 9 years old. I started smoking pot and drinking when I was 13. By the age of 16 I was doing acid, extacy, mushrooms, mescaline, heroin, cocaine, prescription pills of various sorts, and huffing whatever I could get my hands on. My house was raided when I was 17 years old for selling drugs. My dad kicked me out. I bounced around couch surfing for a while and eventually ended up sleeping in a garage with my dog (Spyder). When I was 18 I got up enough money to get my own place in a music studio and started selling drugs out of there. Thats when my house was raided for a second time. I was arrested this time and convicted for possesion, sales, and parafinellia of marijuana and contributing to the delinquincy of minors. I was on probation for 3 years. After 1 year of succesfully completing probation while still using drugs I ended up violating probation and running from the law. 3 months later i turned my self in. I decided to try and change. I started going to N.A. meetings. My sister invited me to a “christian concert” called “Aquire the Fire” and suprizingly, and reluctantly I went. I hated christians! I hated being there. On my second day there a man standing in front of me turned around, put his hand on my shoulder, and started praying for me. He was asking God to forgive me for selling and doing drugs. At that point I felt something. It felt like I had just ate 3 ounces of shrooms, a jar of pills, a sheet of acid, smoked a pound of dro, had sex with 5 beautiful women, and ate a filet mignon!!!! I started crying and shaking. I did’nt know what was happening to me. I was scared, confused, and full of fear. I thought this man had drugged me. I thought he was spying on me. I thought he was C.I.A. Then I thought I halucinated the whole thing…. just made it up! I looked at my aunt who was standing next to me and she could obviously tell I was different. I asked her “Whats happening to me? Why do I feel like this?” she replied very calmly “Thats the Holy Spirit of God inside you!” “Now do you believe?” I did believe. I went home. and went back to what I had always done. Selling drugs, doing drugs, sleeping with multiple women, the whole bit. Now for the first time in my life I felt ashamed and guilty. I knew who God was and I turned my back on him. This drove me farther into the depths of my addiction. It got to the point several years later where I was trying to commit suicide by overdosing. One night while I was doing this I came very close to the end of my life. I flipped out and prayed and asked God to forgive me and help me. I started walking toward the hospital to turn myself in. I stopped and walked back to my car and drove to a rehab I knew of instead… I have been off drugs and alcohol for almost two years now. I now work at the rehab I got off drugs at. I teach the youth group at my church. I have an enormous heart for those who are struggling with addiction! God spoke to me and told me that he wants me to help those who are struggling with addiction. If anyone reading this is struggling with addiction I would love to talk about it. If you want any resources for FREE homless shelters, Rehabs, Psychiatrists, Drug Counselors, 12 step programs, or to just talk get a hold of me. Call me anytime at 734 334 6498. E-mail Wholihan84@hotmail.com . A.I.M. PuNk8675309 . http://www.myspace.com/markwholihanJanuary 29, 2009 at 5:30 pm #27271
Thats really cool man! Thanks for sharing and Praise God!!January 29, 2009 at 5:55 pm #27272
i agree for sure thanks mark. i will post my testimony as soon as i have a second but i want to encourage anyone out there who needs help to feel free to post or pm one of us and also any and all testimonies are welcome here tooJanuary 29, 2009 at 6:00 pm #27273
I love it and praise the Lord for your testimony.January 29, 2009 at 6:55 pm #27274
wow! praise Jesus!January 29, 2009 at 7:18 pm #27275
i can relate i have a few months so far..January 29, 2009 at 8:12 pm #27276
now THATS the grace of God.January 30, 2009 at 4:38 am #27277
My sister invited me to a “christian concert” called “Aquire the Fire” and suprizingly, and reluctantly I went. I hated christians!
Dude, if you are talking about the ATF in Detroit that was in the stadium just a few years ago then I was there! Pillar was one of the main acts I think. There was also a great dance crew. And the son and tribesman from the “End of the Spear” movie.January 31, 2009 at 4:09 am #27278
actually when i went newsboys were there i dont beieve pillar was thereFebruary 1, 2009 at 3:30 am #27279
Was P.O.D. there as well? I wasn’t there that year. When I went Delerious were the headlining band. Awesome testimony bro. I had already read it from your myspace page. good stuff.February 7, 2009 at 8:44 pm #27280
Another encouraging account how God forgives all and can transform anyone! Amazing to hear how God has used your life and will use you in the future.April 16, 2009 at 5:24 pm #27281
Now that was a beautiful witness!!!!
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