His cousins introduced him to porn, God gave him a ‘power wash’

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By Ben Lahood –

Even through his PlayStation Portable, Lacy Brunson got access to the internet and porn growing up.

He was being raised by his grandparents, which saved him from the distressing chaos of his parents’ life: Mom was an alcoholic and drug addict. Dad came in and out of his life constantly.

“I’m grateful that my grandparents raised me because they took me out of what could have been an even worse situation,” Lacy says his YouTube channel Lacy B. “They raised me the right way. I was raised in church. I knew about God; I knew about Jesus.

“But I didn’t want that. I didn’t want anything to do with that because I saw the hypocrisy. I saw the pastors that were sleeping around with members of the church or in the same clubs that I went to. I saw people in leadership drinking.”

His troubles arose in Middle School when kids showed him pictures of pornography. At that time, the Internet was just starting, and with it free and easy access to lustful images. His PSP became just one more device to let sewage into his brain.

“There I was in my room secretly looking at porno and downloading it to my PSP and eventually my cellphone,” he remembers. “My mind became so warped when it came to this issue because all I now saw was women as sex objects. I didn’t even care.”

Early on, he began sleeping around.

“I had my first kid even before I left high school,” he says.

Add to the mix weed, alcohol and parties. Lacy was becoming a full-fledged sewer rat wallowing in the noxious offerings of Satan.

“I was never satisfied,” he recognizes. “They were only momentary pleasures, but I kept doing them. It was a habit.

With admirable baller skills, Lacy contemplated a college basketball scholarship.

“If I take this serious,” he thought at the time, “I can play ball, I can graduate and I can do something with my life.”

After the walk-on tryout for the university team, the coach called him to the office. “He told me how impressed he was.”

But Lacy didn’t lay off the drugs. “I was going to class high. I wasn’t doing any of my homework. I wasn’t studying,” he explains. “I was partying on Tuesdays. It was crazy. I was reckless in college.”

But when the coach saw his grades, he realized Lacy was academically disqualified to join the team.

“That was an extreme breaking point for me,” he says. “I felt like I lost everything.”

Eventually, Lacy was also kicked out of college because of his grades.

He returned home to a listless life.

“What’s the point?” he asked himself when he realized his dreams had evaporated. “I went extra hard with weed, parties, girls. I didn’t care about life anymore.”

Finally, a local pastor invited him to church. He attended several services until finally he cried out to God.

“If you’re real like I’ve been hearing about all my life, I need you. I need your help,” he prayed in his seat. “I’m tired of life. I don’t want do this anymore.”

The fact that he could come back to God after being turned off by bad examples of church people was significant.

“At 21 years of age, kicked out of school, at the lowest point in my life, I said, God, I’m here. If you are real, please make yourself real to me because I’m tired, I’m lost, I need help.”

Lacy responded to the altar call and prayed to receive Jesus as his Savior and Lord.

“Something powerful happened in me that moment. I remember weeping like a baby. I could feel this cleansing. I could feel this weight being lifted off of my chest,” he recalls. “It felt like somebody was power-washing me on the inside. When I opened my eyes, I felt like I was in a new place.

“I felt love.”

An examples of Lacy’s rap talents today.

In place of his shame and guilt, joy and peace flooded his heart. “I felt forgiven.”

The rush was so amazing that Lacy determined to live for God and stay consistent in church attendance.

Since straightening up his life, Lacy now has a wife and kids and ministry. He’s an evangelist with the Christian Fellowship Ministries and does Gospel Rap.

“God’s been using my life,” he says. “What Jesus did on that cross wasn’t just for us to go to church. What he did was to cleanse us and set us free from the bondage, the slavery of sin. He gave us a new life, a fresh start, an opportunity and access to God.”

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About the writer of this article: Ben Lahood studies at Lighthouse Christian Academy in Santa Monica.

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