It is with a heavy heart that I write this post.

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I woke to a text message this morning that a friend had passed away the official cause was Cardiac Arrest. I called one of our hospitals to see if I could confirm, but they informed me that they could not release any information, because I am not family, but they were currently having the RCMP contact his family. This is the news that I hate to receive, but I was just speaking with him yesterday. Two nights ago he was in a fire and really burnt his hand. He was in tears as he was telling me that he almost lost his life.

I hate addictions, and how it snares people in a trap that makes their lives spiral out of control. This is not the drug that John was addicted to, but my wife, a friend and I watched this video last night by a well known Canadian Christian Hip Hop artist the song is called Crystal and the artist is Fresh I.E, and I hope that you will take the time to look this video up on Youtube. It shows you the effect drug addiction can have on someone.

Here is the link you can copy and paste in your search engine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UJ9hvDhG8c

I am not going to focus a lot on this, but its days like today that I have to challenge Governments attempting to legalize more addictive substances. We have alcohol and cigarettes that became legal, lets learn from those mistakes and not make substances like pot legal.

I remember when John first arrived in our Recovery program years ago. He is someone that you either love or hate, there is no in between. I always loved John and always will. He was a man that tried my patience probably every time I saw him, but he knew that I loved him and would be there for him no matter what.

John worked for me a little during a season where he lived in our Step-Up housing, and was doing fairly good. He helped Β by making breakfast for our shelter guests.

John is a gem, one of a kind, can never be replaced kind of guy. He knew the Truth and knew scripture, it is that knowledgeΒ that I amΒ praying that we see each other again. #johnyourmissed

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  1. Scarlett says:

    I’m truly sorry about John and that drugs have claimed yet another life. Yet, I have seen people delivered by the power of the Holy Spirit from all kinds of addictions. We don’t need anymore phoney”deliverance”ministries, but we do need more truly spirit filled men and women who have that Holy Spirit Dunamis power in their lives who operate in the healing gifts.. If these addicted kids could see the reality of Jesus Christ, more would be saved and delivered.

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  2. Rose Cloud says:

    Hi , My name is Rose. I’m JJs auntie .
    He is my brothers son , John Cloud Jr, is my bro .
    J , you left us so fast . Even tho you just dodged
    Death just few days ago .enough to suffer more??!!
    From the burn you received . I don’t under stand kwis 😭.
    All I know is you will always be in my heart.
    Till we meet again . 😞😭😒πŸ˜₯πŸ˜°πŸ˜“
    I love you , John Joseph β€οΈπŸ’šπŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”
    Rest Easy Kwis , Save aunty a seat πŸ™‹πŸ™πŸŒŸβœ¨πŸ’«πŸ’¦

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  3. Valarie russell says:

    John was like my son.He called me mom from the first time we meet,which was more than a few years ago.he took my kids under his wing and taught them about not doing drugs,not drinking and abusing their bodies.He said they were his little brother and sister,and he protected them while we were at H.H.I spent yesterday with John,getting him supplies to fix up his burns at work.and I talked to John.He was hurt in but he still had a hug and a smile and a kind word.He left with a “see you later mom.love ya”. I’m really,really gonna miss that and him.Rest in peace John…till we meet again.love you my HH son!

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  4. Josephine Cloud says:

    I used to live beside this mans family and saw him from time to time , not only that he was my cousins Son β™‘ he always greeted me with such gregarity and respect as he knew we were family. I am very saddened by the news of his passing as im dealing with my own grief from the loss of my own Son. I cant imagine what his family is going thru right now. GoD only calls the best and he was one of His best β™‘ Rest Easy J.J. ~ Gone but never forgotten β™‘

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