My journey began on the sad Sunday afternoon. When I got my car and let it air blowing. Back into my house to say goodbye to the children and my beloved wife. And it was time to hit the road.
Children with sad little faces, seemed to be wanting to cry. Wondering anxious the day I would return. With my broken heart would say, "I do not Know when I am coming, but I surely I am coming back, when it will happen, only God can tell you."
My wife was running in my direação, with sad face but joyfuly at the same time. She held me by the hand and began a beautiful prayer.
Then she jumped on my neck and gave me a big hug. With tears streaming into her eyes, she said: "My beloved, go with God." Then He wished me good luck.
So I pulled my truck, and the first kilometers away from the city I began to remember my dear family, already gave me longing. It seemed to be over forever.
With my heart full of pain, what hurt me most was when I looked right and saw the image of my children in the rearview.
Yeah, this is my suffering profession. It heats the hearts and leaves many wounded. But with all these difficulties, I bear it because it is from this that I get my livelihood.
But as they say in one Music, fate is cruel and treacherous. And it was not so kind with this poor truck driver. The sad fact happened this my trip. I will remember forever this sad page of my story.
In a fuel station. In the city of Ponta Pora, I met some friends, one of them showed me a man. I talked to him. I barely knew that started my horror.
I received this gentleman, a different and tempting proposition. Then grew on me, a devastating greed. Without thinking on my family, in the chest there was only ambition. It was then I let him to put drugs in my truck.
But today I learned a lesson, that even with all the difficulties, the dishonest money only brings the curse. And because of greed, ambition and vanity, I also lost my freedom.
I leave a message to all Brazilians, especially the truckers my brothers, that the money acquired in crime never leads to anything. I lost the smile of my children and the arms of my beloved wife.
Jânio Aparecido de Souza
APAC of Itaúna City, Minas Gerais State
Give me rose petals
from this tiny mouth:
Come with your beautiful laugh!
Comes with your divine kiss!
Transforms into a paradise
the hell my desire ...
comes with your laughter!
Divine, comes with your kiss!
Ah! you who makes radiant
my soul, that pain dominates
only with your laughter, beautiful
only your divine kiss!
I'm cold, no heat,
light in the darkness in which I find myself:
Give me the glare of your laughter!
Give me the fire of your kiss!
Jessica Sirlene dos Santos
APAC Feminina of Itaúna City, Minas Gerais State, Brazil
Often everything we do may be what we have seen or heard of someone, like a child who always see parents doing and try to imitate them.
So whenever we inspire in someone who no matter how small the reason is, it is a winner, as a football game where the better player inspires other players to give their best in the game.
We all are winners with the help of God, as He provides us to wake up in order to overcome every barrier, every stone and every obstacle we encounter in our daily lives, and with willpower and faith we can also inspire new winners with only a word, a gesture or even a good deed.
Be a winner is not being better than the others, being a winner is a merit that you earned through your efforts and your willpower and so you can inspire others winners, who will inspire others and other winners...
Do your work humbly and you will be a winner. I 'm a winner and you are also by willpower, humility and faith...
Thiago Augusto de Jesus Pereira
Durante a Jornada de Libertação com Cristo - APAC de Itaúna
A poesia, muita das vezes consegue alcançar o interior do homem como uma flecha, e assim ajuda a cortar as barreiras da evolução humana.
Com esse pensamento, a poesia tem ajudado vários recuperandos espalhados pelas APACs do Brasil, e na APAC de Cachoeiro de Itapemirim/ES, o recuperando VANDERLEI FREITAS SANTOS se apoia cada vez mais, neste dom divino de transformar palavras soltas em um cordel de reflexões em torno da liberdade. O mesmo aproveita seu período de ressocialização dentro da APAC para criar poesias que, com certeza, já o faz um homem livre interiormente.
A FBAC não poderia deixar de divulgar o trabalho maravilhoso do recuperando Vanderlei que, apesar da prisão, sempre acreditou que em todo lugar é...
TEMPO DE AMAR
Se as flores que eram belas se murcharam
O que importa é que as chamas do amor
Não se apagaram.
Primavera vai passando
E outras estações também
Mas o amor não vai passar
Pois é tempo de amar
E quem ama vive bem.
O amor cura ferida
Perdoa ofensa sofrida
Supera o ódio e o rancor
E com a força do perdão
O amor ganha a questão
E sempre sai vencedor.
O amor não é mesquinho
É como cantar dos passarinhos
Que alegram o amanhecer
Quando o amor é cultivado
Cresce como jardim regado
E sempre vai florescer.
O amor é dom divino
É como tornar-se menino
Brincando no meio da rua
Pois o amor é uma esfera
Resplandecente e bela
E brilha mais que a lua.
Jesus speaks to me and to you:. "When you belong to me, you're not a slave from the State anymore, you are now my prisoner. Once you accepted me as your savior and you gave me your life, you are mine. No man can have you as his possession."
The apostle Paul knew this truth when he was a captive in the prisons of Rome, for having preached the gospel; he always introduces himself as "a prisoner of Jesus Christ." And if men sentence you to many years in prison, your life will be in my hands and not in theirs.
And also my server Joseph was in prison as you and I am. And it was the time required for the grace of God to work in his life, and then I let him leave his prison, and made him the Governor of Egypt. So, overnight, from captive he was elevated to the highest office in the government.
But he was faithful to God in his jail time. He had a holy life. In other words, he was innocent of the crimes he was charged, but you and me are not innocent, but thank God our sins are already forgiven and our faults have been erased.
And it's not what you did in the past that keeps you trapped, but what it is today. And if you have a pure life and walk in my justice, you have a life of inner freedom. "So if the Son sets you free, you shall be free indeed", but "whoever commits any sin is a slave of his own sins."
There are free men who are captives of their sins and bad habits. And there are prisoners who have free spirit. These are who know the great freedom. No matter the external circumstances, your life will always be free. I always release the spirit of my captives, but never abandon them. I love you like you have never violated my laws. I know you before your birth. I know the external circumstances that turned you into what you are today. And it is only coming back to me with all your heart, with all your soul, you can expect in the future. The mercy from the man is limited or simply does not exist. But the mercy of God Father is boundless. So, believe in Jesus Christ, my brothers, that your time may be now.
Recuperando from APAC Pouso Alegre/MG
In this new section, as the name implies, is the space for recuperandos, the biggest reason of all our work, who can express themselves through any artistic expression, whether literature, painting, dance, music, etc. And we started this new project with a rap music composed and interpreted by a recuperando from APAC Itaúna, Marcelo Rubens.