Apericio’s story begins with his desire to be accepted among his peers within his community. It provides a little insight to why some youth leave the church and become involved in gang activity.
The decisions made in his youth, led to many additional poor choices and trappings throughout his life.
Apericio’s desire to be accepted by his peers led him down a road of alcohol and drug addiction. This episode highlights some of the physical and social effects of both alcohol and drug addiction. It also highlights the power of addiction recovery programs such as “Celebrate Recovery”.
These addictions led to more poor choices that brought Apericio to an understanding of what life is like in prison. It is within the prison walls that Apericio found the path to true freedom.
Aperico knows that each day the enemy (Satan) is setting traps hoping to ensnare him again, but Aperico is trusting in John 8:36.
“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”