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Name: Carlton Pruitt 
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First let me echo what the Apostle Paul said about himself in Romans 7:18 "For I know that in me (that is in my flesh)dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do." That's me in a nutshell. If I have true faith it's because God in His sovereign mercy and grace gave it to me. As that old hymn says, 'Nothing in my hands I Bring; simply to the cross I cling. Life hasn't been an easy road for me to travel on but I thank my heavenly Father and the Lord Jesus Christ that His grace is sufficient for any trial or affliction I face or have faced. "Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word." Psalm 119:67 My father and my mother were never willing or able to care for me consistently so my great grandmother reared me until my uncle and aunt took me under their wings. This was during the rock n' roll sixties and Vietnam War. From there I moved to Mary Graham Hall which is a temporary children's shelter in French Camp,CA and then on to a foster home where I attended Linden High School. By high school graduation I had attended eight public schools. After high school I entered the Marine Corp Reserve. Little did I know how tough it would be but I survived and went back to my home town of Stockton where I graduated from San Joaquin Delta College and attended the University of the Pacfic majoring in communication. I did well in drama and the speech team and later honed my speaking skills with Toastmasters. During the first 38 years of my life I probably had over 30 jobs ranging from selling Electrolux vacuum cleaners door-to-door during my college days, Amway MLM, selling used cars, working at groups homes as a counselor and at a juvenile detention center for delinquents, food product demonstrator in grocery stores, I've sold Fuller Brush, my homemade chocolate chip cookies at flea markets and a local convenience store. I've cleaned carpets and owned and operated two businesses: Chimney cleaning and junk removal. During the winter months in northern Calif. I worked as a counselor in group homes because the junk removal business was slow due to the cold and rainy weather. In 1994 after deliberating whether to finish my bachelor's degree at a Christian school I decided against it because of my desire to pursue an acting career so in 1996 I moved to Hollywood. My first year I made it into the Screen Actor's Guild. I did a student film, independent film and extra work in several films like My Best Friend's Wedding, Austin Powers, Mad City, The Bachelor and others before launching a successful, new and improved junk removal service. Acting now was on the backburner and something the Lord gave me convictions against. After wandering from the Lord for too many years and doing alot of self-examination I've been blessed to find His mercy drawing me back to Himself and giving me the gift and passion for street preaching. I have several videos on www.YouTube.com under LAStreetPreacher and I continue to minister to others and learn more about God and his truth as found in His Holy word the Bible.
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05/14/14 Conversation With an Atheist 180 Free to Share
05/14/14 How Do Faith and Works Fit Together? 136 Free to Share
05/13/14 Reading Your Bible and Praying Will Not Necessarily Save You 147 Free to Share
05/10/14 The Secret to Life 143 Free to Share
05/01/14 Obama's Many Political Transgressions 145 Free to Share
04/30/14 Meeting Charlton Heston 156 Free to Share
04/28/14 What Did Jesus Mean When He Said He Was the Door and the Vine? 134 Free to Share
03/22/14 13 Ways to Purify Your Home's Indoor Air 272 Not For Sale
03/20/14 How the Twelve Apostles Died 186 Not For Sale
03/04/14 The Confession that God Accepts 205 Free to Share
02/26/14 Free Speech Zones 148 Free to Share
02/23/14 What Did Jesus Mean In Matthew 11 verse 28? 389 Not For Sale
02/19/14 Incantation, Salvation and the Occult 345 For Sale
02/19/14 Walking and Weight Loss 173 Free to Share
02/10/14 Growing Old Gracefully 248 Free to Share
02/01/14 How Toxins Enter Your Body 178 Free to Share
12/08/13 Thanksgiving Memories 136 Free to Share
11/17/13 How to Lose Weight With Intermittent Fasting 348 Free to Share
11/07/13 I Will Never Leave Thee Nor Forsake Thee 219 For Sale
11/06/13 I Thank You 133 For Sale
10/27/13 Cleanse Me Father 128 Free to Share
10/21/13 Linger Not Among the Flesh Pots of Egypt 153 Free to Share
10/18/13 A Heart to Love Thee More 140 For Sale
10/01/13 YOUR HEALTH MAY BE AT RISK If You Eat This Food 410 Free to Share
09/26/13 Why Pastors Won't Take a Stand 279 Free to Share
09/11/13 In Remembrance of 911 152 Free to Share
09/10/13 Twas Sovereign Grace 131 For Sale
09/03/13 Should We Join A Local Church? 255 Free to Share
08/31/13 A Letter From Angie Estrada to Carl Pruitt When He Was In Mary Graham Hall Nov 1971 293 Free to Share
08/30/13 A Letter from Raylene Lindsey When I was At Mary Graham Hall Children's Shelter Sep 28, 1971 323 Free to Share
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