Lifestyle | Ministry mentors use relatability to reach hardened hearts
by Mary Jackson
Posted 8/10/12, 04:08 am
When he was just 12 years old, Viliami Lauti began selling drugs outside a rundown East Oakland liquor store. At first, it was easy money for new tennis shoes and clothes, but soon he became hooked on drugs and the steady flow of cash. By age 24, Lauti was a fixture on the corner of Coolidge Avenue and North MacArthur Boulevard.