Archive for August, 2011

Crossfire is beginning  a Prayer Calendar so that our partners can be praying for gang members 356 days of the year. To get a gang member that you know on this calendar, please send us his/her name and birthday. I’d like to know is/her affiliation but that is optional. Once I have received enough requests, I’ll put the Prayer Calendar so everyone can begin praying for the gang members as they appear on the calendar. You can respond to this website with a name or to our e-mail account (ganglifechicago@gmail.com).

I’m still looking for guys from the early 70s. Does anyone out there know Sonny, Cholo, Albert, or Michael Perez from the Ashland/Bucktown Latin King section? If so, let me know how to reach them or have them contact me.

Here’s a poignant poem from someone whe was forgotten by man. Can you identify with him? If so, let me know…

http://www.streetgangstyle.com/street_gangs/street-gang-articles/forgotten/

Please pray for Miquel Huerta who has been in Cook County jail since 2008.  Miquel (aka Sappo) is a MLD from Rockwell and North Avenue. God has plans for Miguel so please pray that God’s dreams for him will be realized

This is a very cool story about how one female G literally saw the light when she tried to commit suicide. It’s yet another example of how God still intervenes in the lives of people today. This young woman is now in school preparing for the rest of her life and working to help other Gs get out of the gang life and find a more meaningful life. Read it. I think you’ll be amazed! And don’t forget, God has a dream for you too! Ask Him about it.

http://www.streetgangstyle.com/street_gangs/street-gang-articles/yall-gang/

Some of you may be wondering the same thing, How do I get out of a gang? If you didn’t know who to ask or were to scared to ask, here is an answer that might help. Find it at:

http://www.streetgangstyle.com/street_gangs/street-gang-articles/gang-2/

If you want to find out what Gangbangers are talking about, go to Hoodup.com and sign up for an account. Lots of bragging, history, and information (along with a fair amount of misinformation), but its interesting, to say the least.  Caution: This site might be a little raw for some of you!

Here is an old article that still makes you think (and cringe). It’s a hard read but read it carefully and before you think about prison being “cool,” think how this story might apply to your own life.

http://www.streetgangstyle.com/street_gangs/street-gang-articles/real-gang-knowledge/

Another story about hard times on the streets: Go to :

http://www.streetgangstyle.com/street_gangs/street-gang-articles/life-easy/