Steven Snook’s first memories are of life were in Virginia foster care, before being taken to his then-new home in Danville, Illinois. There, he grew up in extreme poverty over the course of his upbringing. By the age of 15, he was involved with drugs. After turning 19, he was transporting marijuana from South Texas into Central Illinois. And by 26, he was arrested by the DEA for smuggling cocaine and sentenced to 22 years in the federal prison system. Over the course of that time, he was transferred to eight different federal facilities across states like Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia. That included time in solitary confinement, serving an entire year in solitary during one period.
For most people, that would sound like a harsh punishment. But Steven says, that for him, it turned into an opportunity.
Two years prior to Snook’s release, he recounts a series of vivid dreams. In them, he says, God showed him frames with rotating images of scripture inside, hanging on the walls of homes. I’ll let him share with us now, “the rest of the story” about what has become, “Rapha Frames.”
In prison, you became a “go to guy” if someone had questions about Faith and Jesus or needed prayer, right?
Tell us about the dreams…
You had not been exposed to the Internet like we have today, email, websites, etc. You may have some exposure, but not the familiarity like most people take for granted today. How hard was that for you to adjust to once you were released?
How did you raise the funding for your product and company?
Your company is called, Jesus Speaks, LLC. You do speaking engagements as well as run the product side of the company correct?
Steven, you are an inspiration to so many people. I’ve always said that a person cannot minister effectively to those that have issues or facing problems unless they, themselves, have gone through the same situations. Your life story laid the foundation for what you are doing today. That’s not saying all that happened before was great – but it all brought you to where you are today. You would not be reaching the people with the Word of the Lord today IF you had not gone through those processes.
Now, I’m not recommending anyone follow the same path. What I am saying to everyone listening, is Jesus has a plan for YOU. No matter where you are or what you have done – Jesus has a plan FOR YOU! Uniquely, for YOU!
He met Steven in a solitary cell stuck deep, deep behind prison walls. Cut off from everyone. But he was not cut off from Jesus. Amen!
Steven, what would you say to someone that may be, let’s say they were recently released or perhaps they are still in prison and listening to you right now. What can you say to that person, man or woman, who is wondering if you were the exception or if Jesus has something for them as well?
Steven, this has been so interesting. I’m blessed to help you “Get the Word Out” about all that you are doing for the Lord. If someone has a question, would like to get in touch with you or would like to check out your product “Scripture Frames,” how can they do that? How can they get in touch with you?
Folks, Steven is using his “God given talents” to further his “God given Dream.” Amen! You have dream and talents inside of you that are unique to YOU – but will be able to make an impact in this world that nobody else can make. Only you.
I urge you to drop down into the show notes below and reach out to Steven Snook today. Get in touch with him. Support his company as they fulfill their dream to “Get the Word Out” into all the earth through these “Scripture Frames.” The links are right there. These would make a great gift for you mom or dad, grandparents, aunts, uncles and even yourself! Praise God!