Who was Nicky Cruz?

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Nicky Cruz was the subject of "The Cross and the Switchblade". He became a Christian after being in gangs in New York. He still goes around the country, talking to mainly teenagers who are in gangs and talking to them about Jesus and how he changed his life and that God can do the same for them  Nicky Cruz was born in December 6, 1938 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He's early childhood was troubled for example when he was young and he's parents took no notice of him.They mentally abused him; his own mother would call him "Son of Satan", and his father was a witch doctor. The neighborhood in which he lived was one of the worst in Puerto Rico and Cruz was always getting into trouble. For this reason he was sent to New York to live with his brother.  Nicky Cruz born December 6th 1938 in San Juan Puerto Rico, is the former leader of the notorious New York city gang the Mau-Maus. He later became a world renowned religious minister.
By the age of 18, Nicky had been arrested twenty one times and had been charged with almost every crime, form robbery to assult with intent to kill.
He was raised be parents who practiced brujeria and were followers of spiritism. They mentally abused him, his own mother called him "Son of Satan" and his father was a witch doctor. The neighborhood in which he lived was omne of the worst in Peurto Rico and Nicky ws always getting in trouble.
As one of 18 children born to witchcraft practicing parents, bloodshed and chaos were routine in his life. When he was 15 he was sent to live with his older brother in New York. However it didnt last long. Full of anger and rageNicky opted to make it on his own. He went into the streets and started stealing and mugging people until he was faced my the Mau-Maus.
www.nickycruz.org is his very own website, and also go to wikipedia and type in Nicky Cruz, and you get all the info you need!
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Is Nicky Cruz still alive?

Yes, he still has a preaching ministry. And is going to be 70 years old this saturday, (6/12/08)

Why did Nicky Cruz turn Christian?

Nicky Cruz turned christian because there was a man called david wilkerson. david was a preacher and he came to the New York where nicky hung aroung wiht his crew. the preache

When did Nicky Cruz become famous?

a former youth gangster, he is the author of several books such as Run Baby Run, and is a character in ( rthe Cross and the Switchblade, actually written by David Wilkerson. B

Where did nicky cruz live?

Nicky cruz lived with his parents in San Juan, Puerto Rico but he was always getting into trouble so at the age of 16 he was sent to new york to live with his older brother

What are facts about nicky cruz?

Nicky as a child was brutally abused by his parents his mum was a devil worshiper and his father was a witch doctor When he was about 16 his mother and father sent him to l