Domingo “Ace” Vasquez was raised as an Adventist in Oregon. After his parents split up he moved to Iowa with his dad and Ace got himself into trouble and ended up at the Anamosa State Maximum Security Prison. Things began to get worse for Ace when he fell in with a gang in prison and eventually became one of its leaders—not an ideal life by any stretch.

Then Ace met Eddie Cabrera, pastor of the Davenport Adventist Church. Cabrera visits the Anamosa Prison twice a month to meet with a Bible study group. Ace joined the group in November 2015 and felt God calling him to a life of peace. Ace made the choice to follow God, and on March 7 Pastor Cabrera baptized him at the prison.

Lynn Brus is communication leader for the Davenport (IA) Church.