Five years ago, I was 25 and living in New York. I was young but I felt like I wasn’t going any further and something had to change. My name is Travis Glucker and this is my story.
I was married with a son. I had never been anywhere outside New York. I took a big risk and moved my family to Las Vegas. I had no plan and I started reaching out to nightclubs. I started a photography company taking pictures of tourists in the clubs. Being in the industry, you party and drink for free.
There are girls from all over the country and I would recruit them.to dance in the strip clubs. I would take what I wanted from their money. I would provide for them and I was also sexually involved with them. It was a mind play. When a girl got tired of it, there was another girl. People thought I was having the time of my life, but I didn’t feel that way after a while.
My marriage was destroyed. I hit rock bottom when I woke up next to a girl and I just felt a sickening feeling in my stomach. I looked at myself in the mirror and I thought that this was not the life I dreamt of having as a young man. I knew that I wanted to have my family back.
My wife started going to church and I followed her. One time I heard this guy, VInce, delivering the message about the prodigal son. It just struck me in my heart. It pierced my heart. It’s just like Las Vegas. You have this treasure and you squander it in this city of wild living.
That’s what I did, I squandered my life. After hearing the story, I understood that God was still willing to take me back. I didn’t really understand the Gospel but I just knew that I felt the most indescribable love that I’ve ever felt. I just started to shed away the things that were clouding up my life like the drinking, women and even porn.
My relationship now is amazing and we have a brand new baby girl named Zoey. I never thought in a million years that I would be doing this.