Art Blajos grew up in California. From a poor Mexican family, he discovered that the only sure way to gain respect and status was as a fighter. After a series of reform schools, he received his first major jail sentence at the age of 16. To join the Mexican Mafia became his ambition, the prison his training ground. By the age of 24, he was in San Quentin where he was to spend 11 years. From there he moved into drug dealing (and using) in a big way, and then back to prison on a murder charge - this time to Death Row. An adroit lawyer got him released. The breakthrough came via the ministry of Sonny Arguinzoni. Over a period of years the love shown him by the Victory Outreach team resulted in a solid and lasting conversion to Christ, and a total transformation of personality. Art is now an evangelist and youth worker with the Victory Outreach fellowship in London, living in voluntary poverty to work among the homeless, drug addicts and prostitutes of the King's Cross area.