My Story in a Nutshell

By Jon Tirone

(Also known as John Fisher)


I am originally from Canada and lived there for the first 20 years of my life. In my youth, I was fascinated by science and electronics. As a teenager (early 70's) I was into music and playing the guitar. I was in a few hard rock bands as the lead guitar player. I was also a songwriter.

Basically disillusioned with life, I got heavily into drugs. I just didn't fit into any mold and I had no interest in accomplishing any of the established goals that were set before me by mankind. My life took a downward spiral. I won't go into all the gory details which are many, but I eventually became a bum. My life consisted of "what's the next party I could crash?" to "how can I get more drugs?" I got fired from every job that I had because I was always stoned. I had several near death experiences from overdoses of drugs and some violent situations where people tried to kill me.

To make a very long story short, I was at the end of my rope and possibly nearing the end of my life.

It was around that time that I met someone who talked to me about God and Jesus. I normally just shrugged such nonsense aside as I had my own philosophy in life (obviously it wasn't working). I did take note that he had a peace in his eyes and he was sharing things from his heart that no philosophical discussion I've had in the past could match.

When I went home that night I kept running this experience in my mind. I then cried out "If there is a God or Jesus show me you are real. If not you are a lie like all the other philosophies"

I then put the experience behind me and forgot about it. About a week or so later I noticed that I felt different about things. Everything seemed to take on a different meaning. Many of the trips I was into just didn't have the same meaning anymore and when I went to do drugs it felt so shallow and it wasn't the big thrill that it used to be. Life itself became beautiful, the grass even seemed greener and I felt an indescribable peace and depth that seemed so natural or supernatural. I couldn't figure out why I was feeling like this as the things that I was experiencing were beyond mere feelings. It was then that it occurred to me that a week or so before, I had asked God or Jesus to show me if he was real. I realized that he had faithfully answered me with a precision and surety more consistent than the law of gravity.

I was instantly delivered from drugs and my old life. I began reading the bible and for the first time in my life I was able to understand it as it spoke to my heart in simplicity.

I was formerly disillusioned with the churches as I felt that I had seen a bad sample of what God was supposed to be like but this experience was something more then a religion or a philosophy as it spoke to my heart.

To the surprise of all my friends and family I became a new person.

Since that time (at the age of 20) I have dedicated my life to sharing the same peace and happiness I've found in Jesus with others.

It has taken me to about 8 different countries that I have lives in the past 20 years. I use music a lot in my songwriting and guitar playing to share the experiences I've had and a positive message with others.

My wife and son and I now live in Peru at the moment.

I work in a small recording studio producing and editing music with a message of hope for the Spanish world. This is one way that I am able to share with others the happiness that I've found.

I have found that I am able to enjoy life to the full with Jesus.

If anyone wants to write me or has any comments or just wants to say "Hi' please write me at the e-mail address below.

I'd love to hear from you!

With love and sincerity

Jon Tirone

















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