Guyton still carries the physical scars from the day that his biological mother tried to kill him at the Walker Regional Medical Center in Jasper, Alabama, the same hospital in which he was born to collect a $25,000 insurance policy when he was only two months old. However, he said an encounter with Christ while in prison has healed his emotional wounds.
His mother poisoned him with hydrochloric acid and castor oil in his bottle of milk. The acid burned the left side of his face and shoulder. His nose also collapsed leaving him with no choice but to breathe exclusively through his mouth, because he had no nasal passages.
He underwent two years of surgeries and skin graphs; one year in Walker Regional Medical Center and another year in Children’s Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. Immediately after released from the hospital, he was given to foster care until age 4, when his paternal grandmother was given custody. Shortly thereafter, anger and rebellion took over his life.
Guyton was involved in various assault and battery cases as a juvenile and later entered the Alabama penal system for first degree assault with a life sentence. From the words of Mr. Guyton, “My incarceration became my liberation. God will take you through hell just to get you to Heaven.”
Miraculously, he only served four years and was released. After he made a decision to serve Christ, he found the strength to forgive his mother, make amends with her, and share his story abroad. “God loaned me a story for His glory. My divine obligation is to tell it everywhere I go” said Guyton.
He is now the author of the book, The Chosen One: A Touch From Above, which is his autobiography of his life. After years of allowing his mother’s choice to negatively impact his life, he now accept it as God’s will and is traveling the world encouraging others.
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