Just a few weeks earlier, Simon had shared with Chaplain Gay King Crede that he was done writing raps with negative lyrics. Instead, he committed himself to writing lyrics with a positive message. That night, standing in the family room at the Kendall Gill Boy's Group Home, he rapped his newly written lyrics by memory for Chaplain Gay.
Chaplain Gay knew immediately that she was witnessing a real life example of how God can help us change and the great joy that comes from being ready for transformation. Before she left, she asked him to share his rap during chapel service. He cautiously agreed. Fast forward to Wednesday night, Simon's nerves were about to get the best of him. He wanted to give up.
However with some gentle encouragement from his group home staff and music therapist, Kyle, he was able to power through and perform his original rap song for the youth in attendance.