Robert Weber had a hard life. Being raised by a mother caught up in prostitution, alcohol and drug abuse had taken its toll, and at a young age he had developmental issues and learning disabilities. When he was six, a loving adoptive family took him in, but Robert constantly fought against them until he was forced to leave their home. He began drinking and using drugs, and soon found himself homeless and living under a bridge with a strong need to belong. At his lowest point, desperate for any kind of connection, he joined a group involved with the Ku Klux Klan and even got a big KKK tattooed on his left forearm. For ten years, Robert lived under an interstate overpass at Getwell Road in Memphis begging passersby for money. That’s when God intervened.

One day a woman took Robert to the Warriors Center Rescue Mission. He was reluctant, and bounced in-and-out of the program for years, but stayed a little longer each time until finally completing the program. Despite the joy of finally achieving this goal and cleaning up his life, he still had one problem - the KKK tattoo. He had been wearing long sleeves, even in the sweltering Memphis summers, ashamed and afraid of offending any of the African-American men in the program he now loved and called his brothers. So as a graduation gift, David Vincent, the CEO and founder of the Warriors Center, paid for him to have the KKK tattoo covered with a cross - symbolizing Christ covering his past sins. Robert has been clean and sober for more than 8 years and now works at the Warrior Center helping bring Christ’s forgiveness to other men suffering from homelessness and addiction.