As the years went by and Dru grew into his late teens, the words being preached from the pulpit Sunday after Sunday began to sink in. A heart change began to take place and Dru found himself spending more time with the youth in the church. Together with a couple of like minded young men, Dru formed “Christyle” and began rapping as a way to express this heart change.
Around this time, Dru would face his first test of his new-found peace; a young man from the neighborhood that his grandparents had taken in pulled a knife and stabbed Dru in a major vein during an intense argument. Bleeding profusely, it was once again, only by the grace of God that Dru was able to survive the incident and not retaliate, instead letting the peace of God flow over him.