I came to Teen Challenge and completed the program back in 2014 and 2015. After this I went back to Kenosha but it did not take long before I fell back into the world of sin. My life completely spiraled out of control and my family wanted to have nothing to do with me but in their hearts they loved me enough to help me get back into Teen Challenge. In the midst of my darkness I was being held in a drug house because I owed drug dealers money. As I was being held there I was praying to the Lord and asking him to help me leave this place because if I didn’t I was surely going to die that night. During this time I heard this voice as I was praying to get up and leave many times as the drug dealers were right in front of me but there was this other voice telling me if I leave they’re going to hurt you. God’s voice became stronger and stronger and by his strength and power I got up I just walked out of that house got into my truck and drove away. Within two hours I was back at Teen Challenge and my life has never been the same I completed a restoration program and only by the grace of God I was hired on as an intern staff. Restoration Phase is an opportunity to recover from relapse. Today I’m forever grateful to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and Teen Challenge where God dwells. This is the scripture that I lean on every day.
Proverbs 3: 5-6-7 trust in the Lord with all your heart lean not on your own understanding submit to him your ways and he will make your path straight do not be wise in your own eyes fear the lord and shun evil.
We appreciate Jimmy and his work here. Just recently he became certified in our Personal Studies Curriculum. He attended training with Jennifer and Kourtney at Ohio Valley Teen Challenge.