Hello, my name is Jenna Treml, and I am from DePere, Wisconsin. I am a graduate of Teen Challenge Wisconsin.
I currently serve as an Intern for Teen Challenge of the Firelands, located in Willard, Ohio.
In December of 2016, I entered the Teen Challenge Robby Dawson Home for Women, located in Milwaukee just off 31st Street and Wisconsin Avenue.
At that time, I was homeless and an IV heroin and methamphetamine user. Life for me was very dark and hopeless.
In August of 2016, I had been arrested for driving under the influence of narcotics and was facing felony charges for possession of narcotics and a controlled substance. After this happened, I lost all hope for myself and for my life.
Meth and heroine took everything from me. I was homeless, jobless, and I had absolutely no money. Finally, the time came when my parents and family were done with me. They told me that I had to get help, or I would no longer have them in my life.
My family means the world to me, so it broke my heart to think of losing them. But I was not ready to give up drugs.
My mom heard about Teen Challenge and suggested it to me. From the moment I accepted God’s will instead of my own, my life hasn’t been the same. Teen Challenge was the hardest and most rewarding year of my life.
I am eternally grateful for everything the Lord has done to restore my life, my family, and my health. I now know who I am in Christ and that I am redeemed and accepted and love. I stand firm in this truth today.
In Teen Challenge, Jesus meets us in our place of brokenness. He enters the darkest and most difficult points in our lives, then he builds us back up and heals us from the inside out. That’s exactly what he has done for me!
Every day I now care for and help the ladies here at Teen Challenge of the Firelands. As an intern, I work with people who struggled like me. Thank you for helping me when I needed help. Now I am doing the same for someone else.