As I got older, I became less and less involved in the church, and I saw more value in my friendships than I did my family. I began acting out and became involved with the wrong people, which influenced me to experiment with drugs. By the age of 19, I fell into a heavy crystal meth addiction.
I got into as much trouble as I could get myself into; It took 3 arrests within a span of 4 days to slow me down. I put myself at the brink of an overdose and finally prayed and asked God to stop my heart and take me home. God came to my rescue once again.
A family member told me about Teen Challenge, and it seemed that I had nothing left to lose, so I applied. I am now graduated from the program, and I can say without a doubt that I’m blessed. I am currently in the 6 month re-entry phase of the program and I am also Teen Challenge’s newest intern.
I will be working in the new Superthrift Store that will be opening March 1st. I aspire to help those who were just as lost and hopeless as I was, and what better place to start than the very place that helped save my life? God has been faithful to me, even when I turned my back on Him. Through the ministry of Teen Challenge, God has restored my life and given me the strength to be the person He created me to be.
The scripture I stand on is Romans 12:2—”Do not conform to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”