Alone one morning in my bedroom, I lifted my hands to God and asked him to help me.  I heard about Teen Challenge through Christian friends.  I was serious about change and ten days later I was a student in the Teen Challenge program.  During this time, God spoke to me that He had been my Father the whole time, because I had never met my biological father.  That’s when I experienced the power of the Holy Spirit.  I could not stop crying, but I wasn’t hurt at all.  I am now a child of God and the violent attitude has turned to kindness.  His love has filled my soul. Earlier this year I received credentials as a minister in the Assemblies of God. I plan to spend the rest of my life helping people and being faithful to the Lord’s call on my life.

A scripture that brings me strength is I Corinthians 15:58… “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm.  Let nothing move you.  Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”