In high school I got involved withMy name is Makenzie Koeshall and I graduated Teen Challenge in May of 2013. the wrong crowd. I began experimenting with alcohol and drugs. By the time I graduated high school in 2011 I had developed a heroin addiction.

For the next year and a half I went through living hell. I had become a different person and no longer had any control over my life.  I was ready to die.  But God had other plans for me.

He began working on my heart and finally in May of 2012 I decided I needed a dramatic change in my life. I got off of heroin and entered Teen Challenge in June of 2012. That year was very hard but very rewarding.  God began to show me Himself and I began to fall in love.

After graduating I did a discipleship training school with Youth With A Mission. way. It was a five month program that focused on getting to know God in a closer, more intimate way.

We spent three months in lecture phase and then two months in Mexico on outreach. I graduated the school on November 7th, 2013.

Now, I feel like the Lord is leading me to become a certified nursing assistant and then continue my education in missions. I want to be a full time missionary some day. 

God has been working in my life so much over the past year and a half. I believe He used Teen Challenge and YWAM to help save my life and redirect me to the wonderful plans He has for me.

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