It was during college that I began partying and drinking. I did not study or do any homework and as a consequence I lost my scholarship. I returned to Milwaukee and was at a party when I was introduced to crack. For the next 15 years it was the single most important thing in my life.
All my paychecks were going towards crack when one day while I was at work at McDonalds, I met a man who was a pastor. We began to talk and I told him what was on my heart and what was going on in my life. He prayed for me right there at work in the middle of my shift. I thought I would be instantly healed, but found out it was not that simple.
I continued to ask him to pray for me all the time at work. My birthday came around and once again I spent my last dollar on crack. I became depressed as reality hit me. I needed help and I needed it fast. I called the pastor to see if he knew of anywhere that I could go to get help.
He told me about Teen Challenge and Jesus Christ. I had nothing else to lose but my pride so I gave Jesus the chance that He had been waiting for all my life. Instantly He took the taste of crack out of my mouth and began restoring my soul.
Through Teen Challenge God has given me the hope and faith in Jesus necessary to commit my life to him. I have repented for my past sinful nature. Today, I am on staff at Teen Challenge Wisconsin. I have been faithfully serving as the Dean of Men for nine years. God has blessed with me with a beautiful wife and an opportunity to make an impact on the lives of our students.
The scripture I stand on is 2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has gone, the new has come!”
God bless you for your support!