Hi, I am Bobby. I’m 41 years old from Chicago, Illinois. I started using drugs and alcohol at the age of 15. This was the beginning of a long journey of self-destruction. I got married at 21. However, my life was dominated by stealing, lying, and smoking crack cocaine. I have 3 beautiful children with my wife. She asked me to get help from my addiction so I went to Adult and Teen Challenge. I graduated in 2005 from a center in Rehrersburg, Pennsylvania. Even after completing the program, I still wasn’t willing to surrender my life to God and I found myself in and out of other rehab centers across the country. Nothing worked! At this point, I hadn’t seen my children in six years. I returned to Great Lakes Adult and Teen Challenge begging for help again. I’ve since completed the Restoration Phase here and now I am serving in the Emerging Leaders Program. God remains faithful and now I can see the fruit of being consistent with the plans the Lord has for me. I am taking my relationship with God seriously, submitting to authority, serving diligently. My continued prayer is that total restoration with my family will take place.