My name is Audrianna and I’m 22 years old. I’m from Tracy, a small city in central California. Although I came from a broken home, I had a decent childhood. I was raised a Christian, and the church became something of a second home for me. I could recite scriptures, and I knew who Jesus was, but my spirit wasn’t connected to any of what I was learning.
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.”
I was tired of getting high. I wanted to stop but didn’t know how. I decided to go to the Mental Health Complex because I knew it was a safe place where I could get help. There, a priest told me that Jesus was the only one that could help me. He told me about Teen Challenge.
During this last year the Lord has helped me immensely. I am rebuilding my life in Christ. I graduated last month and will be entering Brooklyn Teen Challenge School of Ministry in October. Thank you for supporting Teen Challenge Wisconsin! Your support helps those struggling with addiction find freedom.