This is a typical Teen Challenge story. My husband, Jimmy, and I have visited Centers in Georgia, Florida, Missouri, China, Serbia, Czech Republic, South Africa, and Swaziland; and we hear similar stories from people with life controlling issues whose deepest need is always to be loved. It is heart wrenching to hear the stories of degradation and suffering, but to hear of a person's redemption from living death to abundant life is beyond inspiring.
Teen Challenge is a faith-based residential rehab program to help those with life controlling problems that usually involve alcohol, drugs, and sex for adults and children. Our students come from both good homes and abusive backgrounds. Though the adults primarily suffer from an addiction, the girls and boys under 18 usually don't, but most are rebellious and have been involved with drugs, alcohol, sex, cutting, or suicide, etc. Their parents "can't do anything with them." A study done several years ago about rehab programs in America claimed that Teen Challenge had an 86% success rate where other programs had only 12 to 15% success, which I believe is because it gets students involved with God's Word and His Love.
Jimmy and I are privileged to work closely with the two Centers located in our hometown, Columbus, Georgia, also the headquarters for Global Teen Challenge. One is for women, and one is for girls. We stand amazed as we see people transformed into productive and valuable human beings who can laugh and love and make a difference for others. Global Teen Challenge now has 234 Centers in the US and is serving in 92 countries, with 25,000 beds worldwide. There are still over 200 million drug addicts who need help. It is a daunting task to meet the many needs.
If you know anyone who needs help call 706-507-3705 and someone will be happy to put you in touch with one of our Centers. Or visit our website: www.teenchallengeusa.com.