Archive for August 2015

San Antonio Women share hope

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Women from the San Antonio Women’s campus raise awareness about the drug and alcohol epidemic in America while sharing the love of Jesus, giving their own testimonies, and offering people hope.

Magnolia students share about Teen Challenge & pray for people at Drug Awareness Team table

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Students from the Magnolia Men’s campus recently had an opportunity to pray with a young man at the D.A.T. (Drug Awareness Team) in Tomball, Texas. The Lord is using our Teen Challenge students to share their testimonies, pray with people, and make a positive impact everywhere they go.

Daniel: A new creation

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Hello, my name is Daniel.  I grew up in Copperas Cove, Texas.  I was raised in a Christian family and was saved at a young age.  As I grew older, I was exposed to numerous life difficulties that tested my faith.  Among them was the divorce of my parents.  This led to a lot of depression and feelings of social awkwardness.  By the time I was in high school, I wanted to fit in and that led me to drinking, smoking pot, taking ecstasy, and methamphetamines.  Even though I did all of these things, I still managed to make good grades and was able to secure a recommendation to the U.S. Air Force Academy from a congressman.  After that, I received a phone call from a liaison officer wanting to schedule a physical.  I knew that I couldn’t pass a drug test so I let that opportunity slip by.  I tried going to college, but my addiction caused me to drop out and settle for just working low paying jobs.  By the time I was 28, I was only into using hard drugs.  After trying to quit hundreds of times and being unsuccessful, I enrolled in Adult and Teen Challenge of Texas.  Now, I have been able to get away from that lifestyle and get closer to God. I’m working on studying His word and getting to know Him better. My favorite scripture to apply to my life is Lamentations 3:22, “Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.”

About Us

Adult and Teen Challenge is the faith-based SOLUTION for the drug epidemic. The scope of Adult & Teen Challenge has grown over the years, and now serves adults as well as teenagers. There are over 200 Teen Challenge campuses in the United States, and over 1000 centers world wide in over 80 countries, which provide Christian recovery services to individuals of every age and social background. Typically, these services are long-term residential recovery centers which provide a life-encompassing environment through which the participant is able to change their lifestyle and develop a plan for a future free from addiction.