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Join us at our 2016 Celebrate Freedom Benefit Banquets

Adult & Teen Challenge of Texas would like to invite YOU to our 2016 Celebrate Freedom Banquets.  You don’t want to miss these exciting events to hear what God is doing in the lives of our students.  Mark it on your calendars now to attend an Adult & Teen Challenge of Texas banquet near you.

Click HERE to REGISTER.

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Charles: A New Creation

I was lost, but now I’m found.
I was hopeless, but now I have hope.

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Hello my name is Charles.   I’m 30 years old.   When I was six months old I was adopted.  I have struggled with addiction for 16 years of my life.  I never really knew God loved me as I grew up in a dysfunctional family. Under the circumstances, I began lashing out.  I found it easier for me to disconnect from reality through drugs and alcohol.  I felt hopeless and lost.  I used up and turned away anyone who ever loved me.  So many times I tried to get back on track, but each time it only ended in failure.

Becky&Charles3However, through our failures, God brings us the greatest victories.  In July 2015 God blessed me with a Proverbs 31 wife.  While I was still struggling with my addictions, my new bride encouraged me to go to Adult & Teen Challenge of Texas.  Since entering Teen Challenge I have grown closer in my walk with the Lord.  The Lord is restoring my relationship with my biological family and is also teaching me how to be a godly man and husband to my wife.  I now understand what God’s unfailing love is all about.  Every day I wake up and give God all of the glory for what He has done and is still doing in my life

ATCOT Alumni Reunions MARCH 5th

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2016 ALUMNI REUNIONS

SAVE-the-date: Saturday March 5th

If you are a graduate from ANY of our Adult & Teen Challenge of Texas campuses, you and your family are invited to come and join us on Saturday, March 5th from noon to 5:00 p.m. at an Adult & Teen Challenge campus near you.

This year, four of our Adult & Teen Challenge of Texas campuses are hosting an alumni reunion including on March 5th including: Azle campus, Magnolia campus, Houston campus, and San Antonio campus. This is a time to reconnect with other Teen Challenge alumni and to find out what new and exciting things are happening on your former campus. You will learn about opportunities to stay connected to Teen Challenge after graduation. There will be music, games, alumni testimonies, and fun for the whole family. Don’t miss this awesome event to reconnect and fellowship with your Teen Challenge brothers and sisters.

Please RSVP by calling or e-mailing the campus reunion that you will be attending:

Azle Campus
(817) 405-4444
Matthew.barrientos@tctexas.org

Houston Campus
(713) 941-2720
anna.duhon@tctexas.org

Magnolia Campus
(281) 259-5600
Scott.reichardt@tctexas.org

San Antonio Campus
(210) 624-2075
Austin.baughman@tctexas.org

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Adult & Teen Challenge of Texas would like to to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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GIVE the GIFT of HOPE

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Give the gift that can change a family’s world!  You can help provide lasting love and restoration to a student and their family…and share the blessing of doing so as a Christmas gift to those you love.

Make a donation to Adult & Teen Challenge of Texas in honor of a family member or friend and we’ll send them a beautiful Adult & Teen Challenge of Texas Christmas card notifying them of your donation.

Click HERE to give your gift today or e-mail: giving@tctexas.org.

Thank you to all of our Adult & Teen Challenge of Texas friends and family for your generous gifts to this ministry.

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Spiritual Emphasis Week at Azle Men’s Campus

Azle men spiritual emphasis week.The Azle men’s campus held several amazing and anointed services this week during their spiritual emphasis week.  The Lord showed His presence in every chapel service in a powerful way as men came to the alters and surrendered their lives to God.  Several men prayed a prayer for salvation for the very first time. Some of these men started letting go of their addictive and troublesome pasts, as they allowed God to begin a deeper healing in their hearts.  As they prayed to God, they were also encouraging and praying for one another.  Many were finding a new found freedom in Christ.

The Lord is doing a mighty work in the lives of many of our Adult & Teen Challenge of Texas students.  We are thankful and blessed to know that the Lord is no respecter of persons.  He is a good God.  He loves every sinner, every addict, and every person on this earth.

“…Christ Jesus came into this world to save sinners.” I Timothy 1:15.

“God wants all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of truth.” I Timonthy 2:4

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life”. John 3:16.

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3rd Phase-Employed with a fresh start

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Adult & Teen Challenge of Texas is a 12 month program.  In the first phase, students acclimate to campus life, learn fundamentals of Christian faith, and develop a work ethic.  In the second phase, students develop life skills and mature in their Christian faith.  In the final third phase of the program, students gain employment and develop a strategy for transition back into the community. This last phase of the program also provides Christian discipleship classes, counseling, and essential educational tools, such as Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University materials, which teaches men and women how to create and live by a budget.  The transitional living facilities for the third phase include a men’s campus in Brenham, and women’s campuses in San Antonio and Houston.

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Our Adult & Teen Challenge of Texas staff and leaders are doing an amazing job at our transitional living facilities to help our students in their last phase.  Once the students complete the third phase of the program, they are invited back to their original campus for a celebration and graduation ceremony.  Often, directors and staff from other campuses will drop by the third phase transitional living campuses to lift-up, pray for, and encourage the students.

 

San Antonio Men’s Director, Floyd Miles, III went to visit his San Antonio students who recently entered into the third phase at the Brenham men’s transitional living campus.  Miles said, “I spent the day at the Brenham campus.  I went there to encourage and check up on the San Antonio guys.  All of the guys are gainfully employed and attending their home church.  We have about 22 students from the San Antonio campus.  We praise the Lord for these changed lives.”

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Divine Appointments & the Power of Prayer

Pink ribboncancer_awarenessOur God is an all-knowing God and He meets us right where we are at, even in life’s most difficult trials.  Sometimes He brings angels who cross our paths.  And sometimes He simply uses willing vessels to speak encouragement and life into another person in need of God’s tender love.  Recently some of our students from the Azle Men’s Campus had a divine appointment when they had an opportunity to pray with a woman named Carol, a breast cancer survivor.Azle fundraising
 

Adult & Teen Challenge of Texas staff member Matt Barrientos said, “While three of our Teen Challenge students and I sat at our Adult & Teen Challenge of Texas Drug Awareness table in front of a Christian bookstore, we were approached by a woman interested in the hand crafted wooden crosses that are made by our Adult & Teen Challenge men.”
 

“After talking with this lady for a couple of minutes,” Matt said,  “We could tell that she was upset.  I asked if there was anything we could pray with her about.  She started crying and told us that she had cancer and was scared.  The four of us stood up, surrounded her, and began praying. The presence of God was so strong and when we had finished praying, the woman was very thankful and hugged us all.  The rest of the day, God continued filling us with His Spirit as we were uplifted, encouraged, and humbled that God could use us as His vessels that day to pray with this woman.”
 

Adult & Teen Challenge student Austin Zang said, “After we prayed with that incredibly strong woman of God, all of our spirits were lifted and we could feel the presence of the Holy Spirit all day long.”
 

This is Carol’s story…

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“While running errands in Frisco, Texas a few weeks ago, I noticed the Adult & Teen Challenge table with young men, drug-awareness handouts, wooden crosses, and friendly faces.  I had just come from my doctor’s office where I had been given the results of my recent pathology tests.  I had just had a double mastectomy due to breast cancer. The pathology results revealed that precancerous cells were present, but with surgery and treatment, my chances looked hopeful.  I had been crying….it was not my first journey with cancer, since I had been in the battle since 2011,” said Carol Martin.
 

As she approached these young men, Carol said, “They all sensed my needs and could see my concerns through my tears.  Before I could enter the store, the whole group stood and then surrounded me and began to pray.  I was speechless.  I could not even explain to them that God had been with me in my cancer fight, yet these strangers were lifting me up to the Great Physician for healing and strength.  It was a precious moment and I was moved to more tears and gratefulness.”pink-cancer-awareness-wristbands
 

“This wonderful group of Christian men were there helping those who need God in their life.  Mainly they assisted those who had drug problems,” said Carol.  Drugs can destroy and tear down people and families.  However, self-control and discipline can be regained with the power of God, and the guidance of His word.  Freedom, hope, healing, and strength are possible through the love of Jesus Christ.  “Surrounding oneself with Christians is the first step,” Carol said.  “Believing is the next step, and never giving up is another step.  Just keep trusting Him.”  As the Adult & Teen Challenge men were praying for Carol, she was in turn encouraging them.
 

“As I went into the store after praying with these men, God continued to speak to my heart,” said Carol.  “These Teen Challenge men made an impact on me.  I am not a drug addict.  I am just a sinner saved by grace and I was reminded that day how important it is to be encouraged and supported when you are at your lowest.  I dropped a check into their donation box on the table, along with a prayer that God will continue to use this group to do His work.  There is so much work to do for His kingdom, and I am so thankful for the opportunity to see Him at work in the lives of the men at Adult & Teen Challenge of Texas.”
 

‘Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us; looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.’   Hebrews 12

San Antonio Golf Tournament Monday, Sept. 28th

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SAN ANTONIO TOURNAMENT 
MONDAY, SEPT 28th

It’s not too late to join us this Monday at the Adult & Teen Challenge of Texas 2015 San Antonio Golf Tournament or one of our other upcoming tournaments.  All proceeds benefit Adult & Teen Challenge of Texas.

 Click HERE to register
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Call (210) 624-2075 to register
Registration & Warm-up at 7:00 a.m.
Shotgun Start at 8:00 a.m.

La Cantera Hill Country Resort
16641 La Cantera Pkwy.
San Antonio, TX 78266

 
$100 Per Player

One four-person team provides a full week of shelter, meals, spiritual guidance, classroom teaching, and vocational training for a student.

  • Green fees
  • Unlimited range balls
  • Delicious meals
  • Complimentary gifts for each player
  • Special Door Prizes
  • Mulligans
  • Contests including: $1 million hole-in-one
  • Mulligans
  • Hole In One Prizes With Every Contest including:
      • 5 day Caribbean cruise for 2
      • 2 Round-trip air tickets to anywhere in the U.S.
      • Electronics Pkg: Choice of Tablet, X-Box, or 32″ flat panel tv

Join us at our other upcoming tournaments:

Magnolia Tournament at Woodforest Golf Club on Monday, October 5th
Call (281) 259-5600

Azle Tournament at The Golf Club at Fossil Creek on Monday, October 12th
Call (817) 406-4441

Brenham Tournament at Brenham Country Club on Friday, November 13th
Call (979) 337-9696

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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.