“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives…

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A Divine Mission Saving One Child at a Time Over 30 million children have lost their childhood through sexual exploitation in the past 3 decades. Many are sold into slavery by their own relatives, who are desperate for money just to feed themselves. While sex trafficking in Southern Asia continues to be overwhelming, the efforts…

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“Prayer means power, and more prayer means more power.” – E.M. Bounds As we enter the Christmas season, having come through some of the most challenging days of our lives, we must pause and remember Isaiah 9:6-7, where we read “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the…

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Anyone who has had an encounter with God knows about transformation. When we meet Jesus, we are changed. We see that in the disciples who, after meeting Jesus, leave everything to follow Him. The power of Christ made a massive difference in them and their purpose. The power of an encounter also makes a lasting…

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We are living in a day when we desperately need one another and our own Teen Challenge family’s love and support. Not one of us have ever faced a time like we are in today, and the health of our staff and students, as well as the financial challenges, can be overwhelming. Some centers have…

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My dad, Tommy, has been gone for 10 years now. I continue to be impacted by the values and principles that he taught me and emotion still floods my mind and heart as I think of him, remembering the man that he was as a father, friend, and mentor. In Part II, I’ll share a…

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Finding Forgiveness and Purpose Above: Sylvia with Cathy Gillott (Global Teen Challenge Missionary) at graduation. Sylvia came from a dysfunctional family where both parents were alcoholics. Every night, her father would drink until intoxicated. Although she never went without food, shelter, or clothing, Sylvia felt emotionally abandoned and alone. A stocked bar was readily available…

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Recently, I heard John Maxwell speak about the life lessons he had learned from his dad, Melvin. As I listened, it made me think of similar lessons I had learned from my dad and I want to share a few with you. My dad’s name was Tommy. He taught me to dream. When Dad was…

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They Are Precious! In John 3:16 we read, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.” The ultimate example of love is God giving his only son Jesus as a sacrifice for our sins. What love! What sacrifice…

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Seeds of Hope After the death of his mother, loneliness and sorrow filled Akito’s early childhood. He struggled with understanding the meaning of life, and as he grew into his teens, in many ways he felt abandoned. For Akito, his family was not religious and he had no one to point him to God’s love…

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