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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One of the most challenging times to project vision is in the middle of the storm. The impact of COVID-19 on the world, and its impact on Teen Challenge specifically, will be remembered by how we worked through it and how we came out of it. “What will our future look like?” is the question…

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As I write this article, we are all experiencing a new reality in the challenge of how we do community and manage Coronavirus (COVID-19). We were told to not meet in groups of more than 250, then 50 and then no more than 10. Now we are told to social distance ourselves and not meet at…

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A Resurrected Life Dead on Arrival Ivan was born in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, and he died there – but that wasn’t the end of his story. In what seems like a scene from a movie, Ivan arrived D.O.A. at the hospital and was sent to the morgue — where he received a second chance at life. …

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The value of compassion, we know as believers, seems to be in great demand today. I am troubled by the news of so many who act in anger and revenge when someone disagrees with their views. The news media seems to continue to promote these differences between the political parties, which instigates racism and intolerance.…

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