Hope Blossoms in the Light This is Ashley’s Story By the young age of 21, Ashley had reached a point where she could no longer see a future for herself. Although she started out as a smart, beautiful girl from a good family, she had missed her teen years to drugs and could envision no…

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In life and in leadership there are times and situations that qualify as crises. These times can make you, or in some cases, break you. We have all heard the saying, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” Well, that’s easier said than done.  Paul was in a crisis on his way to…

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Pause for a moment and think about Christian leadership–especially in a Teen Challenge center. What do you believe are the most important characteristics needed to be a successful leader? Write down what comes to mind. I think of the words faithful, trustworthy, faith-filled, and caring. When I consider leadership in Teen Challenge, I would include…

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What do you think about when someone talks about having a dream? I always become curious to know more. Sometimes, people talk about a crazy dream that seems to have no real meaning or substance. At other times, I hear someone describe a dream of developing a new ministry or business, expanding a current one,…

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  “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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