Men of Excellence Graduate
I grew up in a great home with great parents who had me in church every time the doors were open. Through my teenage years I became rebellions and when I was injured playing baseball, I discovered pain pills which eventually led to a full blown heroin addiction. After going to rehabs and jail numerous times, I made the choice to come to Teen Challenge. At first I was there to just please my parents, but after coming to TC, I realized that this is where God intended me to be. I was baptized on July 4th and I made the commitment to follow Christ. I could feel His presence in me. After reading Matthew 6: 26 and how God even takes care of the birds in the air, I knew if I placed my trust in Him, He will take care of me. Now that I have been saved, I have a conscience contact with God on a daily basis. Not only is He restoring my family and friends, He is restoring my emotions. After years of drug abuse, I had forgotten what it meant to be able to feel anything physically or emotionally. I now know what true love is; Not only for one another, but how much God loved each one of us; He proved this in sending His only son to die for each one of us. Thank you mom and dad for never giving up and praying for me when everyone gave up. There is always hope. That hope is found in Jesus Christ.