The Season and Reason for Rejoicing!

This is the season and time of the year to focus on the Lord and rejoice in His goodness to us! I love the Christmas season. I love being with family and friends celebrating the birth of our Lord. I love being with my children and grandchildren and seeing Christmas through their eyes. I also…

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Happy At Last

Vinod was five years old when he ran from home to escape the strong hands of his stepmother. A railway ticket collector found him hungry and crying at a train station. Taking compassion, he adopted the boy as his own, naming him Vinod, which means “happy” or “joyful.” Vinod largely raised himself due to his…

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When God Gives A Dream

One of the greatest joys of a believer is to find their purpose in life. Recently I was speaking with two of our 17-year old female students who both spoke of recently finding their purpose in life. Both young ladies came from difficult childhoods that included sexual abuse, but now, months later, are speaking of…

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Victor

Pig farming is hard work. It’s dirty and smelly. But for Victor, it’s also fulfilling. “Even in this humble job, I know that I have value and worth,” Victor, who manages the Teen Challenge Honduras’ Pig Farm, shared. Believing that his life has value is new for Victor. Growing up, he didn’t feel loved or…

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Today's Heroin Epidemic – How Did We Get Here?

As I sit here in Fiji following the Pacific Region Conference, I am so encouraged as I think of the heart and passion these 22 (or more!) Teen Challenge leaders have for the hurting across the Pacific Islands.  They are committed to making a difference. This same spirit was with us in Rwanda, Africa where…

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Thanks to the Joshua, Aaron & Hur Team!

In Exodus 17:8-12, we read, “The Amalekites came and attacked the Israelites at Rephidim. Moses said to Joshua, ‘Choose some of our men and go out to fight the Amalekites. Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hands.’ So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had…

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Reverend David Owusu Boateng

When I was just 13 years old I was living in a compound house in Ghana and there was a young man also living there who was dealing drugs. Everyone in the compound sleeps in the same room together, and before we slept each night he told me: “If you don’t smoke with me—you don’t…

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Reframe Possible

Our 40 days of Prayer and Fasting as a Teen Challenge family concluded and we have seen and heard from TC leaders around the world that participated in this prayer emphasis. I know we all understand that prayer changes things! Prayer brings revelation and focus. Prayer draws us close to Jesus and being close to…

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Putting Hope Within Reach

Putting Hope Within Reach The Global Teen Challenge Executive Council and Board of Directors recently met in Denver, Colorado to continue praying and believing God to help us to Put Hope Within Reach of Every Addict.   We believe God has given a Prophetic Invitation to every Teen Challenge leader and ministry in the world…

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Maria

Maria’s family moved to Portugal when she was 5 years old. She has a normal childhood and was close to her sister and her parents until she was 12 and her parents began to fight. When her father moved out, Maria took it hard. “I felt very sad, very alone. I felt like our father…

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