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 for mankind! In…

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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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One of the essential characteristics of a leader is integrity. As Teen Challenge leaders, we define integrity as “living and working with excellence.” This is not only a goal, but an expectation in TC leadership. How can we lead others and expect students entering our program to see Jesus if we do not operate with…

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Why is vision important?  Vision is one of our core values in Teen Challenge. Vision is seeing beyond the present and it is one of the essentials of effective leading. It is important to see beyond our present circumstances into the future fulfillment of our dream.  A leader is one who knows the way, goes…

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Our vision is to Put Hope Within Reach of every individual who is struggling with addiction. But, how do we get closer to the crisis? How do we deliver care to the 9 out of 10 addicts who never seek treatment? How do we reach the 270 million people struggling with substance abuse around the…

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A Life Recovered Tara’s Story “A Miracle of Survival & Rebirth” Influenced by the friends in the neighborhood she grew up in, Tara began experimenting with drugs at the age of 12. What started with smoking marijuana, quickly led to stronger drugs. Before she knew it, she was addicted to crack cocaine and dangerously injecting…

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