Adriana’s Story

Just a few years ago, Adriana was a young mother in a bad situation. The choices she made early in life led her to gangs and selling drugs.

Then in 2014 she started using her own supply of meth. And it tore her apart.

“I kept hearing voices to kill myself,” she said. But she knew her two young children needed her. That’s why when she heard about Teen Challenge, she came to one of our centers for an interview. It was there that she felt the power of God and knew that things could be different.

Just a few years ago, Adriana was a young mother in a bad situation. The choices she made early in life led her to gangs and selling drugs.

Then in 2014 she started using her own supply of meth. And it tore her apart.

“I kept hearing voices to kill myself,” she said. But she knew her two young children needed her. That’s why when she heard about Teen Challenge, she came to one of our centers for an interview. It was there that she felt the power of God and knew that things could be different.

Once at Teen Challenge, she learned a new way of life. “I always had the [Bible] verses in front of me telling me that I was an overcomer. Telling me that I was his child. Letting me know that he loves me and that he brought me out of that evilness that I was in.” At Teen Challenge, God broke the chains that kept Adriana trapped in addiction. “I’m so happy! I have joy in my life!” she says now.

Today Adriana can be the mom that God created her to be. He’s strengthened her relationship with her two children and she’s able to teach them how to depend on God every day.

Thank you for your support of Teen Challenge. Without gifts from donors like you, stories like Adriana’s would not be possible. Even in the midst of the current crisis, the students at our centers are learning a new life like Adriana did. They are learning how to overcome addiction with God’s help. Will you please help them see that there is hope in Jesus Christ?

Then, like Adriana, they will be able to say “My life today is something that I only used to dream about.”

Your donations bring change and new life to those who desperately need to know they can overcome drugs and alcohol through the power of Christ.

Because of donors like you, Adriana now says, “Today I can be the mom that my kids need.”

Please make your most generous gift today and help others like Adriana find new life.