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From Punk Rocker to Pastor, Daniel’s Story

2022-09-29T06:44:20-07:00

From Punk Rocker to Pastor, Daniel's Story Growing up, Daniel had trouble making friends. But his love for music led him to the punk rock scene and he began to skip school to tour California and play in bands. Drugs, alcohol, and music ruled his life. But at age 18, a good friend died [...]

From Punk Rocker to Pastor, Daniel’s Story2022-09-29T06:44:20-07:00

Brought Back to Life, Megan’s Story

2022-08-30T13:35:01-07:00

Brought Back to Life, Megan's Story One day, Megan thought she was getting a quick shot of heroin, not realizing it had been laced with fentanyl. And she overdosed. When she came to, she discovered the paramedics had given her two shots of Narcan—and that she had almost died. Over the course of her [...]

Brought Back to Life, Megan’s Story2022-08-30T13:35:01-07:00

The Prodigal Son Returns, Jeremy’s Story

2022-07-29T09:47:00-07:00

The Prodigal Son Returns, Jeremy's Story Jeremy grew up in Shafter, California—a local boy who fell in with the wrong crowd. He found that hanging out with the neighborhood kids drinking and smoking marijuana brought feelings of pleasure and acceptance. When in his senior year his girlfriend became pregnant, Jeremy moved in [...]

The Prodigal Son Returns, Jeremy’s Story2022-07-29T09:47:00-07:00

Now she knows who she is, Danielle’s story

2022-06-28T12:44:27-07:00

Now she knows who she is, Danielle's story In 2011, Danielle entered a relationship with a man in an effort to prove to herself and her family that she was straight. But that relationship became extremely abusive. She had never felt more hopeless or hated herself more than she did then. “All I [...]

Now she knows who she is, Danielle’s story2022-06-28T12:44:27-07:00

From Hopelessness to Fatherhood, Jonathan’s Story

2022-05-26T14:53:28-07:00

From Hopelessness to Fatherhood, Jonathan's Story With Father’s Day upon us, my heart is heavy. So many families are hurting this year because a parent, sibling, or child is missing because of addiction. It was that way in Jonathan’s family. Growing up, he had freedom to do whatever he wanted while his mom [...]

From Hopelessness to Fatherhood, Jonathan’s Story2022-05-26T14:53:28-07:00

Restored and Reunited, Juanita’s Story

2022-05-16T11:40:40-07:00

Restored and Reunited, Juanita’s Story Juanita grew up in a small farming town in California’s Central Valley, one of five sisters born to parents from Mexico. But poor choices led Juanita into a seven-year heroin addiction. “I never understood how being addicted—hurting myself—could be hurting others or my family.” Juanita’s addiction grew out of [...]

Restored and Reunited, Juanita’s Story2022-05-16T11:40:40-07:00

From Brokenness to Restoration, Steve’s Story

2022-03-29T11:55:44-07:00

From Brokenness to Restoration, Steve's Story Steve came to us first in 2004. At Teen Challenge, he learned how to live free of drugs. But now, looking back on that time, he will tell you that he never gave God everything. He graduated from the one-year program in 2005, joined a church [...]

From Brokenness to Restoration, Steve’s Story2022-03-29T11:55:44-07:00

Addicted for 25 years… Now she’s free | Krystin’s Story

2022-02-25T07:49:41-08:00

Addicted for 25 years... Now she's free | Krystin's Story Krystin started taking drugs in high school as a way to fit in. But the time came when she found she couldn’t escape the drugs—the grip they had on her was too tight. After going through a rehab program, she called her [...]

Addicted for 25 years… Now she’s free | Krystin’s Story2022-02-25T07:49:41-08:00

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