From Ruthless Drug Dealer to Redeemed – Hector’s Journey Hector started using drugs at age 11 but when he found out how much money could be made, he quit using and started selling. Within a short time, he became very successful—and ruthless. “For me, it was just business,” he said. [...]
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Embracing Change - Kelli's Story Kelli struggled with drugs and alcohol most of her life. Meth, cocaine, heroin, prescription meds. She tried everything, including rehab six times, but nothing worked. Eventually, she abandoned her three children and joined the homeless on the streets of Southern California. She burned all of her bridges until nothing [...]
"God, if you're real, here I am." -Christie's Story Christie was a seventh grader when one of her stepbrothers was arrested for murder. But when she found out that he and two friends had originally intended to murder her and her family, her world turned upside down. Suddenly things that used to matter just [...]
"Teen Challenge Gave Us Our Lives Back" - John's Story John hid his addiction from friends and family for 10 years—until one day when his wife gave him an ultimatum, “Either get help or our marriage is over.” That day marked a turning point for John. Many who come to Teen Challenge, like John, [...]
For more information about Teen Challenge Ministry Institute Events please contact the center directly at: (323) 569-2818 Date: 09/04/2017 Event: Mission Monday Fundraising Location: 9605 State St, South Gate, CA 90280 Date: 09/16/2017 Event: 5k Walk for Recovery (http://tcwalks.com) Location: TBA Date: 09/17/2017 Event: TCMI Graduation Location: 9605 State St, [...]
"God if you're there, please help me." - Nicole's Story When Nicole’s dad and stepmom separated, she reached out to her biological mom for help. “But she introduced me to meth instead,” Nicole recalls. That led to a 10-year addiction that also included turning to a gang member for support. She knew he was [...]
Arise Crusade 2016 The Arise Crusade 2016, presented by Teen Challenge of Southern California on October 16, was an amazing event! That evening, 198 people professed faith in Jesus Christ in response to a dynamic message brought by guest speaker Nick Vujicic. See his message here, presented in both English and Spanish. [...]
I was the King of Bad Decisions." - Carlos' Story Meet Carlos Osnaya, who is more than a teacher-advisor at our men’s Christian Life training center in Riverside. Six years ago he was a student there, learning how to overcome an alcohol addiction through the power of Jesus Christ. “I was the King of [...]
Change. It’s hard. A year of new disciplines. 365 days that point to new life. They come together in celebration on a special Sunday morning – Graduation Day. "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come." 2 Corinthians 5:17 [...]