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The Prodigal Son Returns, Jeremy’s Story

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 [...]

The Prodigal Son Returns, Jeremy’s Story

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, [...]

Now she knows who she is, Danielle’s story

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 [...]

From Hopelessness to Fatherhood, Jonathan’s Story

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 [...]

Restored and Reunited, Juanita’s Story

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.” [...]

From Brokenness to Restoration, Steve’s Story

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 [...]

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