By age 29, Kailey was still bartending. Doctors had prescribed anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medications, but they weren’t helping and her relapses became worse. But her parents never gave up and kept praying for her. And God still had a plan for Kailey’s life.
Kailey called and met with a pastor and his wife and they told her about Teen Challenge. Two weeks later, she entered the program.
“I did the year,” Kailey said. “But that exactly what I did. The year. Somehow, I missed something.” Shortly after graduating the program in 2016, Kailey was heading for a new bartending job but got lost. Sitting in a parking lot, God spoke to her and said that He wasn’t done with her and she needed to go back to Teen Challenge. So she did.
But this time, Kailey had a different mindset. This time, she was hungry for what God had for her and surrendered everything. “God had given me another chance.”
She learned to let go of unforgiveness. She learned the truth of Proverbs 16:9—
“A man will make his plans, but God will direct his steps.” In Teen Challenge’s restoration program, Kailey learned to allow God to direct her steps.
In 2017, she came on staff and today serves Teen Challenge of Southern California as Grant Writer and Public Relations. She’s married to a godly man and together they have two precious children.
For the past 60 years, Teen Challenge has seen God’s hand at work time and again in many students’ lives like Kailey’s.
As we enter our 60th year of operation, our journey of faith continues, thanks in great part to donors like you who have supported us with prayers and donations.
That’s why I’m asking you to prayerfully consider sending a generous donation today to help us in this vital work of rescuing lost souls from drug and alcohol addiction.
Your gift will change lives.