ELP Highlight – Elissa

Elissa[1]Name: Elissa Hollingsworth

Age: 39

Hometown: Starke, Fl.

Which Center/What Year did you Graduate: Davie Women’s Center / Graduated June 1st 2013

My Testimony in Brief: I had a difficult childhood- living in an environment with domestic abuse and alcoholism. My father left home when I was 8 years old leaving me feeling rejected and angry. Soon I began hanging with the wrong crowds, drinking, smoking marijuana and ultimately IV drug use. My lifestyle landed me in prison twice. One day desperate for change I cried out to God knowing I could no longer do it on my own. God answered my prayer and gave me the opportunity to come to Teen Challenge where He has transformed my life.

The Purpose and Calling God has Given Me: God has placed on my heart to share with others the great work He has done in my life and the hope He has given me.

The ELP’s Impact on My Leadership: This program has taught me how to be a team player and it has also shown me my strengths and weaknesses and has compelled me to become a better leader.

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