Age: 25 years old
Hometown: South St. Paul, MN
Teen Challenge Center: Jacksonville Men’s Center
Testimony: I found my significance in how others viewed me from early childhood. I started using at 13 and only got worse. My good times of drinking with friends on the weekend ended up with me alone in my garage with a handle of liquor and an eight-ball of cocaine. This led me to the point of being lonely, broken, homeless, and defeated. Since coming to Teen Challenge, I have found hope, purpose, and a restored relationship with family and God.
What is the vision and calling that God has given you? – God has called me to be a living Bible, to always be growing and to help others build a relationship with Jesus. I will teach others to live out their values with His truth by devoting themselves to God and the application of His word.
How has the ELP Program impacted you? – ELP has completely changed my view of leadership. I see where I need to grow and how and when to rely on God. I have also learned that everyone has personal values God has given them and we must learn to follow these values the right way so that others come to Jesus.