Name: Domonique Merchant
Hometown: Los Angeles California/ Fayetteville Georgia
Teen Challenge Center: Teen Challenge Columbus Girls Academy
I was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Anemia at an early age, and I have had to receive blood transfusions/ blood exchanges for 28 years. Before, I decided that I didn’t care about my life any more, and started to do drugs and drink alcohol to ease the pain. God chose me in my weakness to declare the works of the Lord. The Lord saved me from death and now I am able to pursue and love Him with all of my heart while teaching others how to do the same as well.
What is the vision and calling that God has given you?
The vision and calling that God has given me is to work and train troubled teens while in the future, possibly working in medical missions and anti-human trafficking as well.
How has the ELP Program impacted you?
The ELP program has impacted me in teaching me how to be a better leader to my Teen Challenge students. ELP will also continue to teach me how to use the leadership skills in my future callings.