Name: Lauren Schiller
TC Center: Currently serving at Pensacola Women’s Center; 2014 graduate from Davie Women’s Home
Brief Testimony: For several years I was bound by a deep addiction to opiates that was putting me in and out of jail, destroying all of my relationships, and quickly taking my will to live. As I journeyed through the Teen Challenge program, the Lord gently began dealing with my heart. He gave me vision, purpose, and hope – things I have never experienced before. My life today is simply a product of the redemptive love and power of Jesus. Nothing more, nothing less.
What do I enjoy most about my role: Having the opportunity to watch women who were once broken and hopeless develop a confidence in the gifting God has placed within them. Being able to teach them, from personal experience, how to bring that gift into full fruition. And the fulfillment they receive is always rewarding to witness.
Why do I feel leadership and training are valuable: We never “arrive” anywhere, so it is important to always remain intentional in motivating ourselves to learn and grow. Working in the ministry of Teen Challenge, it is important to make sure we have people in our lives who are continuously challenging us to reach our full potential in Christ. So in turn, we can lead by example and help equip those who are coming up behind us to fulfill the position we currently hold.