Age: 25 years old
Hometown: Northhampton, Maine
Teen Challenge Center: Jacksonville Men’s Center
My Testimony in Brief: I was raised in a traditional home where I learned good morals and work ethic. I spent my whole life trying to fit in and belong, looking for significance in all the wrong places. At 21 I was divorced, became even more depressed, and became addicted to cold medicine, which led to 4 baker acts, over 8 antidepressant prescriptions. During this my brother passed away suddenly from organ failure, which drove me to God. After a few more failures I came to Teen Challenge and figured out my problem wasn’t drugs, but rather a lack of God.
Purpose and Calling: I have been here 8 months and the ELP program is God’s tool to strengthen and develop my character, and to make me ready for His calling of serving others who are bound with sin. This ministry, ELP and God has turned out to be more that I imagined.