Name: Jason Prater
Age: 28 years old
Hometown: Durham, N.C
Teen Challenge Center: Jacksonville Men’s Center
My Testimony in Brief: As a young man from a broken home I felt unloved and had no identity. I began looking for help in drugs, alcohol, violence, and gangs. From high school until last year I was in and out of jail. In 2012 while on crack I racked up 27 new charges. In jail I was so lost and broken I received Jesus through the help of a former hell’s angel. I was eventually released and after several failures I ended up here in Jacksonville.
The Purpose and Calling God has Given Me: God has used Teen Challenge to restore my relationship with Jesus and my family. He is showing me how to be a light that guides all nations to Him(Is 42:6) as well as help people who are still in bondage.
The ELP’s Impact on My Leadership: The ELP program has taught me about balance, boundaries, how to study God’s Word and hear His voice.