HE MADE ME ABLE
I was someone that was short tempered, always living on a short fuse and hurting people around me with either my words or by using my fists. I had a speech impediment and was teased a lot. so instead of trying to talk to get my point across, I would express my anger and frustration through fighting and bullying others. Teen Challenge introduced Jesus to me. By getting to know Jesus, I found everlasting peace to keep me patient and still when others try to provoke me. He showed and gave me love that would help me overcome the pain and hurt. Jesus healed me from the speech impediment I had. Now, I am able to speak with clarity and boldness to others, now using Words that give Life and Hope. Jesus set me free and He can do the same for you. Experience Him today.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has gone, behold, all things are made new.
FORGIVEN TO FORGIVE
My mom left me when I was only 5 years old. I never saw her again. I grew up with a lot of unanswered questions. I blamed myself for my mom leaving us, and it led up to bitterness, hate, and unforgiveness. When I reached my early teen years, I took up the role of being a troublemaker in school and anywhere I went. My family had a hard time with me and it came to the point where they just had enough and wanted to give up on me. I attended a Teen Challenge Freedom Night, not knowing that this would be a turning point for my life. I can truly say that Jesus saved me from myself and restored back to me the relationship with my family. I have made amends and forgiven my mom, hoping she will find Christ as her Savior too. He replaced my weaknesses with His Unconditional Love, which was enough for me to want to change my ways and help other youth find Hope, just as someone helped me. If God made a way for me, He can do the same for you. Accept Jesus today. I guarantee that it will be the best decision you've ever made in your life!
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.