Author: Justin Franich

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Miranda's Story Hi!  My name is Miranda.  I’m 23 years old and moved to Virginia from Tucson, Arizona.  When I first came to Teen Challenge I did not believe in God.  I was thoroughly convinced this was not the place for me and there was absolutely...

Kyle's Story My name is Kyle and I am from Fairfax, Virginia. I have been battling drug addiction most of my life. I had plenty of opportunities to excel in life, but instead I continued to make the wrong decisions and my drug use always got...

Emma's Story My name is Emma.  I’m 25 years old from Martinsburg, WV.  When I came into this program I was a complete mess.  I was so lost, so confused and so utterly broken.  I didn’t think I needed God or any help for that matter. ...

Kailah's Story My name is Kailah Temperance Lewin.  I’m 24 years old, born in Trenton, New Jersey but grew up in Virginia.  This is my story.  This life I have been given could be seen as many things.  Some people may even say unfair, tragic, broken,...

Nathan's Story I came to Teen Challenge a broken, beaten down, spiritually dead, physical disaster that was so depressed that at times I wanted to no longer be living. In those moments, the pain and shame, guilt and regret were so utterly and completely overwhelming that...

Brad's Story My name is Brad.  I’m 20 years old and from Warrenton, VA.  Prior to coming to Teen Challenge I always thought that I could do what I was supposed to do and do what I wanted to do at the sam time and still...

Amos's Story My name is Amos and I am a 37 year old “addict” working towards a better life through the Lord Jesus Christ. I am always hoping and praying for that better future, but I seem to catch myself being stuck in the darkness a...

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How to Renew Your Hope After Losing It: Part Two 3 Practical Applications Hope is so important to human life. Along with faith and love, it is the oxygen of the human soul. With it, we can overcome any obstacle. Without it, even simple tasks in life...

How to Renew Your Hope After Losing It: Part One 3 General Principals Hope is one of three things that lasts forever (1 Corinthians 13:13). But that doesn’t mean our hopes are always fulfilled. In fact, they can often be let down. And when that happens, we can be...