01 Dec 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 be successful; such as trying to go to college while I was still getting high, which did not last very long. Growing up I never went to church, so you may be wondering how I ended up in a Christian program like Teen Challenge. Well, I had gotten into some legal trouble and was facing more jail time than I wanted to do. I started looking for alternatives and when my lawyer told me about Teen Challenge I jumped on it right away. I didn’t care what it was; anything to get me out of having to do more jail time. At that moment I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Unfortunately, I still had to do the jail time and the judge court ordered me to the program.
On the way here I was honestly terrified because I didn’t know what to expect. But when I got here, everyone was very welcoming and they slowly began to teach me what it meant to be a Christian. At first, it was pretty overwhelming but I’ve grown into it and I’ve learned so much!
God has revealed Himself to me in many ways but above all He has given me a hope for the future that I’ve never had before. Now, I still have a ton to learn and to work on (and it won’t be easy) but I’m confident that when my time comes to graduate this program I will be able to give you a testimony on how God has changed my life forever.
“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the Glory that is to be revealed to us.”
We pray that Brad’s story encouraged you in your own personal life and walk with Jesus Christ!