I grew up in a Christian household with my step father who always treated me very differently. It got to the point to where I was always trying to meet his unrealistic standards. While I was trying so hard to get the attention of my step-father, I went to college, which led me into experimenting with drugs. This ultimately turned into a full blown drug addiction. I finally realized I was abusing drugs to numb the pain of never getting love from my father. I am here at Teen Challenge so I can learn how to receive love from others as well as from my Heavenly Father. If it weren’t for a couple of Teen Challenge students going around from door to door in my neighborhood sharing their testimonies, I would still be searching for a place to get the healing I need, as well as a true relationship with God.
Favorite Scripture: Lamentations 3:22-23 Because of the Lords great love we are not consumed, for his compassion never fails. They are new every morning; Great is your faithfulness.