Donnie L.

I was raised with my two siblings and both of my parents. I developed disruptive behaviors throughout middle and high school and dropped out. My addiction began after serving six years in prison at 19 years old. I began to have drinking issues which led to the bondages of addiction to drugs. I used drugs to isolate myself from my shame and guilt. I was committing crimes to support my habit. The law and consequences soon caught up to me, my family bonded me out and we found Teen Challenge. I am here to honor God’s restoration process and hopefully gain His favor for my obedience to His will. I hope to find endless blessing as evidence of God’s work within me.