“We are in the business of rewriting stories.”
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“If it weren’t for Teen Challenge, I’d be dead.”
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“I was an addict, now I’m a child of God.”
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These are some of the words said to me as I listened to the stories of Teen Challenge Chicago. This place is a lighthouse leading those lost in the sea of life out of the dark. One who is addicted to drugs, alcohol, pornography, or whatever it may be, is simply trying to find happiness in a purposeless life. Teen Challenge does more than just getting them to quit, it leads them to fulfillment by finding their place in the story God is telling. Over the past couple days, I captured a dozen interviews of men whose lives have been changed by God through Teen Challenge. What’s be done so far is great, but there’s more stories to be rewritten.
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In the weeks and months to come, I’ll be sharing these stories of Teen Challenge. My hope is not to just entertain you all for a few moments and allow you to move on with your life. Rather, the goal of these stories is to shift our society in a new direction, a calling to the adventure that is the battle against evil. You can refuse it, ignore it, but eventually you’ll have to answer.
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In whatever why you can, join us on the battle and in the adventure of life. Allow yourself to be brought out of whatever overwhelms you. Choose to fight with the weapons and skills God has given you. And bring the same hope you have to others. Together, we can make a real difference in this world. Are you with me?