“Hi, my name is Amber. My earliest memory is accepting the Lord as my personal Savior. But my family was very dysfunctional. My older brother was very cruel to me and stole my innocence. My childhood left me feeling extremely angry and full of fear. I turned to eating disorders, self-mutilation, unhealthy relationships, and drugs. Life was a vicious cycle of success and failure.
In 2014, I had just walked out of my fourth program to get help. I asked my sister if I could stay with her and her husband, and they said “Yes, but only if I promised to enter the Teen Challenge program.” So I agreed.
Since entering Teen Challenge I have fallen in love with the Lord. I am finally comfortable in my own skin and free of all medications. I live for God’s presence and find true satisfaction in Him alone. Every day is an adventure and I am no longer afraid to embrace my dreams and passions. I am no longer afraid to be who God created me to be because I believe He loves me perfectly and He empowers me to love others. I know the Lord has got a plan for me and I cannot wait to see what the future holds. My mission in this life is to know Him and make His love known to others. I am attending college full-time, and by God’s grace last quarter got a 4.0 GPA. The classes I took qualified me for a position at a local group home for teenage girls. I got the job before the quarter was even over. My relationship with my family is better than I could have imagined. The Lord really does make all things new!
Thank you for supporting Teen Challenge and helping making a life of freedom possible for me and countless others. God bless you!”