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November 20, 2018 News

Spokane Campus

Spokane Men’s Center

  1. Our pumpkin patch was a success and we had many preschoolers from our local community come out and enjoy the festivities.
  2. We partnered with our neighbors at the West Prairie Village Mobile Home Park to put on a Harvest Party for the kids.  We had a chili cook-off, pumpkin carving, and pumpkin decorating.  It was a great way to build community.
  3. This year we participated at the community event called Hands Across the Falls where organizations came together to celebrate recovery.
  4. Our men sang Glorious Day by Passion at our 2018 Gala and people were on their feet inspired by the song and the testimony of our men.


Portland Metro Campus

We continue to build relationships with Churches in our area. We had the opportunity to attend Oregon City Presbyterian Church, as well as Estacada Community Fellowship, a church right down the street from our center.

We have a new sponsored student this month, his name is Daniel. He has been such an amazing addition to our Center.



Central Oregon Campus

Central Oregon Men’s Campus has connected with a mobile community clinic! This mobile clinic offers medical services to those in our community experiencing homelessness, family care, pediatrics, women’s health, medication assistance, care coordination, and support services. They will be at our location on 435 NE Burnside Ave, Bend OR 97701 in the apartment parking lot from 1:30-5:00pm on Mondays. This resource is available to those in our immediate community here in Bend and is a great way to help impact this neighborhood.


Tri-Cities Women’s Jail Outreach

What a wonderful time we had at the Tri-Cities Women’s Jail Outreach Volunteer Appreciation Brunch. We had delicious food at CG Public House, sharing by several women, gifts for each to choose and little spa bags with our traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas chocolates and a brand new, smoothly writing pen. Twenty one volunteers attended this annual event.

We included training as well and Gloria sang “Thank you For Giving to the Lord” rewritten to talk about the gratitude so many of our students feel toward our volunteers. Only a few of our volunteers have direct contact with our jails. Most of our women are the unseen hands that diligently work on literature and Bible studies and pray as others are more visible.  We are thankful for a team that serves together, prays together, and stands together in unity.



Seattle Campus

Mathew 28:19-20. 

“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you.”

Holy Spirit, stir up the memory of our death to sin, presented in the powerful picture of baptism, so that we may celebrate our new life in Christ. Amen.



Tri-Cities Campus

We were blessed with some great opportunities for the men to enjoy outings this month! They attended a Tri Cities Americans Hockey Game and The Jon Christ: Human Being Tour comedy show. We also held our first game night with board games and retro gaming consoles set up arcade style in the house. It was a blast! These types of outings are so important for our men to have balance in their lives and to look forward to all that a new life in Christ can be for them!

This month we also celebrated as 2 students completed the program and continued on as interns here at the local campus. Both men will live on site for the next year while enrolled in Teen Challenge Ministry Institute and have opportunities for hands on ministry with our students. We are grateful for their commitments and excited for what their futures hold!




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November 6, 2018 News

Graham Women’s Center

The ladies get to help at the local food bank every Tuesday, they help sort and give out food. The women love to give back to the community and help feed people in need! It is one of the highlights of their week.

We recently had our golf tournament. Thank you to all the sponsors, supporters and men who participated in making this a success. We really look forward to next year!

Bethany Christian Assembly came out and had lunch with the women. They come out once a year and we get to share testimony and all the amazing ways God is moving in these women’s lives. We also got to celebrate Helens birthday with her.

Student Testimony:
“Before coming to Teen Challenge I was living on the front steps of a church in Portland, Oregon. I was addicted to heroin and meth. Since I have been at the Graham women’s center I have reconnected with the lord and he is growing my faith every day, God is restoring my relationship with my dad who I haven’t talked to in 3 years and I am learning how to give back and I am  no longer a taker!” – Misty



Willamette Valley Men’s Center

Last weekend the Willamette Valley Campus of Adult & Teen Challenge hosted an Open House.  The purpose of the event was to invite past and current supporters, neighbors from the Shedd community and those who are wanting to find out more about our ministry.  During this event we promoted upcoming fundraiser events, shared the Director, Troy Cunningham’s vision for growth and direction, provided tours of the campus and answered any questions from attenders.  We were blessed with people signing up to volunteer in a variety of capacities, a group to start our monthly Prayer Team, and a new beginning of a Ladies Auxiliary.  We had a great turnout that will be fruitful.  Thank you to those who were able to join us.  It’s not too late to get involved.  Feel free to contact Troy directly at 541-491-1002 or troy.cunningham@teenchallengepnw.com.



Boise Girls Academy

We are so excited for our new property. We just finalized the paperwork and last week and the keys are in our hands. We will be able to increase our capacity from 20 students to 48. We have a lot of walls to paint and carpet to clean. We hope to move in to our new place in early November.

We baptized 9 students at Spiritual Emphasis this year. We also had a student who got baptized last Sunday.



Seattle Men’s Center

We are so thankful and excited for the three students who successfully completed our program recently. We have seen an extreme change in this three men. They are set up for success as they re-enter back into our communities. They are well connected to various resources that will help them and guide them on their journey to complete recovery and freedom in Christ. They are excited for a new beginning and a new life. We are truly Putting Hope Within Reach. All Praise, Honor, and Glory to God.



Tri-Cities Jail Outreach

As women begin to grow in their faith and trust in God, they need to fill their minds and hearts with His words. Using small Scripture verse cards is one way in which these words are right at women’s fingertips. We call them “Pass It On cards and women ask for the new ones each time we come in. They put these next to their coffee cup or use them as bookmarks for remembering special places in their new Bibles. These cards can also be earned for completing Bible studies designed to help character development and recovery from addiction so women’s faith is mirrored by their actions. How special it is to see, women walking away from the things that would have been impossible to resist before.



Central Oregon Men’s Center

With school back in session we have been active with our Stay Sharp presentations in the Central Oregon region. We have built a quite healthy reputation and now the local school district has approached us to speak with their student athletes who have been suspended for nicotine based vaping/Juul use. Unfortunately there are issues like that among the young people, still we are blessed to be able to aid in addressing these issues.



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September 26, 2018 News

Central Oregon Men’s Center

We’ve had the blessing and opportunity this last month to join Peak 7 and In His Wakes for fun outings this past month. Peak 7 is a faith-based non-profit that gives marginalized young people the opportunity to go on an adventure while using the outing to show God’s creation and Christ in ourselves. With Peak 7 we went river rafting down the Deschutes as well as a hike to a natural water slide. The trip was paired with a good bible message and fellowship together. In His Wakes is a ministry that seeks to show the life-changing power of Jesus Christ through water sports outings. This enabled our students the opportunity to go tubing, wake-boarding and water skiing. This empowered many of our students who didn’t believe they had the courage or skill to have fun on the water. Coupled with a powerful message about Christ getting us out of our comfort zones, we had a wonderful day.

One of the most important projects that I have been working on is the remodel of our current kitchen. 72 meals a day are cooked out of our basic family style kitchen and it’s in desperate need of updating & remodeling. The countertops have water damage and the cabinets are falling apart. We are planning on tearing the entire kitchen out to the studs and installing all new cabinets, flooring & appliances. This project is long overdue and we know it will make mealtimes more functional. My goal is to have this project done before the snow hits as we will have to cook on BBQ’s and use other facilities we have available to us. If you are able to come out and lend us a hand with the demo or flooring portion please reach out to me at jason.koland@tcpnw.com. Thanks for your continued support and by helping us Put Hope Within Reach.

Also a praise report for our 4 students who got baptized at Spiritual Emphasis 12. What a blessing it is to see these men make the public declaration of dying to their old selves and stepping into their new life as Christians.



Tri Cities Men’s Center

We were able to attend the annual Spiritual Emphasis event at Silver Lake Bible Camp in Medical Lake Washington with every Adult & Teen Challenge center in the PNW Region! What a blessing! This event came at a perfect time and many of our students experienced God in a new and more powerful way than they ever had before. Many received breakthroughs in areas they had been struggling with. As we came together with others and worshipped God, great things happened in our midst!

We celebrated and honored 4 of the men who graduated from the program this year! These 4 men were able to come for the festivities at Spiritual Emphasis and take part in the Sunday night graduation service.

4 students were baptized in commitment and obedience to God!



Seattle Men’s Center

Spiritual Emphasis 2018 was a pivotal point for many of the guys here at the Seattle Metro Campus. Like always the week leading up to Spiritual Emphasis was a struggle, so many spiritual attacks, the enemy did not want the guys to experience what God had in store for them. Once we got there though, amazing things happened, and God showed up! Worship this year was incredible because of the passion behind the worship leaders. The events and activities were fun as always. We had several guys fish and they said they had a blast because they caught so many.

The best part of the weekend for us was the baptisms. We had three gentlemen get baptized at Spiritual Emphasis. Seeing God mending broken lives and broken families is exactly why we do what we do here at Adult and Teen Challenge. God is so good and we here at the Seattle Metro Men’s campus were blessed by Spiritual Emphasis 2018.



Spokane Men’s Center

Spiritual Emphasis 2018 at Silver Lake was a fun yet powerful time.  Eight of our students were baptized and made public declarations of saying YES to Jesus!  It was a beautiful scene seeing some of our students families get out in the water with us during these sacred moments.   We also graduated seven students who have successfully completed their aftercare free from addiction and living to please the Lord.

Bragging rights!  Spokane Men’s Center took home the trophy for the annual volleyball tournament at Spiritual Emphasis 2018.  Who said clean and sober living cannot be fun!?



Eugene Women’s Center

This summer has wound down but our campus has been busy as ever! This has been a season of community outreach, focusing on going out, giving back and sharing hope. Our ladies are loving it! Eugene Women’s Campus was able to serve at Project Hope, a back to school fair for local children in need. We never knew our ladies were so gifted at face painting! And seeing the kids faces light up after seeing themselves in a mirror made a long day more than worth it. We’ve also been able to share our hope at Eugene Sunday Streets and multiple storefronts. All this serving has created a new fire in our ladies that we are excited to carry into the winter.




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September 11, 2018 News

Spiritual Emphasis 2018, Medical Lake, WA

This past weekend we held our 12th annual Spiritual Emphasis. We closed down all our centers in Washington, Oregon, Montana, and Idaho to spend a weekend together as a region and to celebrate all the Lord is doing in the Pacific Northwest. What weekend of rejuvenation and fellowship! Scroll through to see a few snapshots from this weekend.




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August 30, 2018 News

Seattle Men’s Center

What an amazing summer this year so far for Pacific Northwest Adult and Teen Challenge- Settle Campus and for the men in the program. We’ve enjoyed great weather and  fellowship with a community of faith this summer. “Who said recovery from addiction can’t be fun”. Here are some pictures of a day of fun free from drugs and alcohol.



Central Oregon Men’s Center

We just celebrated the graduation of one of our students who will transition into phase 5 as well as the completion of Brandon and Austin our phase 5 students who are going back into the community. These students going back into the community are both connected with local churches, doing ministry as youth group leaders and active in their respective congregations. Currently we are working to revamp our mentor-ship so that our students upon graduating and leading up to graduation will have a spiritual adviser who can offer mature guidance will decisions, relationships, and life after the Teen Challenge program. This will especially be helpful to our graduates who do not do the internship or phase 5 upon completion. Our Director and a vital volunteer of 8 years will be developing the mentor-ship method and manual for the betterment of our students.



Tri Cities Men’s Outreach

The men were able to celebrate the 4th of July at the Tri City Dust Devils baseball game with fireworks afterwards. Everyone had a blast!

A Family Weekend was held in July where over 30 staff, students and family members joined together in fellowship and worship through the scheduled activities over 3 days.

We celebrated with 2 students, Jake & Chris, who completed the program and moved onto the next step in their walk by continuing in the program as interns.



Willamette Valley Men’s Center

Each month the students, interns and staff of Willamette Valley Men’s Center are invited to attend the Men’s Breakfast at Willamette Community Church in Albany. Surrounded by other believers our students have the opportunity to fellowship, worship, hear a good message and eat a great breakfast. This month Michael D. was able to share his testimony and Executive Director Troy Cunningham was asked to share about Adult & Teen Challenge and how to get involved in volunteering at the center. We are reminded in Romans 1:12 (ESV) that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine. We left encouraged and blessed. Thank you Willamette Community Church for coming along side us in ministry.



Eugene Women’s Center

Celebrating our Students:
Chelsea completed her program and is staying to intern! We now have three interns at the Eugene Campus and new students joining us each week!

Celebrating our Supporters:
Our Open House was a great opportunity for supporters, sponsors, family and friends to tour our campus, meet staff and get involved on a personal level. We have been encouraged by all the support this month for our Rebuild the Well Project

Celebrating our volunteers:
Thankful for all our faithful volunteers in Hannah’s Helpers as well as celebrating this season of new faces and church groups joining Hannah’s Helpers! Excited to be kicking off the school year with our new mentoring program. Hannah’s Helpers are our heroes partnering with us to Put Hope Within Reach at Eugene Campus.



Portland Men’s Center

The gentlemen of our Portland Men’s Center helped out at Fish Fest. They hung out backstage and got to meet Danny Gockee, Jeremy Camp, and the Newsboys.



Tri-Cities Women’s Jail Ministry

Looking at this flower growing up through a crack in the concrete reminds us of some of the women we visit in jail. These women have asked Jesus to take over their lives and are beginning to grow strong and healthy from the inside out.  In spite of their background and difficult location, they come to God first each day and read His words in their new Bibles and pray, dedicating their day to Him. These women walk out the words of the Gospel in their lives, showing those around them who He is through their actions. Gossip, bullying others and revenge are replaced with positive words, compassion and forgiveness. They bring women with them to meet with us and say “Ask my roommate what happened this week,” and then we hear the story of how she led her into prayer to surrender her life to Jesus. “Can she have a Bible study now?” we are asked and, by God’s grace, the process begins again as this new believer learns how to share her faith. The light in her eyes pierces the darkness of a jail cell and puts hope within reach, one woman at a time.




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August 2, 2018 News

Willamette Valley Men’s Center

On July 28th, we held our 2nd Annual Adult & Teen Challenge Golf Tournament fundraiser for the Willamette Valley Men’s Campus.  Blessed by a gorgeous day on Mallard Creek Golf Course in Lebanon over 80 players came out for an 18-hole 4-person scramble.  Local businesses and donors provided goodie bags and raffle prizes to ensure no player would leave empty handed.

We are grateful to all the players, sponsors, volunteers and tournament host Mallard Creek.  We would like to thank our Title Sponsor RIST Group/Keller Williams and Corvallis Subaru for providing TWO hole-in-one cars.  We would also like to thank private donors for providing all of the beverages and snacks for the day keeping our players well hydrated and full on a 95 degree day.

A special thanks to:

Bliss Group of Huggins Insurance for being our Lunch Sponsor
Hope Church for being a Corporate Sponsor

And the following Tee & Hole Sponsors:

OSFC Choir
SNAP Fitness
Katie Enright/Farmers Insurance
Lewis Seed
Eagle Home Mortgage
Les Schwab
Eola Hills Legacy Vineyard
Re/Max Integrity / Delene Myers and Myers Construction
Guaranty Chevrolet & RV Super Centers
Sheet Metal Solutions
Hands of Mercy
May Trucking

It was a successful fundraiser bringing in more funds than last year. We are so blessed by your support of Adult & Teen Challenge to put Hope within Reach.  Looking forward to next year!



Portland Men’s Center

We have been building our relationship with the Oregon City DHS office and were recently invited to speak at their District meeting. It was an amazing opportunity to tell 50 DHS case workers and case managers about what we do and who Teen Challenge is. We also got an opportunity to network with other organizations in the area that provide services to people in need. 

We would like to acknowledge an amazing program supporter and volunteer Darin McCarthy. He has been involved with the Portland men’s center for about a year now and is always available to help in any way that we need. Darin and his wife recently opened their beautiful home, and pool, up to our guys and hosted an incredible spread and good times splashing around. 

We also have 2 men that have recently become sponsored students; Eban and Lee. Sponsored students must have completed phase three and demonstrated a commitment to to the program and to change through Christ.

We have a Graduation Coming the 1st of September. Damick A. will have completed his year and will be doing an internship with our center. This internship is geared to building leadership skills and also about learning all the different aspects of what we do at the center level. We are very excited to be a part of the next chapter of this amazing man’s life! God is so faithful! 




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July 26, 2018 News

Eugene Women’s Center

Our first Car Wash Fundraiser of the year was a huge success!

Thanks to our generous donors, and hardworking staff, interns, students and volunteers who washed cars to help put Hope within reach here in Eugene!



Willamette Valley Men’s Center

Today we were blessed with a visit from a youth choir who drove all the way from Fresno, California. This is a high school aged choir that travel up and down the west coast. We were fortunate enough to be able to hear them sing and share a few testimonies. One of our students was able to share his testimony during an intermission, relating to and showing them that redemption and forgiveness is real. It was inspiring to see the work God does through young people and hearing the talent the Lord has blessed them with.



Graham Women’s Center

We completed two ladies and celebrated with the families at a BBQ. Good job to Heidi who is an intern and Amanda who is doing Phase 5 and working full time. We are so proud of you ladies! I love connecting with families and hearing the thoughts. Most cannot believe the transformation and are so very grateful to have their daughter back. 

Every year we take the center camping at Mount Rainier. This year we decided to go in June instead of August and got some rain and cold weather. We pushed through and it turned out to be a great time. Most of our ladies had never been camping and loved every minute. Some of our ladies hiked about 17 miles over 3 days. We were grateful to have some fun in between work projects to enjoy the Pacific Northwest.

We put the fun in fundraising with our car washes this month. The women loved to connect with the community and putting hope within reach of every addict.



Central Oregon Men’s Outreach

Central Oregon has been doing dual opportunity events like storefronts and car washes that help raise awareness about Adult and Teen Challenge as well as help with funds and supplies. It always brings a smile to our faces when somebody comes up excited because Adult and Teen Challenge came to their Church, school, etc. There’s still much to smile about with people coming up who do not know ATC, they want to volunteer, donate, or get a loved one into the program. Just today I went to set up more dates and the store representative said “Oh yeah, you guys are great!” when previously we were unrecognizable. As we continue to spread awareness of our ministry we will be able to really put hope within reach of those who need it!



Seattle Men’s Center

We want to say Thank You to all our friends and family who made it possible for the Seattle Men’s Center to attend the Seattle Mariners game this past weekend. The guys had an amazing time enjoying the game together as a brotherhood. These times together are so important to their recovery, transformation, and reconciliation. 

THANK YOU!



Tri-Cities Men’s Outreach

Praise Reports

Dustin – 7 months
Over the last few months I’ve been able to start talking with my son a couple times a week. Recently we just got the capability to Skype each other. Seeing him and being able to talk to him that way has been a real blessing and helps a lot.

Don – 1 month
I’ve tried to get clean many times through the years but just keep getting tripped up by something. I’ve finally learned that my pride is the cause of my anger and addiction and am giving that over to God. I’m focusing everyday on doing just that.

Prayer Requests

Jake – 11 months
I’m completing in just a couple weeks and very much looking forward to taking the next step in my walk and continuing to learn by serving here. There are some anxieties with completing and stepping into a new role and I would appreciate prayer for that.

Mike – 3 months
I’ve been processing through some pretty heavy stuff this past month. I’m working on being able to express myself and work through my emotions. Prayer for complete spiritual breakthrough would be great.



Alaska Men’s Outreach

Maylan’s testimony:

Today I experienced street evangelism for the first time.  By God’s grace He used me.  I’ve been forever changed.

It was towards the end of the day and we started out with a conversation like normal and she stated that her boyfriend had just dropped her off there because he was going to go make some money and get a hotel. In conversation we started talking about God and what he has been doing for her. 

I asked her if I could share my testimony about where I’ve been and what god has done for me. She said yes.  I explained to her that I’ve had this void in my heart that I’ve been searching to get filled through different women, drugs, and alcohol. But the more I pursued fleshly desires to fill my void in my heart the bigger the void got and the more pain I felt. I would give everything I was as a person in relationships just to fill my void and feel wanted, needed, and loved. 

Then I asked her a question, in the end what do you think I got out of these relationships pursuing fleshly desires? I told her nothing just more pain and misery. No matter what I did and how hard I tried I always ended up losing more of the person I was. This is because my eyes were not on the lord but on what I thought I needed to fill my void. The woman started to break down and say this is exactly what she is going through. 

I asked about many things in her life for over twenty minutes.  I opened the Bible with her and I stated that whenever we are in the bible we are on holy ground. I explained to her that the time for salvation is now. Not tomorrow, not next week, but now. Then I asked her if she had ever accepted Jesus into her heart and she stalled and finally said that she prays daily. So I asked her again if she has every excepted Jesus into her heart she got quiet again.  A few seconds went by and I asked her if I could lead her in prayer to open up her heart to Jesus and except him into her heart.          

SHE SAID YES !!!! With the grace of God we prayed and on June 20, 2018 she was born again because of Jesus Christ.   She professed to him that she was a sinner and she believes that Jesus Christ was real and that he died on the cross for our sins and rose again 3 days later.  

She was beaming and said she felt a change from the inside that she couldn’t explain. That was an enormous difference from the sadness and hopelessness forty minutes earlier.  She was changed, and I was too!


Tri-Cities Women’s Jail Outreach

It is always exciting to find out “the rest of the story” after a woman leaves one of our jails. While Kathy was shopping for flowers in the back of a floral shop, one of the floral designers called her name and said, “Remember me? We saw each other in jail. I was in both the Franklin Co and the Benton Co jails about 15 years ago. I put into practice the things you taught me and see where I am now! It was hard work but now I have a good job and my family can trust me.”   She told Kathy how much our Bible study groups meant to her and said that she still has the corrected study booklets and her certificates. She is attending a local church and is the loving grandmother of 15 grandchildren. Our jails prohibit us from using identifying photos or names due to confidentiality agreements but we can share these redeemed hands creating beauty instead of damage and sadness. What amazing grace!




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July 3, 2018 News

Eugene Women’s Center

The ladies celebrated Father’s Day by attending our local home church where they enjoyed a wonderful worship service and afterwards got to pet horses, learn line dancing, and ride a bull! One of the highlights from the day was their visits and phone calls with their fathers. Several ladies said their dads told them for the first time in a long time they were proud of them. One lady said her dad said this was the best father’s day gift. God is definitely restoring lives and relationships here!



Tri-Cities Men’s Center

The 1st Annual Golf Tournament was held at Sun Willows Golf Course on the 16th of June. It was a great kickoff for the event!

We began a dorm and living space reconfiguration to help us accommodate more students. We plan to be complete mid-July! This reconfiguration will allow us to increase the capacity of men we can serve from 13 to 18.

We have had four new students come into the program this month and we are very excited about the group of men in the program and the progress they are making!

We are selling cherries to help raise funds for our annual trip to Spiritual Emphasis in Medical Lake this September!

Rainier Cherries – $4 per lb or 3 lb for $10
Bing Cherries – $2 per lb

Give us a call at 509-547-2389 or stop by the TC Resale and Donation Center! Donations are also welcome!



Alaska Men’s Center

Our Alaska center has begun going out every Wednesday and Sunday to minister the homeless and low income. To date there has been at least one first-time decision for Christ each time.  We celebrate not only those who have been born again, but the fact that our students who go out have been transformed too.

The truth of it is, we have not completed our task with our students in the program until we have done everything possible to see that they are missional Christians. It is not enough to make sure they’ve studied being missional, heard sermons about being missional, or taken a Bible test about what it means to be missional as important as all of that is. Students must be actively missional. They must incarnate as a matter of life-style Jesus’ words that “you shall be my witness.”  That is not a statement of doing that is a statement of being.  An identity statement.  And our discipleship job is not done with the students until we see that evidence in real and tangible ways.  Further, as a ministry we are engaged in unfinished business until we meaningfully represent the Great Commission in an ongoing way.  Teen Challenge is a Great Commission ministry. We are a mission’s organization to addicts. We evangelize and disciple– that and only that is Teen Challenge. We never choose between evangelism and discipleship!  It is “both and.” 

We look forward to the near future when we have a city bus converted into a rolling Teen Challenge Phase II Crisis Center roaming the harder areas of Anchorage where people need the love and hope of Jesus Christ.

AKO student Nick’s testimony:

There is no way I could ever have foreseen or believed the situation I found myself in last week with a drug dealer. Sitting next to the guy he was loaded with the heroin I once so deeply craved.  There was a time not that long ago when he would’ve been holding my entire world in his pockets, a world that was delivered to me by a syringe. I noticed right away I had no urge, only fear that I would.

What desire I did have was a need to pray for and with this man. Just moments before he had walked up and flashed the bundle of cash and heroin. For the first time I declined. He sat next to me confused. He glanced at the women on the corner and his bundle and said, “You mean you don’t need anything? No girls no dope.” I replied “no sir.”

He looked at the mural we had had been drawing on the sidewalk, a figure kneeling before a cross, my fellow TC student Maylan was finishing writing the verse. The dealer looked back at me and asked, “Then what are you doing out here?” I said, I am offering hope. He stared at the mural again. He offered, “It has been a long time since I went to church.” I said, we are in church right now, Jesus loves you, and you can tell that this moment was planned in Heaven, for this moment to tell you Jesus loves you. A drug dealer started to cry in public.  I asked him if we could pray, and we prayed a long and powerful prayer.  It completely changed me, I don’t know about him.  Jesus had brought me back to the same streets that I was an addict on, to pray for the life and love of a man trying to make a drug deal.  

For me I know longer crave heroin, I am learning to crave Jesus more and more. I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18.



Portland Men’s Center

As summer is now here we find ways for our guys to “blow off some steam”. One of our favorite ways is to go hiking. Fortunately for us the Estacada area is rich with amazing hiking opportunities. These pictures are just a few of our guys enjoying the beauty and majesty of God’s creation, the Pup Creek Falls Hiking Trail. Obviously these gentlemen do not shy away from a photo opportunity! God is so Good!!



Seattle Men’s Center

Greetings,

We are working hard this year cleaning the Seattle campus, cleaning the pool and grounds maintenance/landscaping. So far we have had good weather in our favor. Friends, we need your help. We need tools and supplies. Below is a short list of the tools and supplies needed. Please help us to keep our center clean and beautiful!

1. Decorative Bark (mulch)
2. Leaf rakes
3. Shovels
4. Leaf blowers
5. Working Lawnmowers
6. Weed Trimmers
7 Gardening hand tools
8. Wheelbarrow
9. Pool Chemicals
10. Pool cleaning tools and supplies



Willamette Valley Men’s Center

These guys work so hard every day working on changing their lives. We decided to treat them to a day at the beach, and God blessed us with a beautiful 70 degree day. Guys got to spend the whole day enjoying God’s creation. We are blessed to have such a great bunch of guys, this day was much needed. Thank you Lord for your blessings.



Spokane Men’s Center

Thanks to our generous donor’s the Spokane Men’s Center has a new van!  A 2017 Ford Transit.

We are 2/3’s the way done with our dorm upgrade project which includes new luxury tile flooring, closets and beds.

Here we are sharing our services at the Airway Height’s Health and Wellness fair



Tri-Cities Women’s Jail Outreach

We had a special surprise this week when one of our local women came to visit family. She graduated from the Graham campus last year and currently is at a Teen Challenge Ministry Institute in another region. We are so proud of her! Your prayers covered her in past years before her recovery while she was in dangerous situations on the streets. The Graham campus taught her how to walk in freedom and peace. Now she is in training to help other women find hope in Christ and discover the way to exit their painful and destructive lifestyles. We are  in the jails and on the streets of the Tri-Cities, offering hope to all who hear our voices. This week, we are mailing and emailing “A Door of Hope” to over 600 women in the region and to prisons across the country. We write a note of encouragement on each one. Won’t you help us put hope within reach?





June 19, 2018 News

Montana Women’s Center

Welcome Cheryl, the new Missoula Director!

Cheryl began her career in ministry working with women in abortion recovery and leading Bible studies in Sacramento, California. Sometime after moving to Missoula, Montana in 2005 she began work as an office manager for New Hope Christian Fellowship where she became an assistant pastor licensed with the International Foursquare Church and in 2014 received her ordination. While working for New Hope, she earned an advanced degree in Biblical Counseling.  She joined Pacific NW Adult & Teen Challenge in 2015 as a Program Coordinator for a year. She has spent the last two years as a volunteer pastoral counselor with Elevate Church and in her own private pastoral counseling practice. She and her husband just celebrated their 20-year wedding anniversary.

They have two sons — one college-bound to the University of Montana and the other entering high school. Cheryl enjoys reading, gardening and recreating on the abundant hiking trails and rivers in and around Missoula.  She is passionate about helping others experience lasting, powerful transformation in their lives through the power of Jesus.  She considers it an honor to be able to participate in the work God is doing in the lives of the students at the Missoula Campus and is excited to see God move in the ministry of Adult and Teen Challenge PNW and the community of Missoula.



Portland Men’s Center

We had a very successful garage sale and the work program is up and running. We have one company that is hiring the guys on a regular basis, All Pro Metro Services. They do window washing and pressure washing.

The center is planning a huge car wash this weekend to coincide with the Estacada annual vintage outdoor market and farmers market being held across the street from our center.



Willamette Valley Men’s Center

The Willamette Valley Men’s Center recently completed an entire Dorm Room Renovation Project.  Our dorm rooms were in disrepair causing safety and health issues.  In partnership with Willamette Community Church, Mid-Valley Women of Christ and private donors we raised the funds needed to gut the old dorms completely.  We burned the old broken beds, repaired walls, and replaced trim, added fresh paint and brand new metal bunk beds.  The students were able to move back into the new dorms on Sunday, June 3rd and are excited and happy.  Thank you to our local partners and donors for making this possible.  And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. (Phil.4:19)



Central Oregon Men’s Center

Central Oregon Men’s Campus has been blessed with coming to churches that are welcoming us into their doors for the first time. This year so far we have six itinerations with new churches. It is exciting to be welcomed into a new church home and to expand the Adult and Teen Challenge community here in Central Oregon. Every time we meet new people who want to partner with the ministry or know someone who needs our program.

At the center, we have been working on the community aspect of the program with outings every Sunday after Church. Central Oregon is full of natural wonders so we’ve had the opportunity to go hiking, fishing, and swimming all around the region. These outings are great to cultivate the brotherhood and fellowship aspects of the program.



Seattle Men’s Center

We had so much fun on Saturday, May 19th washing cars to raise funds for the ministry. Please come to support PNW Adult and Teen Challenge and help us Put Hope Within Reach. Our next Car Wash will be on Saturday, June 23rd, and two others on Saturday, July 14th and Saturday, August 25th. We will be washing cars at Kent Christian Center in Kent WA. The address is  9440 Canyon Dr, Kent, WA 98030 and the time is from 10 AM – 4 PM. Come out, get your car washed, tell all your friends and family, and help support a good cause.



Tri-Cities Men’s Center

Praise Reports

Brandon – 2 months into his program at Tri-Cities

“I previously spent time in another Teen Challenge location but left early. I had no peace in my life from the time that I left until the time I came back. I’m grateful for this center and some of the differences here and am looking to get close to God! My girlfriend is going through the program at a different center also and I’m really grateful for what God is doing in this whole season.”

Jake – 10 months into his program at Tri-Cities

“I’m nearing completion of the program on July 13th and feel like I’ve really broken through the last 2 months or so. I have applied for and been accepted to do an internship here at the center. I’m super excited to take a new step and continue to learn and grow while serving the men here in the program. This place has become home for me.”



Boise Girls Academy

We have been abundantly blessed by our community lately. We were the recipient of a backyard makeover. We now have a nice backyard. The girls helped lay 28,000 square feet of sod. We also have a new fire pit, fresh stain on the deck, fence completion, new sprinkler system. We still have people from the community asking to do more. We are grateful for all that has been done and given, but also excited to see what God does next through our new friends and donors.



Tri-Cities Women’s Jail Outreach

What a thrill it was for Kathy to have the honor to release a Red Tailed hawk recently. It had been badly burned in a wildfire near Ellensburg and was healed and rehabilitated by a local wild bird rescue organization. How much more are we excited to see transformed women, full of God’s love and growing in their new faith released from jail back into their communities. Not only have many found a new way of life, but they have also learned how to grow in faith and recovery skills on the inside to be ready for the outside.

Now that’s a release into true freedom!



Eugene Women’s Center

We have a new Executive Director and Outreach Coordinator at Eugene Women’s Campus!

Meet our new Executive Director, Charity Bray and new Outreach Coordinator, Scott Bray.

Charity is a born and raised Oregonian. After 12 years of children’s ministry in Oregon, Charity had the opportunity to join our Pacific Northwest  Adult and Teen Challenge family. Almost four years later she has assistant managed two of our TC Resale and Donation Centers and served at the regional office in as the Student Sponsorship Specialist. Not long after joining the regional office, God called her to step out in faith and take on the role of Executive Director of Eugene Women’s Campus. God is so cool because not only does she get to work with her husband Scott, she feels God has gifted her with the unique talents and perspective to lead the women and women with children at our campus.

Scott is from Tucson, Arizona.  He is a successful Illusionist and has used his incredible skills all over the world. Scott went through Teen Challenge in 2005 with a drug and alcohol addiction. In 2007 Scott made his way out to Oregon to attend the the Teen Challenge Ministry Institute and in 2008 he married Charity. Scott has been a part of our Teen Challenge family since 2012 when he helped pioneer the Student Sponsorship Program.  Several years later Scott stepped into the role of TCMI Director overseeing our Interns across the Pacific Northwest.  At the beginning of this year Scott filled a need as the Outreach Coordinator at the Portland Metro Men’s Campus and and now Scott is joining the Eugene Women’s Campus team as the Outreach Coordinator.

Our most recent Itineration at College United Methodist church was such a blessing! Not only did our ladies get to share the truth of what Jesus is doing in their lives, the church blessed us with lunch and much appreciated food and supplies for our center.





May 31, 2018 News

Montana Women’s Center

This month we say goodbye to our Executive Director, Jan Henderson but not without a much deserved going away party.  The girls of the program got together and did the “Do it Again” spoken word… It always moves Jan to tears, as she is moving us to tears with her leaving, but we are thrilled for her. 

One of our students was baptized this last Sunday at Zootown Church. It was a spur of the moment decision that she will cherish for a lifetime!  

In this last month we have had an intern graduate and three new women enter the program. They have all fit right in like they have been here forever! We are getting a new student as I write this right now. That will bring our total to TEN GIRLS!  We had only four at Christmas so things are happening fast AND girls are staying and really getting that this really IS God’s perfect will for them right now!!



Eugene Women’s Center

We recently were able to celebrate the completion of two students! Lauren moved to Idaho to finish school and Sydney has decided to stay on and intern here at our Eugene center! We are so excited to see how God continues to use these two women to spread the Word.

Brownsville Assembly of God blessed our campus with a work day. The youth group and members from their congregation came to serve. Grass was mowed, limbs were cut, porches were mended and friends were made. Such a fun day that will not soon be forgotten. Our campus looks amazing!



Willamette Valley Men’s Center

This month Willamette Community Church hosted a Daddy Daughter Date Night and invited the fathers of Teen Challenge to attend. Those of us blessed with daughters got dressed up and had the opportunity to go show their daughters how to be treated on a date. This was great opportunity for the guys to spend some good quality time with their daughters. The Shedd campus also catered the event which allowed our guys a chance to help serve as well. There was great music, games to play with our girls, a craft area to remember the evening, and of course dancing. We had an amazing evening and we were grateful for the opportunity to spend one on one time with our daughters.



Graham Women’s Center

Student Spotlight: Maggie Mae has been homeless living in her car for 2 years- she is here going on her 2nd month and thriving! she’s learning to lean on God and is getting the chance to reconnect with her daughters!

Our Graham Women’s Center had a great turnout for our banquet! We had a live auction, dessert dash, and so much more. 4 ladies had the opportunity to share their Truths & Realities presentations. We had 3 ladies that had previously graduated in the years past, share their testimonies. Overall it was an awesome evening! 



Seattle Men’s Center

Dear Friends,

We invite you to our annual Pacific Northwest Adult and Teen Challenge Banquet with a live/silent auction held this year at the Renton Pavilion Center 233 Burnett Ave S. Renton WA 98057 on Saturday June 2nd, 2018 @ 5:00 PM.

The goal of our event is to celebrate the ministry of Pacific Northwest Adult and Teen Challenge, and the transformation of the lives of its current students through the redeeming power of Jesus Christ. Our financial needs will be met by God through sponsors like you who understand helping to change one life brings exponential change, as their lives tough others. Your generous giving and support will have a huge impact on current and future students, as well as advancing the Kingdom of God in our local communities. Together we can see God work miracles in the lives of the broken and hurting people through the power of His Love.



Tri-Cities Women’s Jail Outreach

Did you know that Tri-Cities Women’s Jail Outreach is able to send and receive mail from jails, prisons and communities across the United States? Our correspondence team distributes over 800 copies of each issue of our newsletter,  Door of Hope, to help women grow in their faith. We share success stories, letters to the editor and arrange to send correspondence Bible studies to women who request them.

 We received this letter recently “Having a pen pal is more valuable to me than anything else. A sister in Christ will be so much more supportive than an old using friend from the streets. Is there someone there that can write to me?” Our volunteer, Jo, has already begun a letter to her and will write regularly to help her grow strong in her new life. Thank you for your gifts that help us put mail in the hands of women eager to make a change.



Central Oregon Men’s Center

Our Spring Banquet had 200 guests that came out to support the ministry. We organized tables in a way that each table had a student to interact with, sharing their stories of transformation and restoration. The evening had a silent auction with many fun gift baskets, artwork, and local favorites. Our focus this year was on the work Jesus is doing in this ministry, the transformation of the hearts of our students. We shared our vision for the future and the direction God is taking us with the expansion of our bed capacity from 24 to 36, allowing us to put hope within reach of more men. Another praise report would be a $1,500 grant for Stay Sharp supplies through Community 101 at Ridgeview High School, one of the schools where we’ve had the opportunity make a difference with our Stay Sharp presentations.



Tri-Cities Men’s Center

Ready to break out the golf clubs? Our 1st Annual Golf Tournament is on Saturday, June 16th at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco. The tournament will be a 4 man scramble format starting at 8:00 am!

Fees are $125 per player or $500 for a team of 4.

Click the link below to register your team!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/1st-annual-adult-teen-challenge-golf-tournament-tickets-45457695190?aff=erelexpmlt




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