We have “Raised the Roof” on the old dining area and are almost ready to officially move into our new Commercial Kitchen and Dining area. Our hearts are filled with anticipation as we put the finishing touches in place to pass the building inspection that will license us to put to use the opportunity that God has given us.

Cadence and Mom

Cadence (my three-year old daughter) and I were outside looking at the sunset and talking about the crickets. Cadence started crying and said, “Mom, I want Jesus to come down from Heaven.” I answered “He will someday.”  She said “I want him to protect me from the wolves.”  I replied “Honey, he will.”

Well, so far this year has been great! We have seen a total of ten student interns graduate from Teen Challenge Ministry Institute this year.

Before I came to Teen Challenge, I felt trapped in the pit of addiction that I did not think was possible to get out of. I came to the point where I did not know how to function sober. I even chose drugs over my own beautiful daughter. I was stuck in Satan’s lies and deception for far too long.

Before coming to Teen Challenge I was completely out of control. I had lost my son to the state due to a long drug addiction. I was a broken woman, completely in bondage, full of guilt and shame. I didn’t think I could be loved by anyone–least of all the Creator of our universe.

I had been hiding from God for over 3 years–using meth and pills to mask the pain of a marriage gone wrong and the feelings of why I wasn't good enough. I had been to three treatment centers before Teen Challenge, and I still kept using.

Listen as Stevee tells her inspiring story of how she found freedom in Christ.

Terrance Nelson

My name is Terrance Nelson. I am twenty-six years old, and I completed the Teen Challenge program in January of 2011. February of 2011 is when I began my internship. During my program and internship I've been stretched. From the internship being extended from six months to one year and adding TCMI. At first I was nervous, but determined...


My name is Jeff Shindler. Almost three years ago I decided I couldn’t keep living the way I was. I had been living as an addict for twenty-five years, with the last five years being homeless. I lived under bridges, in fields in a tent, and sometimes under a bush in the park or beside an abandoned building. I did this between three different states, Reno, Nevada, Sacramento and Redding, California and Salem, Albany, Cottage Grove and Eugene, Oregon.

Jill writes...

Teen Challenge has been a blessing to our family in our darkest moments. We are an average middle class family raising our kids in a Christian home and going to church every Sunday.