Thank you for remaining so faithful to the mission of Adult & Teen Challenge in 2020. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Willamette Valley Campus family to yours!
A message from our Campus Director
Thank you for remaining so faithful to the mission of Adult & Teen Challenge. As addiction rates continue to soar through this challenging year, we have been able to reach more people just like Xavier who have found powerful transformation and freedom in Jesus.
Xavier came through the doors of Adult & Teen Challenge broken and lost. His parents divorced when he was six, leaving Xavier to be raised by foster parents. He quickly became immersed in gang activity, inevitably leading Xavier into a life of violence
and incarceration. After a seven-year prison sentence, Xavier was released back into the same world without hope and drowning in addiction. Living the only life he knew, Xavier once again found himself back in jail.
Jesus met Xavier in a courtroom as he awaited the sentencing. He took a deep breath, lowered his head and whispered a prayer before the judge would surely send him back to prison. Against all odds, the judge gave Xavier the opportunity to attend Adult & Teen Challenge instead of more prison time. Stunned, Xavier looked up at his lawyer, with tears in his eyes and said, “I feel like God was here.” With that newfound faith, Xavier came into Adult & Teen Challenge hungry to know the same God who had shown him grace and mercy in that courtroom.
That hunger grew over the next twelve months as Xavier felt God moving and blessing him daily. Xavier has completed Adult & Teen Challenge and is excited to follow God’s call into ministry as he begins a job with Seed of Faith in Salem, Oregon.
There are so many just like Xavier in our community who need to know this same love of God. Because of the support you have already provided, we have been able to serve over 600 men, women and adolescents through our residential programs in 2020. Our campus has set a year end fundraising goal of $30,000. As you consider end of year giving, I am asking you to put your strongest gift towards our goal. Your provision ensures that we are able to start 2021 strong and continue serving the men of our community just like Xavier, who need to have a safe place to experience Jesus. Every penny counts as we finish this year of trials with absolute faith and hope in our glorious Lord and Savior.
Again, thank you for your continued faithfulness in Helping us Put Hope Within Reach!
Executive Director — Willamette Valley Campus
6902 SE Lake Rd Ste 300
Milwaukie, OR 97267