Mar 20, 2013

TCoT Alumni Testimony

Keith

It took me a little longer to get here than most, and it took me a little longer to graduate than most. I came to teen challenge on Nov, 18, 2011.

Hello.  My name is Keith.  Before coming to Teen Challenge I had been an out-of-control drinker and self-destructive for about 30 years.   I built myself up to potential great success, and then tore myself down with alcohol.  This happened several times.

Some might say I was hopeless.  I spent over eight years in prison due to alcohol.  My life was a total disaster.  I came to Teen Challenge with hopes of restoring my life, and my family.  While at Teen Challenge I developed a relationship with the Lord and lost that life-controlling desire to drink.  My relationship with my family is still in the process of being restored and is a work in progress.  At one point I wanted to quit, but rather than giving up, I chose to honor the commitment I made to God, myself, my family, and Teen Challenge.  God only knows how much I prayed that I had made the right choice.

The Word of God helped me through the process of finishing the race and the testing of my endurance, patience, faith, and so much more.  One scripture that I stood on was Hebrews 10:35-36 which says, ‘So, do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.  You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised.’

I am going to trust in His timing and not my own.  I thank God for bringing me to Teen Challenge and giving me the opportunity to become sober.

Keith has graduated from Teen Challenge of Texas and is now in the Re-entry program in Brenham, TX and doing great!