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Teen Challenge coming to Calvary Baptist
Tyler County Booster - May 2009
Teen Challenge will be coming to the Calvary Baptist Church in Woodville this Sunday, May 3. Come and hear their dynamic presentation of testimonies and song. The service will be at 11 a.m and everyone is invited. A potluck meal will follow the service. Teen Challenge is one of the oldest, largest and most successful programs of its kind in the world. Established in 1958 by David Wilkerson, Teen Challenge has grown to more than 170 centers in the United States. If you would like to know the story of how Teen Challenge started as told in the book “The Cross and the Switchblade.” According to the 2002 National Survey on Drug Use, an estimated 7.7 million individuals age 12 or older were in need of care for an illicit drug problem. Furthermore, an estimated 18.6 million persons age 12 or older were in need of assistance for an alcohol problem.
Teen Challenge has responded with action to statistics like these. Providing residential and non-residential care for thousands of men and women seeking freedom from life-controlling problems, Teen Challenge has become their answer. In the process of breaking down the addiction cycle, Teen Challenge has become a solution to the addiction crisis. Teen Challenge is known throughout the world for providing successful recovery programs Several United States presidents such as Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush have voiced their appreciation for the unique work of Teen Challenge. Teen Challenge is structured to allow flexibility in meeting the needs of those whose lives have been shattered by addictions. Where residential care is needed, Teen Challenge offers a well-developed, multi-phased discipleship training program.
Teen Challenge also provides extensive non-residential assistance through personal and group sessions. Prevention programs are provided to thousands each year through public school assemblies and church meetings. Please make plans to join Teen Challenge this Sunday, May 3rd at 11:00 am to here the dynamic testimonies of those whose lives are being changed by the gospel of Jesus Christ. For more information, contact pastor Grady Arnold at 377-0653.