Autumn 2021 appeal letter

Teen Challenge SA relies heavily on donations within the church and the community. Please consider supporting us today. All donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible. Donate here.

Stirring waters

Do you sometimes just know that you know something is going to happen? You cannot explain it; you don’t even know what it is. You know that you know.

In the Bible, there is a story about a disabled man at the Pool of Bethesda. He waited for the stirring of the waters so that he could receive healing (John 5:2–5). Do you think that the person knew that something was going to happen that day? We will never know, but we do know that he was anxious to see the waters stir.

When he did see the waters stir, he was too late, because no-one was there to help him.

Teen Challenge SA believes that there is currently a stirring of the waters. Something is changing in the atmosphere. Things are going to change; people will experience healing. But some people may miss out because there is no-one there to guide or get them close to where the real healing takes place – not in the pool but with Jesus (John 5:8,9).

When God brings revival to our state, many will be convicted to get their lives right – those most crippled by drug, alcohol and substance abuse. Churches are generally not equipped to help such people – the ones sitting at the side of the pool!

Many of these people will come to Teen Challenge SA for help. And Teen Challenge SA, with your help, will be there to introduce them to Jesus.

Teen Challenge SA is now settling into a bigger, newer facility so we can help more people (you can read more about this on the next page). I just know that I know.

The waters are stirring. I have a sense of urgency for Teen Challenge SA to get ready and prepare for an outpouring of God’s grace. This will lead to a desire for broken people to get their lives right. And Teen Challenge SA can only do that with your generous financial support.

Blunt but true.

They are people like Cailan, who recently said: ‘All these substances took their toll, and I soon started to get admitted to hospital regularly with serious mental health concerns.’

Cailan managed to find his way to Teen Challenge SA. Because people just like you and me previously invested in Teen Challenge SA enabling it to function, Cailan now says, ‘Christ now lives in me, and every day I wake up with hope and love in my heart. I can only thank God and the ministry of Teen Challenge SA for this’.

This is a challenging period for Teen Challenge SA, where funds are needed to establish our new facility, and funds are also needed to provide essential programs that help Cailan.

What can I say? Your financial support makes a massive difference.

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Graham Ross

‘As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart’ (Proverbs 27:19)