TESTIMONIALS

Darren’s story

The turning point After finishing the Living Free program, Darren is now giving back as an intern. Here is his story … I often hear stories of how people’s horrible childhoods and home lives were what got them into drugs. I can’t say the same for me. I came from a loving, caring and stable…

Steve’s story

The prayer of an addict Steve’s story is characterised by crime, heavy drinking, drug use and disease, which imposed a spiritual blackout over his life. But since coming to Teen Challenge SA, he is learning a new way to live. My dad walked out when I was three years old. This left my mum to…

Simon’s story

Stepping into a new life Simon will complete the 12-month Living Free program in April 2018. Read his reflections on his life and his time at Teen Challenge SA. I’m here at Teen Challenge SA to give myself and my children a new life and a new beginning. If I continued on the way I…

Adam’s story

Building solid foundations Read about how God has rebuilt Adam’s life through the Living Free program. I had a childhood of domestic violence and I was beaten by my stepmother. Both my parents played loosely with the law, so drugs and criminal activity became normalised. Lots of my family members grew marijuana, and at 15…

Mady’s Story

Please note that we no longer have a women’s program. Hope after failure Mady finished the Living Free program in 2014. Read about what’s she’s been up to. I came into the program at the age of 17 due to rebellion and drug abuse. My parents told me it was my last option because they…

Daniel’s Story

Prisoner of hope Once bound by the emotional chains of addiction, Daniel is now a prisoner of hope found in Jesus through Teen Challenge SA. You could say my struggles started from day one, with my poor mum having a caesarean and still needed forceps to pull me out. I came out with two black…

Olga’s Story

Please note that we no longer have a women’s program. My name is Olga, I was always a party girl, and I loved to laugh, have fun and drink alcohol. Unfortunately this turned into an alcohol addiction which crept up on me subtly over many years. It then expanded to prescription medication, smoking and amphetamines,…

Jason’s Story

I picked up my first drink at the age of 14. Although I didn’t know it at the time, alcoholism would plague me for the next 28 years. I grew up in a broken home and my family unit was dysfunctional at best. Abuse, substance issues and mental illness were rampant and everyone was just…

Dean’s Story

My story with Teen Challenge SA began back in August 2013, when I went on a road trip to Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide with my wife and two daughters. Little did I know that this was the beginning of a God journey that would take my family, who had only ever known the Gold Coast…

Sarah’s Story

I was raised in a Catholic home as a farmers daughter in Southern Rhodesia, which is now known as Zimbabwe. At the age of eleven I was sent to a convent boarding school about an 8 hour drive from our small town as there were no high schools there at the time. I loved God…