Consider Donating Your Extra Vehicle

Consider Donating Your Extra Vehicle

Would you consider donating your extra vehicle?

Is your extra vehicle taking up space? Let us put your working small car or van to good use. Give your vehicle a second chance on the road to helping men and women on their journey to recovery.

A 1098c and donation receipt provided for tax purposes; deductible as allowed by IRS for vehicles worth more than $500.

Teen Challenge Monterey Bay 831.288.8677

 

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Freedom House

Freedom House

Personal Testimony: 

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. – Cor 3:17-18

As we are preparing the Freedom House for office/classrooms and the upstairs residential space, we are utilizing our women’s Grace Harbor facilities in reuniting women with their children. Lisa, who completed the program in December says,

“Besides coming into Teen Challenge in the first place, being able to be reunited with my children while still in Teen Challenge has been the biggest blessing and the best decision I ever made. I have been able to have the support and guidance of the staff and the students – along with God”.

 


 

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Joseph House

Joseph House

Personal Testimony: Hector

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly – John 10:10

I believed life could not and would not get better… that I would be a gang member all my life. Today my life belongs to God – my Lord and Savior JESUS CHRIST! My life is dictated by choices based on truth, faith, trust, and the hope that makes my inner most joy. Today I stand on my own two feet, not lost but alive and growing. I am so thankful for the Joseph House and the opportunities that the program has and will continue providing for me and my family.

Respectfully, Hector.

 


 

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2015 – What A Year At TCMB

2015 – What A Year At TCMB

Dear Ministry Partner,

WHAT A YEAR!! As a former employee of mine used to say when we encountered adversity….. “challenges and opportunities, challenges and opportunities!!”. As always, the blessings outweigh the hardships. But while we are going through them, it’s not always fun.

Sometimes even the blessings come with their own added workload. Always overworked, our staff rise to the challenges!! This year we were able to open our new Family Centers, one for the men and one for the ladies; what a miraculous blessing!! Now, for the first time, we are reuniting families of our students while they are finishing their program. Thus, allowing us to minister to both the husband and wife. These new blessings make it possible to better prepare our students and families for success in their new lives in Christ. All I can say is WOW!!! My God is a Good God!!

As most of you know, on June 3rd, 2014, our Sierra Pacific Teen Challenge facility caught fire and significantly destroyed our restaurant and commercial kitchen. When all was “said and done” what appeared to be a disaster and challenge had become a tangible “Opportunity and blessing”. The combination of insurance money, volunteer help, hard work and a crazy schedule: “Oh My God! My God is a good God!!” He did “above and beyond” what we could “imagine or dream of”. Come and see what our God can do!!

Like I said above, even the blessings can come at a cost. This is where you come in. We need your help. Though we try to be as self-funding as possible, there is about 20% of our operating costs that come from charitable contributions and we also need help with expansion costs to attack the ever increasing war of addictions and homelessness.

Will you stand with us? Together, as the Body of Christ, we can make a difference!!

In Christ,

Mike Borden
Executive Director

This year we, with you and God’s help, provided healing, discipleship and residences to:

• House, feed and disciple nearly 150 students
• House, feed and share the Gospel with 100 or more homeless mission guests each night
• Prepare and serve over 20,000 meals a month
• Provide food boxes for needy families

Annually:
Nights of Shelter: 84,316
Meals prepared and served: 252,945

 

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Personal Testimony – Joel

Personal Testimony – Joel

Personal Testimony: Joel

My name is Joel and I grew up in Waterford, California. I was raised by my parents and had an older sister that I looked up to. My family was very loving, protective and sheltering. I had a wonderful childhood with very great memories. I was extremely loved, wanted and was given pretty much anything and everything I needed and wanted. I was a well behaved kid.

I always felt loved and was for the most part happy, but started to deal with depression. I got into drugs and alcohol at the age of 14, and ended up with a DUI in 2010. Down the road it got really bad when I got into crystal meth in 2014. My family saw I was suffering while I was still working full time and also doing drugs full time. They tried to help, but couldn’t figure out how.

My sister found out about Teen Challenge and sat me down to tell me about it. We then discussed it as a family. Since being here at Teen Challenge and inviting Christ into my life, I have seen and felt the blessings that He has poured into my life and the love He has for me. I have begun to feel happy and healthy and am thankful for getting here to get my life back on track.

I love you, Lord, my strength (Psalms 18:1)

 

 


 

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How Jesus Made Trevor a New Man

How Jesus Made Trevor a New Man

Personal Testimony: Trevor

 

trevorI was about 13 when I had first smoked marijuana and after that my drug use escalated. I had always played sports and I did okay in school but the party life and being in the so called “in crowd” meant more to me then my future. I stopped playing sports when I was a junior in high school and partying became my life.

I used any and all kinds of drugs all through high school. After I had graduated high school I was introduced to heroin. This is when my life went straight down the hill. I lost everything, my life was unmanageable. I came to a point in my life where if I didn’t change the path I was going, I would soon end up dead. I had no drive to fix myself on my own and I needed help.

I came to Teen Challenge Monterey Bay in 2013 and it was the best decision of my life. I went from a boy to a man. They gave me purpose through Jesus Christ. I am able to say that I am not the old person that I once was. Addiction is a life long struggle but with Christ everyday becomes easier if we follow him. Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

 


 

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