Tag Archives: Teen Challenge

Would You Read to Me from the Bible?

One day Alberto, the former restaurant cook who’d been fired for drinking, called me. He said when he was a child he wanted to know about God and the Bible. “I always wanted someone to read me a Bible story, … Continue reading

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Why Are You So Different?

It was March and cheerleading was over.  In just three months my young friend Annie would graduate high school with honors. Meanwhile, she landed a part-time waitressing job that would keep her in spending money until she left for the … Continue reading

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Do You Know About Teen Challenge?

In 1968 Teen Challenge of Southern California was in its 5th years.  Tom was in his 22nd year.  He was 6’1″ but weighed just 135 pounds.  Drugs were killing him.  When he got arrested again, his probation officer offered two … Continue reading

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Living at the River Bottom

One Sunday afternoon a homeless woman stopped at our Bible table at the beach.  Said her name was Bonnie and she lived at the river bottom. The river bottom is a popular dwelling place for the homeless in our community. It’s in a jungle … Continue reading

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