Sixty-eight people will die today because of drugs. Drug and alcohol addiction is like flypaper that destroys lives and families. Illicit-drug and alcohol addiction, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, totals $700 billion each year in costs related to health care, lost work productivity, and crime.
There is hope. Teen Challenge is a faith-based recovery program that provides adults with an effective and comprehensive Christian-based solution to drug, alcohol, and other life-controlling problems, enabling addicts to become productive members of society. They are committed to rekindling hope, renewing life, and restoring families by reaching out to those struggling with life-controlling problems. They give new life, new hope, a new future, and a new purpose by the power of Jesus Christ. This proven, highly effective ministry empowers real and lasting life transformation through spiritual, academic, and vocational training.
Teen Challenge, in Winthrop, is located on a scenic 180-acre campus with an impressive view of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. It is a beautiful respite for drug- and alcohol-addicted people who participate in the structured, long-term residential program at the working Mountain View Farm.
Teen Challenge will be at the Lincoln County Assembly of God, at 672 Main St. in Damariscotta at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 20. Teens are invited to come and enjoy a time of worship with the Teen Challenge choir as they minister through music and share personal, powerful testimonies of the change in their lives. Those struggling with addiction are encouraged to come and learn what can be done through Teen Challenge and the power of God. For more information, call Pastor Tom Wagers at 380-3535.