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Change challenge is dedicated to supporting effective Christian ministries through fundraising.
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About The Fundraiser
Change Challenge is a fundraising effort designed to come alongside valuable Christian ministries and help carry their burden by supporting them through fundraising efforts. There are many wonderful Christian efforts out there that are changing lives in a powerful way. Often these ministries are very expensive to run. At Change Challenge, we look at just what the needs of these ministries are, create a goal, and do our best to meet that goal in a reasonable amount of time.
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Always give yourselves to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58
Our Current Fundraiser
iPads for Teen Challenge Rehab/Boarding School
Mid-Atlantic Teen Challenge is a faith-based boarding school in Newport News, VA for 12-17 year old boys who struggle with addiction, anger, defiance, and other life-controlling problems. The boys here are given the tools they need to overcome their struggles while continuing their education. It is our desire at Change Challenge to be able to bless them with iPads to be used for their schoolwork. With many of their current computers needing repair, this would bring their technology up to date.
It is our desire to raise $8,000 by August 31, 2020
A Personal Account with Mid-Atlantic Teen Challenge
Teen Challenge is a program dedicated to helping rebellious young boys work through their life-controlling struggles. Having a rebellious son isn’t something families plan for. When it happens, it hits you like a ton of bricks. It totally rocks your world and brings you to a place of devastation you didn’t know existed. It’s so comforting to have a program like Teen Challenge come alongside your family in the midst of a crisis and offer hope.
We found ourselves in this difficult position with our 17-year-old son. It became clear to us that we were in a situation where we were unable to help him. In the process of his rebellion, the rest of the family suffered greatly, and after two years of persistent conflict, we realized that no effort would be enough to bring him around.
This was the point when we began looking for outside help. It’s a humbling thing to have to reach out for help, but when you have exhausted every option at home, you do what you have to do because you love your child that much! We knew we wanted a solution where Christ would be at the core, but we explored all options. We began praying that God would open the right door and close the rest so His will would be obvious to us, and that’s exactly what He did. All signs pointed to the Christian program at Mid-Atlantic Teen Challenge.
Teen Challenge gives the boys structure, responsibility, consequences, and most importantly love and discipleship. The boys can complete their education there while learning valuable life skills. There is so much hard work going on at Teen Challenge to help these boys get back on their feet and lead fruitful lives. The staff at Teen Challenge is absolutely amazing. They love the boys there in a Christ-like manner, and they are very good at what they do.
Having a child at Teen Challenge has been such a blessing to us! It’s comforting to know that he is in a place where he is safe and able to continue his education while improving as a person. This has allowed us at home an opportunity to work on ourselves as well. It’s been a huge blessing!
The success rate of the program is phenomenally high, some say as high as 85%. It’s changing the lives of teenage boys for the better, but honestly, it’s changing entire families! When one person in the family is off, it affects the whole unit. Teen Challenge is actively improving family units by committing to the lives of these boys! This is a ministry that is worth supporting! It has touched countless families in a powerful way and changed our family for the better! To God be the glory!
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Donate online directly to Mid-Atlantic Teen Challenge on our website. Receive a Tax Deduction for your donations.