Columbus Rehab Center
“This year has come with its various challenges, but God has been moving in the midst of it all to bring about life transformation and healing in the lives of the women here.”
-Amanda & Johnathan Taylor, Executive Directors
What’s Been Happening at Our Christian Rehab?
As we approach the holiday season, we do so with joy and great expectations for our ladies here at our addiction treatment center. With recent graduates flourishing and current students growing, we see God moving in our midst every day! Kristina, our most recent graduate, has already started school. Christi, one of our interns is about to transition to Tallahassee for a full-time job with the ministry. And Kristin, a September graduate, has a full-time job and a fully furnished apartment and is actively involved in her children’s lives. We recently had a few students share their desire to move into our Emerging Leaders Program. We are privileged to get the opportunity to help raise the up for another year after graduation.
As we prepare for the holidays, most of our ladies will have the opportunity to be with their families both here on campus and returning home. Please keep these ladies in your prayers. It is our hope that this will be the best Christmas each of them have had for some time now and that the children of our ladies would be encouraged and strengthened through these visitations. We also expect to have our room renovations finished before the year is up. Stay tuned for pictures!
Student Graduate Testimonies in 2022
Deciding to come to Teen Challenge rehab center was the best decision I could have ever made. From the moment I walked in the door, I have had peace and hope. I’m the happiest I have been in so long. I am growing in my walk with the Lord and God is restoring my relationship with my family. It is so beautiful to see God replacing all the brokenness with His love. Teen Challenge has saved my life and I will forever be thankful. I feel that God has called me to the ministry of Teen Challenge so I will be staying on as an intern after I graduate in April. I want to be a light in the darkness and help offer hope to other ladies through the power of Jesus Christ. I want to give back and serve in the ministry that saved me and my soul.
I remember for the first time in a long time asking my family to help me with my addiction, knowing that I can’t do this kind of life and I would do anything different. My grandma got the number to Teen Challenge for women rehab and within a few days, I was packed up heading to Columbus. I didn’t know about God’s grace until I came to Teen Challenge. Now I’m learning a whole new lifestyle and finding that my real purpose of life is to glorify God and to save souls. I am a walking miracle and I’m stopping a generational curse of addiction in my family. I’m getting restoration in every part of my life and my family’s lives, God brought me to Teen Challenge and their drug rehab in GA showed me how to grow an intimate relationship with Jesus so that I can be a better mother, daughter, and granddaughter.
As it says in Micah 7:8, “Though I sit in the darkness, the Lord will be my light.” I came into this Teen Challenge rehab hating myself, insecure, broken, and empty. My being here has provided an opportunity to renew my passion for art. I have been expressing my heart through these coasters. Painting has always been a passion of mine. But being able to express my heart and give glory to God is a dream.
After not seeing my mother for months, she opened her door and just held me. Before letting me go she said in my ear “We are trying to get you into Teen Challenge” (I already knew about the program) I had felt my knees give in like all my weight was on my mother. I felt like I could finally rest. I graduate soon and I am just so excited for what God has in store. I have learned so much about Him and myself. I know it will always be a journey, but I have encountered Jesus in a way that I’m learning to trust Him. I cannot describe to you how this year has been for me, other than overwhelming in a beautiful way. God has truly shown himself to me and I believe He will continue to do that in a mighty way. Today, with all my heart, I believe that God has a plan and a purpose for everything I have been through and it is far greater than I could ask for, or even imagine.