TEEN CHALLENGE RIPPLING EFFECT
"Cast Your bread on the
Thought you might
enjoy this "praise report".
I just got back from a wedding. The bride was Gloria
Indian but has lived many years here in New Zealand. So what does this
have to do with "Casting your bread on the water"?
...or Teen Challenge?
The preacher was Tony Romero
been pioneering a Victory Outreach
here in Auckland, New Zealand. Tony
was sent here by the pastor of Victory Outreach in San Fernando,
California - Los Angeles TC convert David
- who's wife, Faith, sang at Mom's funeral (and was
part of Mom's staff when she was leading the TC Women's Home).
was Tony the preacher? Among those who came to the Lord through
Tony's evangelism on the streets of South Auckland were two teen agers
- nephews of Mike.
They've been part of the church
for over a year and asked their pastor if he'd help them out and marry
their Uncle Mike. Thank you Lord! Thank you Don. Keep "casting your
bread..."! You never know the impact it might have.
TEEN CHALLENGE RIPPLING EFFECT
This is a recent letter from
Hall to his brother
Both were early leaders of Teen Challenge in California and Hawaii and
are long-standing friends of Teen Challenge Singapore. Don now serves
internationally with Youth With a Mission and Dave is the Director of
Across Ministries - Sam Kuna, TC Singapore director
for sending the encouraging report of the rippling effect of God's
grace through Teen Challenge halfway around the world -- in this case, David
who in turn reached another former drug addict, Tony, who in turn
reached Mike's nephews in NZ with the Gospel.
Discipling David in the
'60's and sending him to Bible College for training has been worth it
many times over. It was a blessing to minister with him in Sri Lanka
last year where 1,700 received the Lord.
in the past months,
I've had the joy of talking with a
few others TC graduates like David:
young men and women we
helped over the years have passed on
-- some prematurely due to the debilitating effects of drug abuse from
prior years. But as "trophies of God's grace," many have influenced
thousands of others for Christ.
It can be easy
to forget God's eternal
perspective of things. Dave, I
appreciate your reminder of God's faithfulness to touch hurting people
around the world through the "Rippling Effect" of dedicated lives.
- Bobby Almarez
- The first
drug addict to graduate from
Los Angeles Teen Challenge and later college. He has been a missionary
to Mexico & pastored Victory Outreach churches for the past 35
- Larry Reed
- Paroled to us
from San Quentin
Prison. Has served faithfully as a pastor and evangelist for many years
and still shares Christ on the streets & in prisons.
- Doug Nelson
- Attended University after TC graduation where he met his Chinese wife
Janet. He pastored two churches, and later established his own business.
- Others we are in
contact include: Mike
(Alaska Director of
Prison Chaplaincy), Ray (Drug Counselor), Tom (Pastor)
and Steve (Missionary in India).
Dear Don and Dave,
I wish you could get a
glimpse - just a glimpse of those you impacted through
these ripples. What a picture that would
be!!! Just from those I am aware of, there
are tens of thousands who have encountered the eternal God as a result
of your labors in Hawaii alone. People loving and
serving God from Uzbekistan to a town in North
Dakota. From Anchorage to New Zealand.
On behalf of my growing family (four grandkids now) and
those you will never meet or know of in this life - THANK YOU.
Steve and Marlene
(missionaries based in India)
Subj: Teen Challenge Rippling
Date: 10/15/2006 6:10:55 PM Pacific
Dear Don & David,
Wonderful greetings in Jesus Christ! What
a joy it is to receive your email and to resonate with the message of
the "ripple effect" thorugh the work of Teen Challenge. Praise the
Challenge (Singapore) celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year on
November 17th 2006 and we will be publishing a Souvenir magazine. Could
I publish this email as a contribution from both of you? I would love to have your
contribution as both of you have been a blessing to my life and
ministry as well as to Teen Challenge in Singapore.
just returned from Melbourne on Friday and met with Daniel Paikea, the
Executive Director of Teen Challenge New Zealand. A great guy, humble,
and willing to be used by God.
Looking forward to hearing from both of
you. Blessings... Do visit our website to update what God
Rev Sam Kuna - Executive Director, Teen Challenge (Singapore) - HQ Hotline (65) 6793-7933
- "Where the Heart of
Change is the Change of Heart"
The part played by teen drug rehabs
helping families with addicted loved ones is quite indispensable, as
they offer the only hope that such youngsters could return to a normal