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Voice of Faith

July 1, 2009

Voice of Faith Magazine, Issue 2

Summer 2009

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Decision – Decide to get serious about recovery

Positive Peer Choice – Surround themselves with those who encourage recovery

Accountability – Accept responsibility for their actions and decisions

Boundaries – Understand the concept of, “No, I can no longer do that.”

Consistency - Recovery is for a lifetime

During the 12 month program, participants complete progressive phases of their recovery until they gain the skills and inner strength to fully re-enter society. Don’t forget. “Recovery lasts a lifetime,” but at the point of graduation from Chad’s Hope, a life now stands transformed for the better. Also, for every individual life transformed at Chad’s Hope, the lives of countless family members and friends are positively affected as well. Children have their fathers back. Mothers have their sons back. Marriages are saved and restored. God bless all who seek help for their addiction, and all those who strive to help them.

If you would like to help this recovery ministry, you can do so in several ways:

• Make a one-time or monthly tax deductible donation to the center

• Volunteer your time and your talents to the program

• Spread the word of hope

• Pray for the continued ministry of Chad’s Hope Teen Challenge

For more in depth information regarding Chad’s Hope and other Teen Challenge facilities, please visit the website www.teenchallengeky.com

History of Chad’s Teen Challenge of Eastern Kentucky

In 2002 a small group of concerned Christians began meeting on Saturday morning to pray about the drug problems in their county. After discussing solutions they decided to seek help from their county leaders. They attended a town hall meeting where they were able to speak to local judges, lawyers and political leaders. Everyone at the meeting agreed that the drug problems in Clay County was destroying the community and the lives of families that live there. At this time they estimated 1 death a month from drug related issues. That night the plans were given out to form a committee representing Christians and citizens who wanted to fight against drugs. These two groups eventually became known as Christians for a Drug Free Clay County.

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