Christian Rehab Center Update
Scott and Andrea Lipinsky
What’s Been Happening at Kentucky Men’s Ministry?
As the leaves fall and the season begins to change, our men always have the opportunity to work with First Assembly of God Church – Henderson for their Annual Burgoo Event. It’s a great time to serve and fellowship with our local community and enjoy some good stew while being able to support our ministry through this fundraising opportunity. Our rehab center for men program is beyond grateful for the partnership and support we receive from this part of God’s Kingdom -thank you!
Please be praying for our students over the next several weeks. Many of our men will be visiting home for the holiday. This time of the year is a great opportunity for restoration to take place and we hope they come back refreshed and renewed after spending time with their loved ones! As we quickly approach the New Year, we are anticipating revival, not only in our lives, but among those in our local community as well. Praying God would do something completely new in each of us!
Kentucky Men’s Rehab Graduate Testimonies
My name is Khalil. I was brought up in a church family. My father wasn’t a part of my life. The last time I saw him, I was four years old and I don’t even remember what he looks like. My mom got a job and we moved to Indianapolis, IN. This is where I began to rebel. In 2016, two of my cousins, one of which I considered a little sister, were killed. I pretty much turned my back on God completely and started living carelessly by using drugs. It was when I walked through the doors of Teen Challenge rehab for men, in September of 2019, that a relationship with Christ began. I have become a new creation through Christ. In July of 2020, I was baptized by Pastor Scott and Greg Ranes, who have consistently spoke life into me and for that I am very thankful. I’m looking forward to seeing what the Lord has in store for me.
My name is Jordan. Shortly after my mom met my stepdad, he passed away when I was in the third grade. This left me confused and lost. When I was in the fourth grade, I was introduced to marijuana. After high school, I was introduced to opiates. The next four years I went down a dark road and I became dependent on opiates. While in my addiction, God sent an angel in the form of my daughter, Nova. I told myself that I was going to be the father to Nova that I never had. I still couldn’t get away from my addiction and was living a double life. My family noticed and contacted Teen Challenge. When I arrived at Teen Challenge, I was scared. I needed that fear to motivate me to do better. God used Teen Challenge Christian rehab center to radically change my life. God is shaping me into being the man and father He created me to be. I know now that I can lean on the Lord and not my old habits. I’m beyond thankful for what God has and is doing in my life.
My name is Tim. In my teens, I felt a strong call from God for ministry. By the age of 19, I was a Youth Pastor and continued in ministry until the age of 25. Through God, I was able to lead many incredible young men and women towards ministry. At the age of 23, I injured my knee. I had two surgeries where I began to take pain killers regularly. Looking back, it still amazes me how quick the drug took over my life. Within two years, I lost just about everything. I spent almost my entire life working towards being a pastor and I chose to walk away from it. Over the next 17 years, my life took an incredibly dark turn. I lost all hope of ever beating my addiction. I lost my wife of 15 years and my kids. Shortly after that, I lost my brother to addiction and instead of seeing that as a wakeup call, I found comfort in my addiction. In 2018, I walked through the doors of Kentucky Teen Challenge substance abuse treatment center. Upon entering, I dealt with relapse, anger, and even being removed from the program and having to start over. God has been there to hold me up through every set back and disappointment. God has never given up on me. Next month, I will graduate and become an intern here at Teen Challenge. Hope has been restored, and I can’t wait for the next chapter in this amazing journey.
My name is Aaron. I am 23 years old and have 3 wonderful children that God has blessed me with. Before I came to Teen Challenge, I was in active addiction for many years. At the age of 18, I tried meth for the first time, and it was all downhill from there. My addiction cost me jobs, valuable relationships, and many other heart aches. On Thanksgiving Day last year, God woke me out of a dead sleep, and I knew I had hit rock bottom. I was homeless, living in a truck, lost my children, and lost almost every material possession I had. Thirteen days later I was able to walk through the doors of Teen Challenge rehab for men. It was the best thing that ever happened to me. Since I entered the program, I’ve met my Lord and Savior in a way I never thought possible. On July 26, 2020, I was baptized. God has restored relationships in my family. I want to thank all the staff members for being great examples in how to succeed through this program.