Words from a praying mother to her son at his MnTC graduation...
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MN Adult & Teen Challenge is sponsoring a Blood Drive Day for the American Red Cross on Friday, June 7 from 10:00am-3:00pm.
We have room for 40 people to donate and I would love to see us fill up all of those slots!
There are people out there who need our help to save their lives, and it is as simple as taking 15 minutes out of your day to donate blood.
~ Every 2 seconds, there is a patient in the hospital receiving a blood transfusion.
~ The Red Cross provides blood for 1600 transfusions per day!
Check out this article written in the Spring edition of 'The Voice', a magazine sent out by Chorus America about our own Chior Director, Crystal Kveton.
I started drinking and smoking marijuana as a teen. When two close friends of mine died, I turnded to meth to cope with the pain, becoming an addict and dealer. I was arrested when my house was raided by police, and I was facing five years in prison. An application to MnTC made it its way into my hands, and I knew this was my last chance at a good life. It was here that I gave my life to my Savior. I have now been drug-free for more than three years. Today, I am a married man, a father, and a homeowner.
It can be easy to have a negative viewpoint about an arrestee, offender or inmate. Many times they may be seen as a burden or drain to society. They have made bad choices and most people in society forget their existence. They get what they deserve and deserve nothing. Seth Evans sees them differently.
Not every organization schedules time for a new employee to hear incredible testimonies from men and women turning from addictions to freedom. But Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge is different. My name is Mark and December 3rd was my first day as the Communications Coordinator here at MnTC.
You might have heard of Irene, the Minnesota Teen Challenge “Cookie Lady.” But have you heard of the Heathers Estates Blanket Ladies? The Blanket Ladies are a group of 10 volunteers who make and donate fleece baby blankets, handmade crocheted blankets, and hats to homeless and maternity shelters. In a six month period, the Blanket Ladies group made and delivered 288 baby blankets and 164 stocking caps to five local agencies.
...the effect is the same as street drugs.
It’s hard to turn on the local news these days without hearing about Minnesota’s growing problem with cheap, high-purity heroin. What many do not know is that a lot of these heroin users, from teenagers to successful business owners, began with an addiction to prescription pain medication. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, prescription pills are feeding Minnesota’s drug epidemic.