I spent years slowly drinking myself to death by degrees, isolating myself emotionally from everyone who cared about me. Even when I was in the company of others, I felt alone. I didn’t want to live–I believed the world was better off without me.

I had received Christ when I was 13, but fell away in my early 20’s. The pastor of the church I grew up in was converted through the ministry of  Teen Challenge when he was young. I had always heard him talk about it, and my parents began urging me to look into the Life Challenge program. It wasn’t long after that I realized I could not go on living like I was. I decided to enter Life Challenge and God began to change me.

I have spent more time in the Bible than ever before. God has given me a new thirst for Him and His word. And that takes the place of my old thirst for alcohol. I have yet to get hung over from drinking my fill of the Word!

My favorite scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6 ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.’

For the first time in longer than I can remember, I have purpose and hope for my life.


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  1. Eric, keep up the good work. You sound like you have made great strides in your life. Your sister is very proud of you. Hopefully my wife Brenda can get the help she needs in this program. God Bless; keep up the good work.

  2. Patricia K. Brouillet

    I continue look forward each month to reading the testimonies of the students. What a miracle working ,life changing God we serve.

  3. Awesome to see the Lord work in your life and your willingness to allow Him. Let the seed of the Word of God planted in you in childhood come to fruition and I pray it so!

  4. That’s wonderful, Eric! You’ve just barely scratched the surface of His purpose for you! Live ya, brother!

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