Trees of Hope: Mn Adult and Teen Challenge

Renee Passal
December 08, 2017 10:42 PM

Those battling addiction know, it's a painful and tough road. "I was drinking every night," said Luther Brown, a 2010 Mn Adult and Teen Challenge graduate.

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"I tried traditional rehab. But 30 days for decades worth of drinking, wasn't enough," he explained. But when he came to Teen Challenge, everything changed.

The married father of five was able to complete the year-long inpatient program, which include classes, counseling, worship, and song through the Teen Challenge choir. The men travel to different churches each weekend, to share songs and stories.

"They are really passionate singers, and really powerful speakers. When they get up to the microphone, and tell their story, there's not a dry eye in that church. It's a really special part of our program, for sure," said Brandon Torgerson, the interim Center Director.

Luther is proud to visit the building and say hello to staff who became like family.

"We can't make it alone, in recovery. It's a 'we' process," he added. He's now doing work as a youth pastor again, and has restored his relationships with his family. And he's profoundly grateful.

MN Adult and Teen Challenge is our third Trees of Hope organization that we're featuring this holiday season. The campaign is a partnership between HOM Furniture and WDIO/WIRT.  You can help the Teen Challenge folks continue their work in helping people down the road of recovery.


Renee Passal

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