“I’m right and you’re wrong!” That was my attitude for everything. I would do anything I could, not because I thought it would make me “cool,” but because I felt I would prove my point of always being right. I started smoking dope and getting too involved with guys. I would go to church almost weekly with my dad, and I knew there was a God, but I didn’t believe in judgment or anything. I was always told that I needed to straighten up or, otherwise, I would be sent off to a boarding school because they didn’t know what to do to help me.
At the end of March 2009, my dad found marijuana and other items in my room. We went for a drug test, and he said that was it. After we talked we decided together that I needed to do something about it. I came to New Creations willing to do what I had to–to get better. I have been here now for ten months, saved for about nine and a half. It has completely changed my life. My parents have both asked me where I thought I would be if I didn’t come, and I feel I would have gotten worse and done something dumber and maybe even be dead. I praise God every day for putting New Creations in my heart last March. It’s been hard, but I appreciate everything so much more. What I’m really grateful for is that my parents never gave up and now they get to see me for me. Philippians 4:13
Hello! My name is Jesse and I have been at New Creations for about 6 months. Before I came here, I was highly involved with drugs and drinking. Doing those things everyday affected my schoolwork, health, and relationships with my family and friends. My mom saw that I was suffering, and that my life wasn’t going anywhere at all by living the way I was. She told me that she was going to send me away if I didn’t change, yet I did not listen. About a month later, I arrived here at New Creations, and I didn’t know what to expect.
The first thing I noticed is that it was Christian based, which was most of my early childhood, so I sorta got the idea of church and praying and everything else. I decided that if I was going to change, I needed the power and mercy of God to guide me through. As I have been here, I have renewed my relationship with God, felt the Holy Spirit for the first time in my life, and actually enjoy praising and worshiping God. Also in the process, I have made some new friends, gotten my schoolwork back on track, been able to start rebuilding a relationship with my family, and plan for a better, brighter future. I thank God every day that he has given me an opportunity to come here and to finally start my life again, only this time with Him at my side. Amen!
Hi! My name is Jordan and WOW! Do I have a testimony! I’m 14 years old and I’ve been at New Creations for six months. Before I came here I struggled with arguing with my parents, running away, and surrounding my life with boys.
When I came here, I did the exact same things … just worse. I wouldn’t go a day without fight with the dorm ministers, and I got myself a really bad anger problem. I talked to the boys any chance I got, and hurt a lot of people. I made a big hole for myself and tried to get out of it many times, but never could. I finally realized the reason why I couldn’t get out of the hole was because I was trying to do it myself, when I needed to go to God to help me.
Now that I have done that, things have gone so much better for me. I’m listening to the dorm ministers, and getting my relationship better with the Lord and those around me! I’m believing that God has the right man for me, and am being patient, and I’m working things out with my mom and dad so I can go home. I still struggle with things, but God is helping me work through them so I can grow to be the woman God wants me to be. Please pray for me.
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