NorthEast of the Well was honored to lead worship and voice the Word at the Orange County Teen Challenge Graduation yesterday! NorthEast is so proud of all the dedicated graduates, as they have each grown and accomplished so much with Christ at their center. Thank you to our worship team - Kristel Lease, Bethany Devine, Jonathan Olsen, and Daniel Delgado – for singing and playing from a place of love in their hearts and gratitude to God. Pastor Laura Suk, founder & executive director at NE, brought the Word of God into the ceremony and blessed/honored each of those graduating with a message specific to them as they take on this bright, new chapter.
Teen Challenge Mission Statement: “We provide youth, adults and families with an effective and comprehensive Christian faith-based solution to life-controlling drug and alcohol problems in order to become productive members of society… Our missional movement unashamedly follows Christ, embraces servant leadership, and shares transforming grace.”
Join us in prayer for the graduates: God, Please surround the graduates with your grace; bless them with hope so that they move into the future with eager and open hearts; help them to put the knowledge, skills, and insights gained through their education to use for good! As they take on this bright new chapter, may they be ever more grateful and wise. Thank you so much for where they stand today, Lord. Amen!
Delon Thomas (TC graduate student; induction)
Johnny Solano (TC graduate student; apprentice/member for the kitchen)
Pastor Laura Suk (Founder & Executive Director at NorthEast)
Freddie Martinez (TC graduate; reception apprentice at OCTC)
Luciano Salas (TC graduate; kitchen apprentice at OCTC)