Day of friendship and fellowship

The Teen Challenge Chorus at the Taíno Face in Isabela, Puerto Rico
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Not everything we do is hard work!  Our Teen Challenge Chorus – made up of young men who are students in our program – has been hard at work around the Island.  Visiting churches and sharing music and testimonies is a tough job, so sometimes they need space to relax!  Recently they did just that, with a brotherly day of sharing and friendship.  They visited the famous Taíno Face in Isabela, then chillaxed on the world-class Crash Boat Beach in Aguadilla.  Crash Boat is internationally famous for its perfect surf, amazing sunsets, and wonderful swimming.  The picnic area was in remarkably good shape, considering how hard Hurricane María hit just months ago.

Why are days like this important?  Well, many of the young men in our program come from difficult pasts and even gang life.  They need to learn how to have normal social interactions and healthy friendships.  Sometimes they need to learn how to have fun without depending on substances like drugs and alcohol to “lubricate” the day.  Visits to churches can be taxing, and these social days relax them.  They also serve to bind the young men together more closely as a team.  Team spirit helps young men pull together, so they can support each other in those long nights when thoughts of past habits and cravings can become problematic.  It all adds up to preparing them for a healthy life outside of Teen Challenge, in the community.

Thank you for supporting Teen Challenge of Puerto Rico.  Your financial donations help to make friendship days like this possible.  Would you consider helping us gas up the vans for the next outing?

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