In James 1:22-25, it says if you read the Word of God and do not do what it says, you will be like a man who says one thing but does another. That is called a hypocrite.
A few months ago, I was sneaking out of my house, smoking weed, and partying. I would disobey my parents all the time. I got involved with the police and almost got arrested. I was struggling and not listening to anything anyone told me. I was forced to go to church on Sundays, and I went to church high on weed. I would rebel against anything and everything. I told my parents I was going to basketball practice and I did, but on my way home I would stop at my friend’s house and smoke. I fought my dad, and argued with my mom.
I then got sent to New Creations.
I was very miserable when I first got here. My first few days and weeks of being here, all I thought of is coming up with ways that I could get out of here, whether it would be running away or lying to my mom, and telling her things that aren’t true about this place. After my 3rd week here, I started listening more in church. Rev said, “Yes, you can leave here and keep smoking and drinking or whatever you did before you came here. I’ll visit you in jail. Or don’t return to your old way of living but instead live a life that people will admire you for and your parents will trust you more.”
That night I was talking with another person on campus, and I accepted Jesus into my heart. All I wanted all my life is to have my parents’ trust, but I ruined that. But now I have a fresh start, and I can keep on working on it every day of my life. I have not forgotten what Rev has said. I will keep trying to act on this and keep building upon this. This is one thing that the Word of God has shown me at my time at New Creations.
Hi, I’m Olivia*. I’m sixteen years old and from Austin, TX. When I came to New Creations, I was in a very bad place in my life.
I’ve struggled with depression and anxiety for years and was self-harming since the seventh grade. I started drinking and smoking weed right before my freshman year of high school. Then, in the middle of ninth grade, a boy took advantage of me while I was intoxicated, and a few months later I tried to commit suicide with pills and alcohol.
My rebellious attitude progressed as time went on; when I lost my Grandfather right before Christmas of 2012, I got into even harder drugs, like molly, and I started not to care about anything or any one.
BUT, since I came to New Creations and got saved, my life and outlook on life has totally changed. I’m happier than I’ve been in years. I don’t have a desire to do the drugs I was doing, and I haven’t self-harmed in almost 7 months.
Since I gave my life to the Lord I’ve accomplished many things. I’ve been a leader in the dorm since my 3rd month here. I went from a straight D or F student to a straight A or B student, and my family relationships are better than ever.
New Creations Boarding School
Located in Indiana & Ohio on 700 beautiful acres with woods, fields, horseback riding trails and a 45 acre spring-fed lake, New Creations Boarding School offers a Christian residential program for youth ages 12 – 17. Since 1969, the staff of New Creations has had the privilege of pouring their lives into young people from throughout the United States, helping them grow spiritually, emotionally, academically and in their relationships with family & friends. New Creations is committed to serving Christ and growing champions. Contact New Creations Boarding School today to learn more by calling (765) 935-2790.