Hello my name is Aaron Barber. I am 29 years old and from Dallas, TX. I come from a rough past including a lot of drug and alcohol abuse. I spent the last 15 years of my life in and out of jail and high and drunk on anything that I could get my hands on. In August of 2010 I was facing a 10 year sentence. But instead of going to the penitentiary I was sent to Teen Challenge of Texas – Azle Men’s Campus.
Here I have learned a lot. One of the best things about Teen Challenge for me has been the extensive class time I get from our education department. I have learned how to read the word and apply it to my life. The group studies that we do helped me to identify things in myself that I didn’t know were there. We had a class on managing money that has been a great help to improve the way I look at my finances. Now we’re involved in a study called the Ultimate Journey. This class helps me identify the lies that I believed about myself as a kid growing up and how to deal with them now in a more positive and Godly way. I have spent my whole life doing wrong for selfish reasons; now I am learning through a new kind of spiritual education to do things for others and for Gods kingdom.