Bethel Bible Village is changing lives one child at a time
"I had a lot of problems in school. I mean, I was almost on the streets but I wasn’t there yet," said 18-year-old Austin, who lives on the 64-acre campus in Hixon. Austin found himself hanging with the wrong crowd, so his mother sent him to Bethel Bible Village to help get him back on the right track.
The non-for-profit organization offers intensive programs for kids ranging in age five to 17-years-old. They address the specific needs of children, teens and families in crisis situations.
Teona was just 16-years-old and pregnant when she found herself seeking help from Bethel, and now her daughter is 2-years-old and Teona is doing better than ever, "I’ve overcome a lot of my anger. I was abused, so it’s helped me realize there are people that do love you and will not abuse you."
"When they come here, a lot of times they come here for a variety of reasons. There’s family crisis, there’s past trauma, sometimes there’s abuse," said Robin Moss, director of Therapeutic Programs, "And then watching them grow and learn, and just see them blossom and succeed and live up to their potential in life."
Bethel Bible Village also offers help for homeless families with residential care. For more information on how to get involved click here.