My name is Suzanne Neel, I’m 29 and from Crockett, TX. I’m a PK (preacher’s kid). I became bored in church, and felt I had to make everybody think I was perfect when I was really miserable on the inside. I started running away, looking for excitement. I fell in love with alcohol and drugs and started getting in trouble with the police. Sometimes my parents wouldn’t hear from me for days, weeks, or even months.
I got into witchcraft and thought it was awesome. I played on Ouija boards and had séances. I wanted to be a witch. I decided to have a child and sacrifice it to the devil. I got pregnant with my first child, Zachary. The only place I could go to get away from the torture and torment of the demons was my parents’ house. I knew I had gone too far.
Several years later I received 5 years felony probation. I left the state and got into even more trouble. When I went home to turn myself in, my attorney had me sent to a secular treatment center for 18 months. Soon after my release I began to drink and use drugs again. I kept hearing God telling me to change before it was too late. Finally I listened, and my family brought me to Teen Challenge of Texas – San Antonio Women’s campus.
Here God has totally changed my life! I have learned how to have a relationship with Him, not just know of Him. God makes me a lot happier than any drug ever could. He has restored my relationship with my family and both of my children. He has even restored my brain cells! Before coming here I couldn’t remember anything. God laid it on my heart to memorize the entire book of James, and with His help I did it! My aunt has given me a scholarship to an online Bible college. God is leading me to open a re-entry center for women who graduate from Teen Challenge. I’m really excited to do things the right way and to be the Christian woman God intended for me to be!