You’ve experienced the power of story. Now, you’re inspired to ACT. Your donation makes it possible to provide powerful ministry to those in need. Thank you for sharing in our mission. Together, we can help others experience God’s grace and mercy working everyday even in the most broken chapters of their lives.

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popwe is committed to…

Providing connection and hope through our global story portal

Offering dynamic personal prayer support through local and national ground teams

Creating Christ-centered resources for individuals and small groups

Sponsoring popwe guests (i.e.-Teen Challenge students) to attend concerts and events

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What is a popwe partner?

A popwe partner is an individual who gives a recurring donation of $25 or more per month and walk hand-in-hand with the heart of our ministry, believing in the power and healing of a story.

popwe partners receive:

  • Welcome package including popwe resources and Matthew West’s new book, Today Is Day One
  • Exclusive first access to Matthew West's tour diaries, popwe initiatives, and featured stories
  • Dynamic conference chats with Matthew West
  • The joy of knowing you are making an impact!
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What is a popwe partner?

A popwe partner is an individual who gives a recurring donation of $25 or more per month and walks hand-in-hand with the heart of our ministry, believing in the power and healing of a story.

popwe partners receive:

  • Welcome package including popwe resources and Matthew West’s book, Hello My Name Is
  • Exclusive first access to popwe initiatives
  • The joy of knowing you are making an impact!

Join popwe in co-sponsoring a Teen Challenge participant

Partner with our ministry in changing someone’s life forever by co-sponsoring a scholarship for participation of an individual in a Teen Challenge program. Experience first-hand transformational change in the life of someone who needs help conquering addiction and finding their way back to the love of Christ.

If you would like more information about co-sponsoring this scholarship with our ministry, please contact us and our Ministry Pastor, Joe West, will contact you personally.

Get to know some of our current and prior scholarship recipients
and please keep them in your prayers.

Meet Jerry Weaver

My name is Jerry, and I’m 33 years old. I’m originally from Hammond, IN, but we moved around a lot while I was growing up.

Addiction runs heavy in my family, and I grew up around people who drank a lot. My parents grew up in the same type of environment. As a child, I was diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome and was on and off different medications for it throughout my childhood. In high school, I started experimenting with drugs and alcohol. When I was 18, I was at a party, and there was a 13-year-old kid there who had run away from home. He asked me for a ride home, and I told him to wait because I wasn’t ready to leave yet. He was standing in the doorway waiting when another kid accidentally shot a shotgun. The bullet hit him in the stomach and killed him. For years after that, I stayed drunk as much as possible. The alcohol and guilt led to stronger drugs, and by the time I was in my late twenties, I had done almost every drug known to man and was addicted to most of them.

When I was 27, my son was born. I had back problems so I started taking more and more pills to help me work and take care of my him. When my son was 6 months old, his mother took him and left me. In the next few years, I nearly died several times from overdoses and suicide attempts, but God kept me alive for a reason.

It got to the point that I had pushed away anyone that ever cared about me. I had nowhere to go, and my cousin got me into Teen Challenge. After two days, I surrendered my life to God, and since then, I have become a new person. I have been baptized in water and the Holy Spirit.

I have been called to full time ministry, and I will be getting my pastoral license with the plan of staying in the Teen Challenge family. That may mean becoming an intern and then working as staff or just being involved with the ministry. I also plan on doing part-time missionary work.

God has brought healing to my back and restored relationships in my family. He is using me as a vessel to reach other people and to guide my son. I’m excited to see where He takes me and how He uses me in the future.

A verse on which I stand is 1 Peter 2:9: “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him Who called you out of the darkness into His marvelous light.”

This verse speaks about my life because I was lost in the darkness, out of which God has called me to be one of His own special people. Now, I walk in His marvelous light and proclaim His praises every day.

I want to thank popwe for sponsoring me through the ministry of Teen Challenge, which God has used as a vessel to turn my life around and draw me closer to Him. It’s an awesome privilege to be here, and I pray God blesses you for your kindness to me.

Meet Mathias Ballard

Thank you, Matthew West, for the funds you have given to North Central Indiana Adult & Teen Challenge for my tuition. I can’t thank you enough for what you have done to change my whole outlook on life. I am currently employed at Hubbard Hill Retirement Community as a 3rd shift employee. I am proud to be the only man to work on this shift in a place to which the Lord Jesus has opened the door. All the women that are nurses are happy to have me protect them from going outside during the 8-hour shift. I have also felt in my heart that the reason I’m there is to do the calling that God has given me, and that’s being an uplifter in the Word. There are several employees that want to hear how the Lord has changed me to be so patient and kind-hearted.

I am living here at the Victory House, giving an hour a day of my time to the Lord before going to sleep. I love listening to music from you and several artists that have a gift of praise and worship – music that makes my evenings and nights at work full of joy and motivation to work for the Lord. I’m really passionate on what I’m doing for the Lord right now in my life. I’m now a member at Southgate Church in South Bend, IN.

Thank you so much, Matthew West. I LOVE YOU!