My name is Cheyann Fierro. I'm a Senior at Legacy Senior High and this is my testimony. So, my life before Christ I'd say I was an emotional wreck. I was suicidal, depressed and I always cut myself. I also used to be addicted to a couple of things. I kind of grew up in church, but I never really understood the relationship part and who He (Jesus) was at the time. When I first moved to Midland, Texas I was introduced to the lovely program Teen F.L.O.W. It was months later on September 16, 2021 that I gave my life to Christ after the motivational speaker, Brittany shared her story. I was able to do that with the help of my mentors and staff at Teen F.L.O.W. It was honestly difficult for me because I had just lost my mom and dad, but the Lord was calling so I had to pick it up. The Lord saved me from my past and He has freed me from all things. Ever since then I've changed mentally, physically and overall in every way possible. This is my second year as a Servant Leader at Teen F.L.O.W. I serve as the Shepherd of the Praise and Worship team. The struggle will always be there, but God will always pull me back to Him.
My mom had my brothers before me and my dad was always smoking weed. We ended up leaving my dad because he cheated on my mom, My mom was really depressed and my Grandma would take care of me and my brothers. My dad wasn't really around when I was young, weed was more important I guess. Durning this time my mom went out and met my step dad which he was an alcoholic and things would get really bad when he would drink but we also had good times as well. When he missed his sons he would drink and my mom would blame herself for it and hurt herself. I was hurting and never showed my emotions. My step dad would be real hard on me, I guess he was preparing me for the world. Times were hard, we struggled with our water and electricity being out. I started smoking, doing nicotine, skipping class and being with girls. Somewhere along the way I started focusing on God. I ended up moving here to Midland and my parents made me go to Teen Flow, which at first I didn't really want to go, I didn't realize that this place is filled with joy and happiness, you can get away here and be yourself. I started growing in the Lord and he began to correct me and change me. I have been learning to forgive people and Teen Flow has helped me to grow in God. I am grateful for God and my family at Teen F.L.O.W.
Hello, I'm Omari, a Senior at MHS and a servant leader on the praise and worship team at Teen F.L.O.W. I've been going to Teen F.L.O.W. since 2020 and this is my testimony. I’ve always known about the Lord but never been a consistent churchgoer when I was younger, so I knew of Him but never truly knew HIm. He saved me from going down the wrong path. I was depressed because my mom was in the hospital and I just got out of a relationship. I truly started getting close to God during our summer camp trip to Alto Frio. That's when I felt called to minister unto my peers and give them a word of encouragement. Even at school all the people i was close with around me said i’ve changed and that i’ve become more calm and nicer. Since then God has helped me with my self-control so I'm more careful about what I say . I've become more loving and compassionate, I understand someone who’s going through a rough time and I've been able to understand the Word better. Jesus has been good to me ever since I started to seek the Lord and all his righteousness; everything else has been given to me.