WDEF-TV reporter Valeria Sistrunk visited Bethel Bible Village recently to learn more about how Bethel is helping children, teens and our community. She interviewed two teens about to graduate from our program with high school diplomas. Here is the story that aired on Channel 12.
Read the text version: Hixson, TN (WDEF) – Millions of American children struggle with emotional and behavioral issues every single day, which is why Bethel Bible Village offers help to kids who are spiraling out of control in our community.
“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 50-acre campus in Hixson. 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.
Thanks to Valeria for taking the time to visit our campus and tell our story.