David Hernadez

My name is David Hernadez, 

 

      I was addicted to drugs and living on the streets in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco. In August of 2015 Project 180 helped me get into a treatment program in Oakland. This page is about where I am today.

                                                      Thank you Project 180

Virgilio Davila in Puerto Rico 

           Virgilio Davila is one of the most dangerous places filled with drugs here in Puerto Rico. These kids have no choice but to live and grow up here, right in the middle of these gang filled areas. Their families do not have the resources to move to a safer environment. Outreach Puerto Rico and myself are making a difference for those kids and teaching them core values and giving them a safe place to enjoying playing some soccer. We bring hope and encouragement to these poverty striking communities.

Puerto Rico Outreach Event      

Puerto Rico Outreach Event

       When the people here know we are going to have our Outreach, they come early and form lines to eat and hear the word of God. This time it was me who brought the word of God, and seven people who were suffering from addiction and a broken heart came to know Christ. We here at Teen Challenge in Puerto Rico are so blessed to create a difference, just like Project 180 does in the bay area. We want to thank everyone for supporting us and programs around the world. Thank you to Project 180 for helping me get my life back, and for continuing to support me.

Christian Bilingual Academy     

Christian Bilingual Academy

      Here I am (left side) at the Christian Bilingual Academy in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. It was a great experience for me to share my testimony with these kids, explaining to them they don't have to make the same mistakes I did. Being able to share my strength, hope and be a positive influence fills my heart. I am so happy for the life I have today.

Outreach walking the streets      

Outreach walking the Streets

       Here I am sitting down with a USA Navy Pilot; he is a Veteran from the Vietnam War. He had made a choice to live on the streets. I listened to him for some time, one thing he told me I will never forget. He told me to share my story of drugs and shattered choices, and how God has transformed my life and made me stronger than ever. After hearing this I began to cry, for I knew he understood exactly where I had been just not too long ago.

Reach the Unreachable      

Here I am doing a group outreach in Puerto Rico. I get to teach what I have learned from working with project 180, and spread God’s love to the graduates of teen challenge so they may go out and do the same in the community.

Teen Challenge Chapel      

            Here I am in chapel praying for the teen challenge Bayamon students. I am blessed to share my testimony and give hope to those suffering just like Project 180 has done for me.

Outreach walking the streets     

Outreach walking the streets      

         This time we took our outreach to one of the most dangerous places here in Puerto Rico. This is a dark place, full of drugs and gang members, but God has mercy for all and allowed us to bring some medicine and food to these men and women.

           I was in pain and suffering with addiction for many years and I was thinking that I have to see everything in life. But I was wrong once again, it's not enough to see, now I understand more, I have to do something. Pastor Bernie Gillott and I desire to stay in the front lines and give back to those still suffering.