A Path to Becoming FreedomWorks Staff

A Path to Becoming FreedomWorks Staff

Anthony arrived at FreedomWorks last September.  Right away after joining the Reentry & Aftercare (R&A) program, Tony was volunteering around the facility, helping Larry Knox, our facility lead, in any way he could.  And wouldn’t you know that the...
Embarking into Marriage

Embarking into Marriage

Grogan, we will call him G for short, entered into FreedomWorks sponsored lodging program with PIR.  Towards the end of his treatment he approached me about coming up to the R&A floor saying, “I want what you and Marlin have.” His words blew me away. ...
A Journey from Shame……..to Glory

A Journey from Shame……..to Glory

On September 11th the nation remembered it’s 20 year journey since the fall of the Two Towers.  That date marked another significant journey for some of our participants.  A group of 11 participants, staff & volunteers went to Huron South Dakota, thanks to...
Moving Forward in 2021

Moving Forward in 2021

As of mid April, 2021 we have 140 participants in five individual program areas. The heart of our program is found in Christian development spread throughout the Reentry and Aftercare (Christian Discipleship model), Treatment, Supportive and Independent Living.  We...
WOMEN & CHILDREN ON CAMPUS

WOMEN & CHILDREN ON CAMPUS

In the early summer of 2020, a key “Live in” Recovery Coordinator, Marlin Meszaros informed me he was planning on marrying Erin Carrol (fiancé) in October and desired to maintain his status in the Individualized Program Area (IPA). After much prayer and reflection, I...
Freedom at Work

Freedom at Work

Jared arrived on the FreedomWorks campus in August of 2019.  Since arriving on campus, Jared has not only used his work ethic and skill in our building remodel, but also has been a stable example and proponent of our community.  Jared says that “FreedomWorks is a...
Loss, Love & Legacy

Loss, Love & Legacy

The FreedomWorks family both grieves and celebrates the homegoing of one of the Lord’s precious servants and most vigorous warriors in HIS Kingdom.  Joseph Cornelius Sutton was called home at the age of 62 on March 1, passing away peacefully in his home.  Joseph is a...
Setting our Eyes on the Promises

Setting our Eyes on the Promises

2020 came with its own unique challenges. The Covid-19 pandemic hit. All non-essential businesses, schools, and places of worship, including our programs, were shut down. My staff all scrambled to support the then 65 men on campus. As summer started, we felt the...
GIFT OF HOPE

GIFT OF HOPE

As I look back over 2020, the difficulties were real, but God’s Grace was present. Together we completed the Achievement Center renovations, providing space for 108 new participants in three additional programs. Praise God, because we now have licensed drug and...
GIFT OF LOVE

GIFT OF LOVE

Covid-19 has disrupted many of our programs and events. We cancelled the spring and fall fundraisers that would have provided support needed to fund the remaining building renovations, seed money for us to hire new staff to support the 100 men now living on campus,...