I started using drugs at age 9, and by the time I was in high school I was dealing them. Eventually I turned to stealing and ended up in prison. It was there I found true freedom in Christ. On June 7th, 2010, I got out of prison and went straight to FreedomWorks. That first week, while volunteering at a food distribution site, I met Lori. I graduated from FreedomWorks in 2011 and later that year Lori and I were married. I am proud to mention that George Lang was my Best Man.

We moved to Idaho. There Lori discovered God’s calling for her life while volunteering at a Christian pregnancy resource center (PRC). Christian PRC’s work with women who have nowhere to turn. They encourage women to turn towards the Lord and away from abortion. There were no centers in our region, so, in 2014 Lori helped start Hope PRC to serve our area. What a difference it has made in the valley! I would be doing a disservice not to mention that Hope PRC is funded 100% by donations and could always use help in this area. Their email address is https://idahopeprc.org/

Their mailing address is P.O. box 71 Kellogg, ID 83837.

Six years ago, Lori struck up a friendship with a 5-year-old girl who was locked out of her house all day while her parents did drugs. One day, social services talked with Lori about fostering the child. Lori called me, asking if we could take the necessary classes, and I immediately said “Yes!” However, I wondered if my past felonies would affect us doing so. But my background checks cleared, and we became foster parents. Our role was to care for her until the bio parents recovered sufficiently to take her back.

A while later we got a call to foster three siblings: Alijah (6 months), Malachi (3 years), and Nikki (5 years). We said “yes” and traded our jeep for a Minivan! A few months


later we got a call for a special need’s child, Carter (8 months), who is autistic. He wouldn’t respond to anything and would cry day and night. It was rough, but we fell deeply in love with him, just as we had the others. To make a long story short, the bio-parents did not work out their issues. So, we adopted all four children a few months ago. I took a position as the Donor Services manager of Goodwill Industries. The pay was less than my old job of driving semi-trucks. However, with only 40-hour work-weeks I am able to spend more time with my wife and children at home. The children, now ages 4, 4, 6, and 9, are doing great! They’ve settled into good routines and are dearly loved by us and by God! It is amazing how wonderful life can be when God is first! I promise you that if you listen to what God tells you, you will be blessed more than you could ever imagine! With that said, I want to thank you, because your support, made it possible for me to get a foundation at FreedomWorks to build a new life.

– – Terry, Alumni