From July 2016


2/2 – Best day ever? “Hanging out with my best friend Ruby, having a sleepover, eating donuts and having a pillow fight.” – Emmy

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1/2 – “We’re twins and we have the same color hair. He has Down Syndrome, so he can’t talk like us, but he can say some words like numbers and colors. He loves to watch Elmo and eat Oreos. He likes to chase me and I hide. We have fun together. I love him. Maybe someday he can do stuff like we do.” -Emmy and Gabe, Spokane

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Caleb and Randy at HRC

3/3 – “As for a father, like my dad, a lot of these girls grow up and they are fearful of older men, because that’s all they know is that men hurt them. Men just want them for sex and they’re going to pay for it. For older men to let them know what a father really is – because so many fathers have completely bailed out and have not really been good fathers – when fathers come in and love on these girls and really treat them well, treat them like the princesses that God has created them to be, you see such a transition in their life and that is worth it.” –Caleb Altmeyer, HRC Ministries

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Caleb at HRC

2/3 – “I think that for the most part, our generation, guys, have made women into sexual objects and a whatever-feels-good-do-it mentality. They’re addicted to porn, and they don’t really understand that they’re getting their flesh need met at the exploitation of women. For me personally, I have a really big desire to change that and to let men know that they are supposed to be protectors not predators. They have a call to do what’s right and not what’s easy, and bring that back into what being a man is. There are a lot of people that have forgotten that that is why God created us, to be protectors, but we’ve just become predators. It just drives me insane. I think that just letting a woman know that is not what they were created for – what happened to them was wrong, and there’s so much more to their life, that there are safe men out there, there are men that are going to care for them and help them and take good care of them – just heals a woman’s heart and heals a daughter’s heart.” –Caleb Altmeyer, HRC Ministries

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Randy at HRC

1/3 – “From a father’s heart, it started with neighbor girls coming over and playing with my kids at an early age. You know, you move out, you lose contact. Well, 15 years later, I get a call…there’s a girl who wants to see you, she says she knew you. Well, she’s the neighbor girl who played with my children. She goes into this story that’s just out of this world. She was trafficked from the time she was little…When it really gets down to it, at the end of the day, why couldn’t she be your daughter? They take girls all the time, they’re at the wrong place at the wrong time, they just pick them up and take them. It’s not always that they are bad kids, and all of them leave. Some of them literally just get picked up and taken.” – Randy Altmeyer, HRC Ministries

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Helen downtown street CDA

“Half the time I didn’t know where I was. I remember trying to find a place to sleep on the street in between alleys. Just a lady and a shopping cart…a drunk on the street…It’s just amazing how my life has changed, and if it can happen to me, it can happen to anyone.” – Helen, Coeur d’Alene

Photo by James Bishop