“When I was four years old, issues with my family made me believe that my father did not love me. I thought I wasn’t important,” said Bighorn, recalling her childhood.

From that point on Bighorn pushed her father away, believing he didn’t matter. “If the enemy can separate you from your earthly father he can pull you away from your Heavenly Father.”

At the age of 17, Bighorn’s mother passed away from heart failure. crushed, Bighorn turned to drugs and alcohol for comfort.

Now 42, Bighorn has been in and out of treatment centers, jails and prison. “Through it all the Lord was always trying to reach me and He would at times.”

After prison, Bighorn came straight into Teen Challenge. “God has truly been blessing me through this program. The most important thing He’s taught me is the power of prayer. I will serve Him for the rest of my life. Praise God! My best days are ahead of me!”

Janice completed the full year Teen Challenge program on March 29, 2012. Janice was then accepted to attend Teen Challenge Ministry School at Minnesota Teen Challenge. We are grateful for our partnerships with other Teen Challenges.  Together we are re-building lives. Congratulations Janice!