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Terri Sortor - Gift of Life Insurance

Terri Sortor - Gift of Life Insurance

It was the late 1970's and my life was changing rapidly—some parts for the better and some not. I was the consummate family-gal and homebody and moving 900+ miles away from family was one of the biggest challenges of my life. But young wives follow their husbands to new jobs and new lives, don't they? The whirlwind of change didn't stop there, though, and it wasn't very long after that I found myself alone and on my own for the first time in my life. Way, way back then, most young gals lived with mom and dad until they married—and my parents even discouraged outside employment in favor of preparing to become a wife and mother. So my life became something which I never anticipated, and to say I was unprepared is an understatement. In fact, the only constant during that tumultuous time was my faith. Since my childhood, I have been keenly aware of residing firmly in the palm of God's hand. That allowed over time for each painful ending to ultimately give way to new and happier beginnings. For the gift of faith and God's protective care, I am both humbled and grateful.

When I became employed by the Diocese of Colorado Springs in 1983, a new and innovative expression of stewardship was brought to my attention: a life insurance policy where I could be insured and the diocese could own the policy. What a novel way for someone of humble means to leave a legacy—and a cash legacy no less—in gratitude to God for so much grace and mercy through life! So, a simple $50,000 policy will some day have far greater value and will support the ministries of Holy Apostles Parish and the Diocese of Colorado Springs so much more than I would have the means to otherwise offer. Leave it to God to provide such means to continue His presence in the world!

Terri Sortor
Director of Human Resources
The Diocese of Colorado Springs


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