Friday, October 5, 2012

How touching!

This was an awesome feeling watching this happen after Mason got done running in his Cross Country meet.  Here are three teenagers not afraid to get down on their knee and pray in front of all their peers.  God has done an amazing work in the heart and life of Mason.  We are very proud of the way he has grown up into a fine young man of God. 

Mason is doing very well this year in Cross Country has placed in the top 20 a few times and their team is possibly going to make it to state if they keep doing as well as they have been.  He loves to run and uses that to help deal with some of his frustrations. 

Please pray for Mason as he continues to run the race of life with perseverance.  Pray that he will continue to run this race marked out for him as a man of integrity not giving up even when the tough gets going.  Mason will be graduating mid - term this year from High School and he turns 18 the end of this month.  Mason is not sure on his plans yet for his future but is talking about going to school this winter for EMT and then possibly would like to go to Northwestern Christian School in Minnesota. 

Thank you for your prayers.....we at the ranch could not continue to run this race in ministry without all the prayer support that we get. 

God Bless you all!

I Corinthians 9:24 "Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize.  Run in such away as to get the prize."

Running the Race for HIM,

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Proud of this Birthday BOY!

 This young man just celebrated his 17th birthday with us here at the ranch.  Ryan has changed alot in the last two years.  He has grown into a fine young man and even this year we are seeing more good things happen at school.  We were starting to have some negative comments from a teacher and so we had a talk with him and he said he was going to change it on his own.  Michelle got an email today from this teacher that he is totally impressed with his change of attitude the last couple classes.  God continues to mold him and this we are grateful. 

The other day Ryan loaded this load of hay all by himself after school one day.  Jim says this is the biggest load any one boy has loaded at the ranch.  He was pretty proud of this stack of hay. 
Please pray for Ryan as he continues to grow into the man God would want him to be.  It amazes me how excited he gets when we have Bible Study in the evenings and how much he pays attention.  I'm thinking God is going to use this young man someday to help spread HIS word.  We love him and are excited to see what God is going to do in his life.

Isaiah 64:8 "Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand."

Serving HIM,