Tuesday, March 5, 2013

I ----- LOVE------ YOU!

Dear Friends in Christ,

Leviticus 19:34 The Message (MSG) “When a foreigner lives with you in your land, don’t take advantage of him. Treat the foreigner the same as a native. Love him like one of your own. Remember that you were once foreigners in Egypt. I am God, your God.”

When we take these boys into our home we love them like one of our own.  We could not show these young men love if it wasn’t for all the support we get from people like you.  Thank you for giving us the opportunity to show these young men the love that they need. 

Even the horse was trying to tell Andy..I LOVE YOU!
How easy is it for you to say “I  — love — you?”  One of the boys that lived with us for 3 1/2 years struggled to say these words.  I, Cathy, every night told him those three words before he went to bed but he never responded.  The week before he was going to leave the ranch I told him, “Andy, you have one week to learn how to say those three words.”  Then the last three days I did the count down and because our God is a BIG God on the last day Andy didn’t just say...Ioveou (I love you) real fast.  No he said, “I ...LOVE…. YOU, Cathy!”  I was so glad to hear those words come out of his mouth because that told me that someday he was possibly going to be able to tell his future wife and his kids those three words.  Well the other day he wrote this on my facebook wall:  I love you ...this is Andy.  He also wrote on his own wall a while back….Jim Fry I love and I will call you daddy.  This same young man asked us if he could get married here at the ranch  October 2013 down at the camp ground.  His fiancĂ© also asked Jim to walk her down the aisle.  Is our God a Big God or what?  Not only are we able to love on these boys but also extend it to their families. 
Andy loved to ride the horses!

Thank you again for sacrificing and giving to this ministry, may you be blessed after hearing this one story of many, for your obedience to give.

Serving HIM,