Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Define, Refine and Redefine!

Define:  to show or describe (someone or something) clearly and completely

  • Refine:  improve (something) by 
  • makingsmall changes, in particular 
  • make(an idea,theory,or method) 
  • more subtle and accurate.

Redefine:to reexamine or reevaluate especially with a view to change

Since the beginning of the Ranch, we have tried to describe/define the vision of the Ranch.  It has been on our heart for several years having boys live at the ranch in the long term program.  As years have gone on we have refined some things by making small changes.  In 2007 we felt God was calling us to add summer camps. He has continued to refine us and this ministry.  

Now we feel it is a time to redefine the ministry.

Is it easy? No.  Is it exciting?  Yes.  We are excited to see what God has in store for the Ranch.  He has provided for it and expanded it for 24 years.  Is HE closing the doors?  Are we closing the doors?  NO!  We will no longer be housing boys in a long term program.  However, we are reexamining and reevaluating this ministry, in the hopes that God will touch even more lives.  

Change:   to give a different position, course, or direction to

Change is not easy, it is hard.  Please join us as we go through this change.  It's almost like starting all over.  

In 1992, Jim and I were excited, we were scared, we were overwhelmed and we were trusting in HIM.  Again, in 2016, Jim and I are excited, scared, overwhelmed and trusting in HIM!  

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight."

Thanks for your continued support in prayer, God Bless each and everyone of you.

Laborers in Christ,