Friday, December 18, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
"I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving."
Monday, October 19, 2009
The Welcome Center boardwalk ramp & Sid watching from the other side!
As people rolled into the fundraiser, Sheriff Sid was there making sure everything ran smoothly. He is after all, the official mascot of HIS Ranch!
On a more serious note, we were so blessed to have so many people support us in this year's fall fundraiser! Amazing coffee, great food, and even better fellowship was the order of the day! We welcomed many new and familiar faces to HIS Ranch and are very thankful for the Lord's faithfulness in providing funds! We raised over $5,000, and we are thankful for every penny of it! So, thanks to all who came as well as all who gave of their time & money! Praise the Lord!
Thankfully we were able to finish the board walk around the north & west sides of the Welcome Center before the fundraiser! The built-in ramp was a great asset for those in wheel chairs to have easy access into the Welcome Center. We were thankful to have each and everyone come!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
We appreciate your continued prayers! We are excited for the weekend and hope to see you then!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
We were so thankful to have Kyle Reinhard serve with us at HIS Ranch this summer! We are thankful for the hard work that he did! May the Lord bless him as he returns home to Indiana!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
All of their hard work paid off! Below are some pictures of the finished project! A beautiful, new looking trailer! However new it looks, there are some who know the true story behind! So thanks again for all the hard work put in by our volunteers both last summer and this summer past. We appreciate all of you! God bless!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Over the summer months HIS Ranch has had a lot of different volunteers. Sadly, this week marks the last week for most of our summer volunteers. How quickly this summer has gone! So many children were touched by the loving and caring actions of the summer staff! Above you will see Jennifer & Amber Rassi (affectionately called "Jamber") along with Rebecca Bolliger as they spend some of their last moments at HIS Ranch painting the doors.
Every job that was completed was appreciated! Every single shovel of dirt, every drop of sweat, every drop of blood, every shingle nailed down, every stall cleaned was greatly appreciated!
We often discuss at HIS Ranch how amazing it would be if we could see the fingerprints on the ranch of everyone who has prayed for, sent funds to, or worked at HIS Ranch. Thanks so much for your fingerprint! It is humbling and overwhelming at times to see how the Lord has worked to inspire, grow, and provide for HIS Ranch. Praise the Lord for all that He has done!
Monday, August 10, 2009
As the summer ebbs away, so do the children. Most schools start in a little over a week, consequently making this week some of the last lessons that we can spend with each child. Below is Kristi & Katie on their last day of lessons last week. They loved the time that they could spend with "their" horses Louie & Victor. It was a blessing to serve them! Thanks for coming out girls!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Last weekend HIS Ranch was blessed to have workers from a multitude of different places work on the roof and fireplace inside the Welcome Center. The majority of the workers were from the Evanston Bible Fellowship Church in Chicago. It was great to be able to see the progress being made on the Welcome Center roof! It is really shaping (no pun intended:) up into what we have dreamed it to be. The Lord also was so good in providing nice weather for the weekend to be able to work. Praise God! Randy Meyer once again blessed us with his masonry skills as he pieced together the corner behind the stove. The finished product definitely adds to the atmosphere of the Welcome Center. Thanks to all who helped, whether they are a regular volunteer or travelled many miles to help. You are greatly appreciated!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
During the morning of June 25, Java began to have her puppies. Although she didn't have 15 like we were predicting, she still did an amazing job! She is such a good mother, watching out for her 10 puppies. Above is a picture of the babies only one week old! How cute!
We would also like to welcome Caitleigh Rinkenberger and Emily Kieser to help at HIS Ranch for part of July. Jennifer & Amber Rassi are also welcomed to help for July & part of August. And last, but not least, Megan Kieser is welcomed to HIS Ranch to help for as long as God calls her here. Praise the Lord for willing hearts and able hands! We are thankful!
Jennifer, Caitleigh, Emily, and Amber work on prying away old caulking on barn.