Thursday, August 27, 2009

From Rust to Beauty... the Real Story behind our Beautiful Trailer

Most people would not recognize this trailer. When it was first brought to HIS Ranch it looked like a bucket of rust! Some brave souls, however, took the challenge last summer of grinding away the rust to reveal the shiny metal underneath. The two most vital workers on this project were Jennifer & Amber Rassi. Their hard work was much appreciated. They will recall the wonderful feeling that occurs after one has been grinding away for multiple hours. It is a vibration that doesn't go away when you hit the power button on the grinders.

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!
"He hath made every thing beautiful in his time:"
Ecclesiates 3:11a

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

White as snow!

Hooray! We got a filter for the fountain! As you can see above the water in the fountain pool became quite dirty over the last month or so. A couple weeks ago we got a sand filter and last week we hooked it up! As of right now we don't have enough pressure to make the fountain look pretty, but it is still nice!
As I am writing this post, I can't help but think of how dirty and unkept one can be with the multitudes of sin in their lives. Sometimes it is so overwhelming and seemingly hopeless! But just as our new sand filter cleaned out all of the dirt, rocks, and crud from the bottom of the pool, so Jesus can was us white as snow again. Just as a filter needs to be plugged into an electrical outlet to be productive and work, so we need to be plugged into the power of the Holy Spirit, God's Word, and our brothers and sisters in Christ! Only then can we truly be fruitful!
This is the last week for our full hours at HIS Ranch. Starting next week we will only be open in the afternoons. Not that we won't be working in the mornings!!! Thanks for all of your prayers!
"Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool."
Isaiah 1:18