Some of the Lights of My Life


My husband and I are at a fishing resort in Mountain View with the men from Renewal Ranch.  The resort has been here over fifty years and really needs a lot of tender loving care.

We came for a week last year and again this year--as an act of service to the lovely people who own and run this place.  One of the volunteers at the Ranch has been coming here every year for over 30 years.  He knew of the need and arranged our trip.

The hours that our men work and all they do would literally cost a small fortune and this is a way we can give back for all the support we get from the community.



Chance and Jacob having a little fun!




My husband, Larry, and James





Brendon


Dean




Jason 




Jason and Chance



One of our graduates, Chris




Jacob, Stephen and Nick




Chad




Daniel




Jerry, one of the volunteers at Renewal Ranch 


The view across the White River from where we are staying.




A little study time for class next week--




The guys are working so hard and accomplishing so much while we are here--from replacing railroad tie steps leading down to the dock, to reroofing an outbuilding, to trimming lot and lots of trees and bushes, to painting the screened in porches on nine units to general clean up--they did a he-man amount of work.  So proud of the work God is doing in their lives and their sweet attitudes.



The deck behind the restaurant where I did some studying.



Chad, Jason and Chance




Ronnie





Cooper and Ronnie






Cooper and Ronnie
Cooper is also a recent graduate and is a bunkhouse leader.




Daniel




Stephen 




Jordan and Nick



A
Jeff

Oh, how we love the men of Renewal Ranch.  It is my prayer that God will keep His hand and His spirit upon this place so that men will continue to have their lives restored through Christ.  What an awesome privilege to get to be a small part of the great work God is doing in the hearts of these men.  Thank you, Lord!





Some of the scenery the guys who went fishing in the evenings got to see.
Pictures taken by Jerry James.
My apologies to Ernie and Shawn.  I couldn't find them when I was taking pictures so will have to update the post later with their pictures.

© all photographs and text property of Dianne Hogue unless otherwise noted






Comments

Nancy said…
Oh Dianne, I remember when you went last year and what a blessing it was to all the men..

God is certainly using you and Larry in a mighty way in the lives of these men and I know you will have many jewels in your crown when you get to meet Jesus face to face.

God Bless and protect you sweet friend....
DeAnn RSOwife said…
I enjoyed all the photos and it was sure good to see you again. They did an awesome job and have the place looking great!
elizabeth said…
Wonderful photos! Joy radiates out of the faces!
Love that book by Dutch Sheets. :)
what a gorbeous spot for renewal! i prayed
for each of them men as i scrolled down.

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