The Men of Renewal Ranch

First of all, I just have to say that I was NOT the photographer for these pictures. I got one of the residents, Josh, to take them for me. He is an incredible photographer having sold some of his work in the past.

Oops!  Looks like I lost one in class today.

Ummmmmmm............let's see now, Chase, would you just kindly lean over a little bit and

tap Bro. Loy on the shoulder?

Good job--now back to the lesson!
I didn't really say that but it seemed to go well with the pictures--smile!
He is also a very good sport about getting kidded--Love you, Bro. Loy!

And in his defense, he is one of our older residents and has had some sleep problems.  He is so kind and soft spoken--all the guys love him and look up to him so much.  He was due to graduate last Saturday but his daughter had some serious health issues and had to be hospitalized.  Of course he wanted to postpone his graduation to a date when she would be able to celebrate with him.

Michael, Dave, Shawn, Paul, Jordan and Tanner--

Bill, Michael, Dave and Shawn--

Doug, Billy Ray, Bill and Michael--

Cooper and Stephen--

Stephen, Ryan, Loy, and Chase--

and Trevor--somehow we missed Dustin but he got baptized this past Sunday night so I will put a picture of him then.  Sorry, Dustin.

I love the way they hang around after class messing with my stuff (sunglasses, etc.) and just generally having lots of fun.  This is Josh, Chase and Michael--

Our bunkhouse was built for six guys--then we decided to double them up in their bedrooms and we had twelve--Now the chapel, also the classroom that you see in this picture has now become home to about four and we have two sleeping on the sofas in the living room.

If you look to my right in the pictures above, you will see "mattresses."  That is what they are sleeping on and they are grateful for that.  Our program is FREE to all the residents--Jesus paid the price.

You can read more about Renewal Ranch here.

If you are a millionaire and would like to build a new bunkhouse for us, just email me and I can arrange everything or get someone who can.❤  Or if you just have $5 and want to share it, your gift is just as important❤❤ OR if you want to read about our guys and pray for us, your gift is the most valuable of all--the gift of prayer--thank you!❤❤❤

Love these men more than words can say.  Thank you Lord for the privilege of getting to share Your Word with them.

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