To provide an environment of social, physical,
educational and spiritual support for
children in need.
To develop their abilities and interests, and encourage them to reach their maximum potential as they mature.
To ultimately build several permanent homes on the ranch where children can live for extended periods of time with the support of dedicated houseparents and staff.
CHANGE IS ON THE WAY
How many of you sense that the changes over the past twelve months have been worldwide, have been dramatic, and have brought about permanent changes? Between Sheltering At Home, the directives toward computers being the lifelines in relationships (zoom, Facebook), that conversation is centered on a disease, and inflammatory presentations around those issues are unceasing …. I think these changes are permanent. But these changes, permanent as I see them, are not without purpose and not outside the perfect plan of our Redeemer.
The Children’s Ranch is undergoing a change. For the first time, we are at an extended pause. We can consider the pandemic as being the reason for the lack of potential house-parent application interests. While we are still actively recruiting, we have set forth to make some changes to the property. We are going ahead with the physical improvements that were begun. Primarily continuing to upgrade the Workman’s Accommodation Area (the WAA , pronounced WAY). The WAA will adequately park up to twelve RVers while they work on Ranch building projects. The first folks to take advantage of the WAA were our friends Jonas and Jaclyn. They were willing to set up their unit and see how the demographics work. Their on-the-ground experience was a big help in the tactical aspect of living day-to-day on that section of the desert. We anticipate that the SOWERS will soon be following in the Schrock’s steps. SOWERS = Servants On Wheels Ever Ready. Once the electric is up and running, they will set up a plan and dates to come and help. The Electric coop here shows the one electrician had a friendly wave for us. That coil on the truck is the line!
Other changes are upgrades to the inside of the El Caballo Blanco. Our dear volunteer Don Boisvert from New Hampshire, along with other men who would lend a hand when time allowed, renovated the youth bathroom. This entailed removing the old tub/shower combination, taking up the toilet, removing the flooring, fixing the leak, then installing the new tub/shower, laying new tile, and then reinstalling the toilet. That might not sound like a big, big job ….but it is the type of project that takes several days to complete. Such a job would not have been possible if the home had children in it. So now is the time to get ‘er done. Daina and Kathy are going to paint the walls to give it the finishing touch of freshness. You can see the gold paint that
they have in mind. When the whole thing is done, you will see it — maybe in June’s Tidbits.
Thank you, dear volunteers for your help. As Kathy says, “they are invaluable”.
Indeed, just as she and Daina are. What a team!!
Here is the best change of all: Phil 3:20 and 21
For our conversation is in heaven, from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ
Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.
Be encouraged, dear friend.
Just an end of the year reminder, All the King’s Horses Children’s Ranch is a “Qualified Charitable Organization”. This allows Arizona residents to direct a portion of their taxes to qualified organizations for a dollar-for-dollar tax credit. More information can be found at https://azdor.gov/tax-credits/contributions-qcos-and-qfcos. Our QCO code is 20129
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