We are not a twelve step program or a psychiatric treatment facility. We believe what mankind needs is found from Genesis to Revelations.
All new guests are on probation until further notice. During this time secular entertainment is prohibited. Bible study and a Bible history video library are the entertainment. Bible assignments are given daily. Note taking and testing is done on assignments.
Learning how to wake up in the morning and be productive is another focus on the ranch. If a man won't work, neither should he eat. (2 Thes. 3:10) New guests will learn and participate in caring for the animals and raising our own food. When a group of men from different walks of life live together, eventually character defects come to the surface. Our unconverted nature tends to show itself during these times. This is when we have individual and group discussions to learn how to handle these situations. Discussing these encounters teaches us how to resolve conflict, how to handle our anger and emotions, how to accept that others have problems just as we do, how to love each other through our differences, how to love as Messiah loves us, how to communicate with love, how to pray for each other etc.
Our immediate plans are a dormitory classroom that will house twenty to thirty men. We are already making plans and hope to get that started soon. We also are planning to create jobs for men who can't find work because of their past. We have already secured a pressure washer and landscaping equipment and we hope to start that next spring. Also, as the ministry grows, we expect job positions to become available.
As of the writing of this post, my plate is full. I have a full time job that is very taxing on me mentally and physically. In what little spare time I have, I run this full time farm ministry. I do have the men taking care of the farm, but I still have to manage operations, manage animal movement, pick up feed and groceries, do deliveries, customer relations, advertisement, two Facebook pages, this website, prepare messages, sermons and studies, conflict resolution and preaching every chance I get.
I'm not complaining, I can do all things through Messiah who strengthens me. In my weakness his strength is perfected. I just take it in stride. I just look forward to the day when I can do this passion of mine full time. I so desire to be home tending to the ministry, teaching classes, counseling more and overseeing operations. I know in my heart that big things are in store. He hasn't brought me this far for nothing.
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