Dear Pastor and Friends,
Enclosed is your copy of the June newsletter. So many things are happening here at the Ranch that it is hard to keep up with things sometime. One of the very important "things" that I have let "slip through the cracks" is thanking you for your faithful support of, and prayers for Reclamation Ranch and this preacher.
God has been good in giving me friends like you. Please know that I have been very thankful for every penny and every donated item that has been sent and I do not intentionally neglect to say thank you directly to you. I thank you for your patience with me and I am going to do my best in being faithful back to you.
A second "thing" that has sometimes slipped through the cracks is updating our mailing list with new address or name changes. If this mailing contains an error or if we need to add more information, please notify us one more time. There are new two very capable ladies, one working part time and the second volunteering, to get my office in order. (Please remember both of them in prayer for lots of patience with me!)
A second "thing" that has sometimes slipped through the cracks is updating our mailing list with new address or name changes. If this mailing contains an error or if we need to add more information, please notify us one mor time. There are now two very capable ladies, one working part time and the second volunteering, to get my office in order. (Please remember both of them in prayer for lots of patience with me!)
Again, thank you so much for your patience and your faithfulness to seeing this work continue. Please remember us in prayer as w continue to reach out to the hurting men and women.
Reclamation Ranch will soon be seven years old — August 9, 1990. June is always a special month for us here at the Ranch. My mentor, Lestor Roloff's birthday is June 28 and I started working for him at the Lighthouse on June 14, 1974.
As a matter of fact the fellow who drove me to Corpus Christi two weeks after graduation from Pensacola Bible Institute, Jim Mundy, is here working with us now. Jim was the bus driver for the Alman Brother Band but thank God, Jim got saved and spent seven years in Mexico and Honduras as a missionary. What a joy it is to have him here at Reclamation Ranch working with the men! Bro. Jim also works with our jail ministry, tape ministry and migrant workers outreach. Amen!
We also have Pastor Glen Taylor, a seasoned missionary and general contractor who has built over 400 houses, a number of which have been featured in "Better Homes and Gardens." Other members of the staff include: Terrijo Knight who heads up the landscaping department and has the grounds looking good and a garden going for fresh vegetables; Mrs. Marian Riley from Alabama and Mrs. Angela Harding from Lacy, Washington are the new staff for the ladies' home to open soon. Yes, we are busy here changing lives!
Thank the Lord also for the Terry Coy family. He and his wife, Debbie, and three children area real blessing. Terry was the first convert at Reclamation Ranch and has a burden to help others just as he was helped.
June 14, w will be graduating 15 men from the program. We have asked Dr. Brian Donovan to be our guest speaker that evening. We'll have seven young men attending Bible College this Fall!
As you can see, the Ranch outreach is growing...more staff, more lives changed. An as part of the growth, our support base needs to grow too. You, our dear friends and supporters, are doing more than just financing a physical work here on earth...you are seeing lives changed and souls reached for Jesus. Amen!
A call came in recently and a lady said, "Bro. Jack, my name is _______. I am dying of AIDS. I have a boy who is 18. Will you help my boy?" I said, "yes." She met me at a conference in Kent, Washington and we took him in. But the boy left shortly afterward. He called yesterday. "Bro. Jack, I'm sorry I left. Can I come back?" I asked him why he wanted to return and he said, "I love my mamma."
Yes, we work with all types. We had twelve calls in just the last three days from parents desperate to see their son have another chance to turn out right.
We are full right now and it hurts knowing we have to put these folks on hold. We are in the process of opening a 50 bed dorm but I'll tell you more about that in the July newsletter. But in the meantime we are doing all we can to get these young men the help they need.
Praise the Lord! A businessman from Macon, Georgia called this past week. He said, "I want to help you, Bro. Jack. What do you need?" I told him we needed a printer. Another businessman from Roy, Washington had sent a new 586 computer. Amen! But we needed a printer for it. This dear brother from Georgia sent the money to not only buy the printer but to pay off a $900 repair bill on the Suburban. Glory!
We need to hear from you. Remember to pray for us three times a day. Help us. Help them who have no direction in their lives.
On the untouched mission field,
There are constant and changing needs at the Ranch. These are just a few of the more pressing needs at this time. If you have something that you feel may be of use to us, please give us a call at 509 488-6614.
1. One 12 passenger van for the Ladies' dorm
2. 3 washer and 3 dryers
3. 2 pickup trucks
4. New bedding for the Men's Dorm (20 beds @ $40 each=$800.)
5. Furniture and new bunks for the new Boys' Dorm ($3500)
6. Copier - as soon as possible
7. Old Scofield Reference Bibles
8. Song books (Sword)
1. Praise the Lord, the new kitchen is all done thanks to some dear friends in Iowa.
2. We were able to purchase two vans. Glory!
3. Praise the Lord, a cabinet shop in Chicago donated $10,000 in new cabinets to be used in staff homes, dorms and new buildings!
4. And we especially thank the Lord for all our faithful supporters who make this ministry possible!
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