Author Archives: adminwildwood

Legacy of Leadership

At the Ranch for a retreat with his campus ministry, Scott listened as a full-time staff member described our summer program and the ways it changes lives of children. He learned about Cordell, who went from picking fights as a…

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Grieving Young Leaders

In an ordinary low-income Iowa neighborhood, a group of young boys found a book bag full of guns. One of the 14-year-olds brought the guns home to show off to his siblings. In an upstairs bedroom he twirled a gun…

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Mission Teams Making a Difference

In any given week, countless opportunities exist to bring hope and healing to children at the Ranch. Mission teams offer a practical provision, allowing us to deepen our impact in the lives of our students. We are indebted to these teams from churches and non-profit…

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Fishing at the Ranch

For each of the seven weeks of programming this summer at Wildwood Hills Ranch, we’ll be emailing a Story of the Week to keep you in the know of the transformation happening and what God is up to here at…

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The Tough Stuff

Three boys at the Ranch were slinging mud and taking shots at each other with their words. Our staff quickly diffused the escalating situation and sat down with the parties involved. One of the boys broke down in tears and told us he didn’t come…

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Healed and Healing

Last week, a staff member received a note from a student and it started with this:  Wildwood has changed my life! He went on to write that since age 8, he’s been coming to the Ranch. The first time he remembers being homesick as he…

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