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Grace’s Story

Summer Programming Conclusion Today wraps up our final session of summer programming for the youth that we serve. We are already planning for and looking forward to the next season. Around the corner are monthly leadership retreat weekends, after-school equine…

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Story of Week Six

Leadership development and team building are two integral components of what The Ranch instills in the youth that attend our summer and year-round weekend sessions. One way that we teach team building and communication skills is through a high ropes…

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Story of Week Five

Making a Difference Our fifth session of summer programming this week has been one where we have had to rely upon the Lord for strength. He never fails us. We feel so blessed and privileged to serve the youth that…

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Spiritual Retreat Week

Greetings from The Ranch! We hope all of you had a wonderful day with your families and friends celebrating Independence Day on Wednesday. Our staff will be experiencing a spiritual retreat today through Sunday before youth show up for the…

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Story of Week Four

We had 119 students on site this week along with leaders and 16 mission team members that graciously came to serve at The Ranch. Our reach was 24 communities throughout the state of Iowa with a focus on the Central…

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Story of Week Three

Week 3 has been a week full of transformation. We have had the honor of serving 102 youth ages 8-12 from the Quad Cities region this week!! We are very excited to establish a relationship with these 8-12 year old’s…

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Story of Week Two

Week two of summer programming has been a successful one and so many youth at risk were served from specifically Des Moines and Central Iowa region this week. One hundred children, ages 8-12, along with all of our young leaders…

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Story of Week One

The first week of summer programming has been such a rewarding one. With 125 students ages 13-18 on site, The Ranch is bustling with activity. The young leaders we have this week have been going through meaningful rotations and listening…

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Shindig Recap and Summer Launch

Shindig Recap We are so incredibly amazed and blessed by God’s faithfulness and your ongoing generosity at the Wild About the Child Shindig at the Stine Barn on May 5. Thank you to each and every one of you that…

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