Backpacks and Moving Mountains

Living under a pandemic one never knows how God will move people to support the ranch. With the new school year beginning and with news of online teaching recurring, we did not figure on the surprise that North Coast Church of Carlsbad had in store for our children and students. They announced to us that they were going to have another backpack and school supplies drive for us. In the former years they would have a collection site at their church that would run for three weeks; this year because of social distancing measures, they opened up the church for a drive-through backpack drive that would last only three hours. Should we be surprised that God moved and they received more backpacks during those three hours then they had from previous years of three weeks! Our children already have their new backpacks filled with pencils and paper ready to take on this new online school year. Thank you so much North Coast Church for being a blessing during these unpredictable times!!

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Feliz Navidad 2019

Christmas is such a special time for our children and the memories of last December 25 are still in their minds.  Most of our children have no contact with their parents or relatives so the only time they receive a wrapped gift is for Christmas and their birthday.  Gathering forty children/teens together to open gifts at the same time is an exhilarating experience!  The gifts that were sent were welcomed with open arms and smiling faces!  We want to thank the following churches, families and individuals who participated in blessing our children.  A huge thank you to:

  • Shepherd of the Hills Church
  • Calvary Assembly of God – Lomita
  • Rick & Diane Siegal Family
  • Allen & Becky Carlisle Family
  • Sarah & Mike Reilly & Friends
  • Friends of Friends for RSM
  • Gloria Perez of Upper Cervical Chiropractor of San Diego

Through your giving we had enough Christmas presents and birthday gifts for this coming year!

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Thank you, Hive Church 2020

Thank you, Hive Church, from the Corvalis, Oregon area for your sacrifice of spending Thanksgiving break and Thanksgiving Day here at the ranch.  We appreciate your love for this ministry: helping out on our projects and spending quality time with our ranch children.  You are part of the extended family.  

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Solar Update

The Santee Rotary Club along with Ensenada Rotarians have raised $32,070 of a $30,000 goal! Because of Rotary’s matching fund program, those funds will be more than doubled to allow us to invest in a solar system at the ranch. That is great news and we give the praise to God for this and the efforts of Allen Carlisle, member of the Santee Rotary club and his wife Becky who are avid supporters of our children at Rancho Santa Marta. There are a few infrastructure investments to be made at the ranch before we can begin laying out the solar panels but with those adjustments, we should be able to have solar power by summer time. Thank you for your contributions. This will help save at least 70% on our electrical consumption costs. Praise the Lord!!

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