Playground Project

Playground Upgrade!

Wow!! Fabuloso!! Those are the bilingual expressions to use when you come and see our upgraded playground set. What a blessing for our kids. We had the ribbon cutting ceremony and a short but very important “speech” emphasizing how God shows His love to each one of us at Rancho Santa Marta through the love offerings from our supporters.

The children know that the funds to buy the playground set was from the memorial offerings for Angelina and that same love shown in her memory is also applicable to each one of them. God loves them and is His desire to bless them. Thank you for being part of that blessing. It was a super moment to celebrate life!!

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Thank you for helping us provide a new playground for the kids at the Ranch!

We’ve partnered with Pathways Community Church and Kids Around the World to build a new play structure at Rancho Santa Marta. Pathways Community Church in Santee, CA will be raising the funds and providing the labor to install the new structure. Kids Around the World is an organization that works with playground manufacturers, Parks & Rec Departments and School Districts to locate the highest quality playgrounds that are set to be removed and replaced in the United States. They are gently disassemble and completely refurbished down to the last bolt. These playgrounds are then ready for years and years of future play at a fraction of the cost of new playgrounds.

Why is a playground important?

The existing Ranch playground is over 30 years and is very tired. It’s made of wood and much of it has degraded considerably. A new Kids Around the World playground will be a welcomed change for the kids at the Ranch.

The Ranch has 40 children living full time at it’s orphanage and 250 students enrolled in the K-12 school. The playground is used everyday. It’s a highlight of the day for the kids. Play is important to them and impacts their lives. Play opens doors, drops barriers, expands minds, and heals wounds. All of these benefits are very much needed at the Ranch.

Our Goal: $20,000

What will the new playground look like?

Here are some examples of what the new playground could look like.

If you would like to donate to this cause, you can click the donate button below. Be sure to specify Playground Project when you donate! Thank you! 

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Special Deliveries

Due to the pandemic, it has been difficult to buy bulk items for the ranch houses both in San Diego and in Ensenada, MX. Stores are limiting certain items in order to discourage hoarding and to allow these items to be available for more people. The problem we have and what stores do not understand (or other shoppers for that matter) is that we are buying groceries for over fifty people. We need certain items in bulk and some of those items are limited. Flour, rice, beans, and fish are some examples. Jim and Rhonda Bauer from Redding, CA asked how they could help in that situation and they were able to order items from both Costco and Walmart and have them delivered to our El Cajon office. From there we are able to transport the food to the Ranch. If you would like to join them in these special deliveries, send the items to our office with this name and address:

Bethesda Teaching Ministry 8000 Shir Mar Pl.
El Cajon, CA. 92021.

If you have any questions call our office at 619-258-1358. If possible, have the deliveries set up to arrive on weekdays. Our website has a complete list of food and other needs. Thank you for participating and thank you to Jim and Rhonda for initiating these care packages.

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