Monday, August 31, 2015

Rancho Oasis Testimony Video 2015

"The only letter of recommendation
we need is you yourselves. 
Your lives are a letter written in our hearts;
everyone can read it and recognize our
good work among you.
Clearly, you are a letter from Christ
showing the result of our ministry among you.
This “letter” is written not with pen and ink,
but with the Spirit of the living God.
It is carved not on tablets of stone,
but on human hearts."

-2 Corinthians 3:2-3 (NLT)

Testimonies are powerful!

They speak of God's work 
in our past & our present.

They remind us that the God of the universe cares about each one of us personally & they give us the courage to not give up the fight when "we grow weary of well doing."

Enjoy these RO4Y youth & staff while
they answer four simple questions:

What is your name?

How old are you?

What are you learning at Rancho Oasis?

How has God affected your life at RO4Y?



Blessings / Bendiciones!!!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

2015 Fall Furlough Schedule (5.5 Reasons to Be Back in the USA)


RO4Y Fall 2015 US Tour Dates

The Beards Stateside & blessed with "new" wheels:
1999 Town & Country with ~86,000 miles!!!



Monday, August 10                          Arrive in Minneapolis                                                 USA

Sunday, August 23                      Evangelical Free Church of Britt                                   Britt, IA

Wednesday, August 26                            Lake County Bible Chapel                            Ankeny, IA

Saturday September 5                     Calvary Chapel Des Moines                            Des Moines, IA

Sunday, September 13  CC Cypress (Espanol) or CC Pacific Coast*    Cypress/Westminster, CA

Wednesday, September 16                        Calvary Chapel Santee*                            Santee, CA

Sunday, September 20                              Calvary Chapel Yuma                                Yuma, AZ

Sunday, September 27                   Calvary Chapel Camp Verde                          Camp Verde, AZ

Sunday, October 4                       Calvary Community Church*                    Sumner, Washington

Sunday, October 11     CC Cypress or CC Pacific Coast*      Cypress/Westminster, CA 

Saturday/Sunday, October 17/18               Bloomingdale Church           Bloomingdale, IL

Thursday, December 31                     Rancho Oasis for Youth                        Ojojona, Honduras


* Details To Be Determined

 While in the USA, the Beards can be reached at:
641-843-8472

Ministry donation requests:
scrap-booking & card-stock paper, old maps, magazines, 100% cotton jersey t-shirts XL & larger, beads, cords, neckties and jewelry supplies; soccer cleats (sizes 6 - 9), shin guards; 3/4 guitars (child size); used (for trade school) or new, medium guitar strings; Spanish books (children's and Christian inspirational) for our library.


Oscar leads the U15 soccer team, Filipenses FC, in prayer.

Fact #1:  
To raise awareness of the ministry happening

          God’s Spirit is changing the lives of children, teens
and their families in the rural mountains of southern Honduras.

          Your friendship, partnership and prayers are critical for our success!
Will you join our support team?

          [Paul & Barnabas] called the church together and reported everything God had done through them. Acts 14:27 (NLT)



Taller CDP trade school students of 2015

Fact #2:  
To increase our financial support so we can influence more lives

          The Ranch has been blessed with consistent financial giving to cover all of our basic ministry needs. With more monthly support we can expand current projects that we have in the community to help with people's standard of living and mental/spiritual health, plus give us more in roads to communicate the Gospel.  The reality is that money is necessary to provide the services we offer to the youth of Ojojona and Tegucigalpa.

We moved onto our new 17 acre property in April of 2015. We will be collecting funds to improve the property and pay off our interest-free loan!
Major projects include new staff house, new fencing and finalizing several construction projects: the Beard's home/team meal hall, ministry house renovation, and the equestrian riding areas. 

 A large financial invest would be a major blessing. 

Please inquire about other financial needs.

We trust that God will provide for the ministry's needs;
Is He calling you to be involved financially?

You Philippians were the only ones who gave me financial help when I first brought you the Good News. Philippians 4:15 (NLT)





Brothers in the Lord, Jack from Texas & Oscar from Ojojona!

Fact #3: 
To call the body of Christ to come along side us
by organizing short-term missions teams

          The majority of the Ranch’s construction projects are completed by groups and the money & labor they put into the buildings. Completed projects mean more opportunity to share the Gospel. We've also expanded outreach to the community via VBS, community/RO4Y family construction projects, health seminars, a youth purity conference, rummage sales and special dinners. Teams have also joined us by participating in the regular scheduled events of the ministry week, like leading Bible studies and teaching new crafts.

So much construction as been accomplished in the ministry season of 2014/2015! 
Yet, so much is left to improve on this 17 acre property.

          We also recognize the dynamic spiritual change that can happen during a missions trip. Marillyn and I are serving as full-time missionaries because of our short-term experiences. 

It’s a kingdom building investment at the Ranch and in your life.
Is God calling you to invest a week or more of your life for His kingdom in Honduras this year?

The Holy Spirit said, “Dedicate Barnabas and Saul for the special work to which I have called them.” Acts 13:2 (NLT)



RO4Y full-time Honduran & North American staff

Fact #4:
 To recruit short-term (3 month) and long-term staff & families

          In the field, Rancho Oasis is one full-time North American staff, two full-time Honduran staff and a family of six that includes one and a three quarters Spanish speaking adults, a deaf woman and four children under the age of nine. We are stretched to the max and amazed at all that God is doing. We’ve seen God move even more when another adult or young person joins us in ministry. (We are praying specifically for someone to assist Marillyn with the animals & equestrian outreach.)

          Reality is we can’t accomplish what God has called us to do on our own.
God is preparing each one of us in the body of Christ to serve and advance His kingdom.
Will you test God’s faithfulness to you at Rancho Oasis?

God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. 1 Peter 4:10 (NLT)




Mountain vista from Rancho Oasis for Youth
with Honduras' capital, Tegucigalpa, in the distance.

Fact #5:
For some R & R: "Refreshment and Rejuvenation"

          10 months of ministry with all of its ups and downs can be invigorating to the soul, but draining on the body. The Beards are looking forward to reconnecting with friends and family, as well as enjoying time as a family!

After 7 years of living in Central America (2 years in Costa Rica & 5 in Honduras), we've decided to take a few extra months for a Sabbatical focused on family, fellowship and renewing our first love.

That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying,
our spirits are being renewed every day. 2 Corinthians 4:16 (NLT)


We look forward to seeing you this Fall!!
Keep these goals in your prayers!!!