Wednesday, October 21, 2015

2015 Beard Family Fall Furlough Review


11 Churches Visited

6 States w 4 kids under 9 years old

4,000+ air miles / 4,000+ van miles / ~193 bike miles (+9,600ft in elevation gain)

Watch Jon teach/share his furlough message from
2 Corinthians 2:14-3:6 at Calvary Chapel Yuma, AZ
on September 20, 2015.


Two NEW churches, with a possible third, have committed
to short-term missions trips to the Ranch in 2016.

One faithful supporting church has committed to send their
second short-term team in three years

Two pastors are praying about visiting the Ranch in 2016
 with hopes of sending a short-term team in the near future.

One young woman has committed to a 3-month internship for the Winter of 2016 and a second for the Fall of 2016.

All is well with Oscar, Ilsy, Lissye & the animals back in Honduras!
Oscar continue to meet with the soccer boys and Ilsy will be starting trade school in November.
 (Ilsy's brother & our night guard, Kelvin, is healed up and back on the job, as well!)

All our furlough traveling expenses were covered by many generous gifts!

God is faithful!

Blessed & Ready to Rest!

PRAY for provision/donations to reach our goal to build a much needed staff building. (Current staff are living in the ministry house and we have two interested interns!) We estimate the cost to be $40 grand.

PRAY for new monthly financial support for RO4Y.

PRAY for our remaining Sabbatical in the States to be fruitful in our own individual walks with Christ, our marriage and our family time. We will be staying with Marillyn's parents, Wayne & Brooke Goranson.

PRAY for the kids and Lucinda as they start up homeschooling.
(Lu lives a few blocks from Marillyn's parents. PTL!)

We're looking forward to our first US Christmas in 7 years...
Do I dare "dream" for a white Christmas???


We are indebted to the Body of Christ for their out pouring of love
& excited to invest in our Sabbatical time and grow in Jesus.

Blessings / Bendiciones!

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!!!