Saturday, August 10, 2013

Newsito: Five Facts for our Furlough


RO4Y Fall 2013 US Tour Dates


The girls' home-schooling diploma ceremony.
Jon, Marillyn, Naomi, Tabitha, Tobias and Poema.

Wednesday, August 21                         Arrive in Minneapolis                                             USA

Sunday, August 25                   Evangelical Free Church of Britt                                Britt, IA

Wednesday, August 28                  Calvary Chapel Des Moines                     Des Moines, IA

Sunday, September 1                                      (open)                                                Phoenix, AZ

Wednesday, September 4                     Calvary Tri-City                                           Tempe, AZ

Sunday, September 8                                      (open)                                                Phoenix, AZ

Wednesday, September 11            Calvary Chapel Pacific Coast             Westminster, CA

Sunday, September 15              Calvary Chapel Cypress Espanol                  Cypress, CA

Sunday, September 22                         Calvary Chapel Yuma                                  Yuma, AZ

Sunday, September 29                Valley Creek Church                                        Flowermound, TX

Saturday / Sunday, October 5/6               Bloomingdale Church              Bloomingdale, IL

Saturday / Sunday, October 12/13        Calvary Chapel Morgantown         Morgantown, WV      

Wednesday, October 16                   Calvary Chapel Cedar Rapids                  Cedar Rapids, IA

Wednesday, October 23          Rancho Oasis for Youth          Ojojona, Honduras      

 While in the USA, the Beards can be reached at:
515-868-6725

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


Ilsy teaches the Word to the girl's study.
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)
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 are also finalizing paperwork regarding the purchase of a new 17 acre property. 
(Four times the size of our current location). Once the property is officially ours,
we will be collecting funds to improve the property and pay off our interest-free loan! 

 A large financial invest would be a major blessing. 

Please inquire about other financial needs,
including funds needed for a new ministry passenger van.

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. Phil 4:15 (NLT)



Calvary Chapel Cedar Rapids, one of many missions teams
(of all sizes) to serve in 2013.
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. 

The new property is very rustic and needs a lot of work to prepare us for the ministry season of 2014. The entry "road" needs fixing, more houses need to be built (one large house is on the property), electricity installed and animal stalls and fencing need to be constructed. We are hoping to accomplish these tasks November - December of 2013 to engage in "regular" ministry events in 2014.

          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)


Lucinda, our first full-time staff! Praying for more!

Chelsey our only 3-month intern for 2013. Praying for three or more in 2014!
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 Spanish speaking adult, a deaf woman and four children under the age of seven. 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.

          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)


Zoeva takes an afternoon siesta.
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!

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!!! 

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