|Re-purposing old magazines has developed a whole line of beautiful,|
paper-bead jewelry from the artisan craft students.
PRAY for the students to be faithful to read their Bible lessons & prepare their assignments.
|Remember all those adobe bricks made last summer?|
With a little help from Juan and Tobias, they made it from Oscar's place to the new property.
PRAY for the short-term missions teams schedule for this season of ministry:
we have a team scheduled for February, March, May (family), June (tentative) and July.
|The U-12 team's first of two semi-final matches. |
The boys won with a total score of 2 - 1 and birthed a spot in the final for the second year in a row!
|When life hands you roosters (ones that crow in the early hours of the morning),|
you make soup! Chicken soup!
PRAISE for the help of faithful RO4Y supporters like Marillyn's parents,
Wayne & Brooke Goranson. (Pastor / Missionary / Rooster-slayer)
|The single women of Rancho Oasis for Youth:|
Lucinda, Ilsy and Andrea
|Our newest, 3-month intern at RO4Y, Andrea, super-nanny!|
especially that Poema would warm-up quickly.
|Pre-game plan and prayer.|
The U-12 boys lost the final match of two: 3 - 2.
(Not to shabby for a squad without substitutes!)
|Tobias decided to play king of the hill by himself at the local hardware store... he won, of course!|
|Daisy leads the RO4Y animal pack in R & R!|
that they would serve their purpose for the ministry, be healthy and be a blessing.
|Jon & Oscar working their way verse-by-verse through the Bible book of 1st Timothy.|
|Long-time friends from Unashamed Missions visit and purchase jewelry from the trade school students.|
Cynthia and Jack, pictured above, will be leading a family team of ~30 people to the Ranch in late June!
|Final prep talk before the big game. |
Never loosing focus on our goal to know Jesus, Oscar encourages the boys from the book of Proverbs.
|The U-12 boys take second place for the second year in a row!|
A hard fought second game ended in a 2 -2 tie, but we lost the championship on a cumulative score of 5 - 4
Many boys matured in their character and grew in their understanding of Scripture.
PRAY for Oscar and Jon as we continue to work with the boys in the off season.
|Flying kites with Papi at the Cruz de Chatarra (Junkyard Cross)|
|Photographer in training; Naomi learns her mother's craft.|
|Tobias oversees the digging of the foundation for our new home.|
PRAY for God's continue provision for the new property.
|Reading break on the porch - Lucinda, Naomi and Tabitha enjoy reading during school.|
|The girls share their math skills during our parent-student showcase.|
|Lucinda shares some of her insights with Mare on the girls progress.|
|POLLITOS!!! New baby chicks!!!|
|An "aerial" view of the ditches for the new homes foundation|
PRAISE for God's faithfulness to bring the right piece of land for the vision of Rancho Oasis!
|Karaoke was a little INXS for our Valentine's Day double-date!|
PRAY for the marriages of Rancho Oasis to grow in grace & love.
To the faithful you show yourself faithful; to those with integrity you show integrity.To the pure you show yourself pure, but to the wicked you show yourself hostile.You rescue the humble, but you humiliate the proud.You light a lamp for me. The Lord, my God, lights up my darkness. In your strength I can crush an army; with my God I can scale any wall.
Psalms 18:25-29 (NLT)