Sunday, February 23, 2014

2014 - Weeks 5 - 7 Photo 'n Prayer Review


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
PRAY for the ladies as they adjust to living together: grace & peace!

Our newest, 3-month intern at RO4Y, Andrea, super-nanny!
PRAY for Andrea during her service at the Ranch,
 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!
PRAY for all of the RO4Y animals:
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.
PRAY for Oscar to continue to develop the heart, skills and disciplines of a pastor.

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
PRAISE for success with this year's tournament.
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.
PRAY for the Beard kids to blossom in skill & spirit.

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.
PRAY for Lucinda to have insight into the girl's lives both academically & spiritually.

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)


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