Sunday, July 27, 2014

2014 Fall Furlough Schedule (5 Reasons to Be Back in the USA)

RO4Y Fall 2014 US Tour Dates

The Beard Family Six
L - R: Marillyn, Poema, Tobias, Naomi, Jon, Tabitha

Thursday, August 14                          Arrive in Minneapolis                                                 USA

Sunday, August 17                   Evangelical Free Church of Britt                                Britt, IA

Sunday, August 24                               Freedom Fellowship                               Kaukauna, WI

Sat. / Sun., August 30/31            Calvary Chapel Morgantown                   Morgantown, WV

Sat. / Sun., September 6/7               Bloomingdale Church                          Bloomingdale, IL

Sunday, September 14               Calvary Chapel Cedar Rapids                 Cedar Rapids, IA

Sunday, September 21                       Valley Creek Church                        Flowermound, TX

Sunday, October 12                     Calvary Chapel Des Moines                        Des Moines, IA

Friday, October 25                         Rancho Oasis for Youth                      Ojojona, Honduras

 While in the USA, the Beards can be reached at:

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); Spanish books (children's and Christian inspirational) for our library.

Oscar, our full time Honduran assistant, leads the soccer boys in a devotional.

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)

Ilsy & Marillyn with the Trade School Artisan Craft students.

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 finalized the purchase a new property for the Ranch in September of 2013.
(Four times the size of our current location). We will be collecting funds to improve the property and pay off our interest-free loan! Major projects include bringing electricity to the property, new fencing and finalizing the four large construction projects: the Beard's home/team meal hall, ministry house renovation, stable for animals, and new staff housing. 
 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. Phil 4:15 (NLT)

The barn-building crew from Calvary Chapel Des Moines!
One of many projects started at the new property this year!

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. 

So much construction as been accomplished in the ministry season of 2013/2014! The ministry house has been painted, the electrical wired, and a weak, sinking wall reinforced with concrete footing. Our home & space for hosting teams is nearly complete! The stable has been built with a few minor details remaining. Yet, so much 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 Staff
Lucinda (North American, 2nd year full-time),
Ilsy (Honduran, 1st year full-time)
Andrea (North American, 3-month intern)
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 eight. 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)

"Siesta, anyone?"

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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