Dear friends and supporters,
We often hear this Ranch referred to as a place of miracles, and it is true. God has answered so many prayers across the years in ways that only He could – from the earliest provision of the land and donation of the buildings, to the amazing team of people God has brought to nurture and train these children who are loved by God. Watching God change lives is exciting. This is a place of miracles! But the miracles are not just happening here.
Even as God “brings people here” to be part of our team, God “keeps people there” to play vital roles as well. Adrian Saxon has a vital ministry serving families in inner city Atlanta. She ministers faithfully to those who need Jesus. She also recognizes certain children who have great potential and would benefit from a fresh start. in recent years she has referred several students to St. Andrew’s School at Wears Valley Ranch. Three of them are currently thriving here. One of them recently submitted a prayer request that read in part, “Please pray for me, my family, my brother…recovering from getting shot… the persecuted church and that I can be more like Christ and do what he calls me to do with an obedient heart.” We need more friends like Adrian who will help hurting families connect with this place where miracles happen.
Many of you are part of the miracle through your prayers and generous gifts. From the start we have depended on the faithful prayers of God’s people. Several hundred friends have told us they are committed to praying for us every day! That explains the miracles; God answers prayer! If you are not in a position to help us financially you can certainly help us in prayer. Please pray for our students and staff as we depend upon God to do what only He can, providing the resources, healing deep wounds and changing lives with His love and power. And let us know that you are praying, it will encourage my heart!
And for those who are not called to come and work here, would you please help those who are? Every gift is significant. We need as many of you as are able to step up and help us. Some of our former donors have graduated to heaven. Many others are now retired and on a reduced income. Whatever you are able to send will help. This really is a place of miracles, and all who pray and all who give are a part of the miracle too!