We asked the children who went to camp at Youth Haven Ranch to write thank you notes to the camp.  Here is what a few of them had to say:I liked the champel [chapel] and the gim [gym].  And also I liked talking about Jesus and God.Thank you for camp so we can visit you…

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Penelope Burk, philanthropy expert and president of Cignus Applied Research, recently noted: “One of the interesting differences between actively religious donors and all others is that even in an economic downturn, they tend to stay loyal to causes.  They take down their purchases to support their philanthropy. They volunteer more, and volunteer more in positions…

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This is a group of campers at the end of the week (last Friday):     And this is a group of campers at the start of the week (yesterday):   Please pray for the 7 campers above; none of them have ever been to Youth Haven before and so were a little nervous when they…

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This morning our interns took 8 campers to Youth Haven Ranch for some summer fun.  I still find myself occasionally thinking of it as “Youth Heaven,” as one little guy who went to camp there used to refer to it.  It’s not heaven, but it’s a great place on earth for kids to begin a…

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Aim Right’s fleet is minus one as of today.  Our 1992 bus had reached the point of being quite pricey to keep in running order, and God provided a local buyer for it.  If buses could talk, though, I’m sure this one would have some stories to tell — of long treks to Colorado for Teen Camp, of multiple taggings…

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At some point during the course of Vacation Bible School preparations, someone felt compelled to tape this outside my office door:     The pace of VBS is such that I know why we don’t keep it up all summer long, but I must confess that now that’s over, I miss…. – the singing (The…

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Colby put together a video of Day #1 of VBS. Visit our Facebook page for more photos and updates.  (Actually, if you’re inclined to view both the left and right sides of this video, visit Facebook or youtube.  I realized the right side isn’t showing, and I’m not sure how to correct that at the moment).  

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“This is our winter.”  I overheard someone trying to explain to an out-of-stater how we view the hot summers here.  In other words, this is our yucky weather time.  You need a pot holder to touch your steering wheel, and a “break in the heat” is a 104 degree day versus a 112 degree day. …

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