Christian music group DPB came to the Ranch to put on a concert for our kids recently. But one of our girls, Alicia, didn't want to go to the concert.
She'd been led to believe some pretty awful things about God by people who hurt her deeply. We encouraged her to give it a try. She decided to go and ended up staying for the whole show.
After the music, Alicia clapped enthusiastically, and then put her head down and broke into tears. She had truly been touched by the music AND the message. Alicia wondered if she could talk to the musicians. She actually shook as she approached the stage.
Later, she asked one of our team members, "Is that really possible?" — meaning the healing, forgiveness, and hope the group sang about. Her therapist assured her it was and asked if she wanted to talk with one of our chaplains. Alicia agreed and continues to investigate God and His love.
Pray for Alicia and other Ranch kids who are hearing, maybe for the first time, about a loving God who wants to bring them new life.