I love everything about Christmas, the music, traditions, sights, sounds, and most importantly, the opportunity to share the story about the greatest gift we will ever receive; and that is the gift of God's Son, Jesus.
Each Christmas we give gifts, and most of us find more joy in giving than receiving. We love to see the smiles and reactions of the friends and loved ones who receive our gifts. I have personally experienced the screams, laughter, and giggles of happiness when Ranch kids receive their Christmas gifts—many of whom have never received a Christmas gift. And, even though I wasn't the giver, I felt the joy on behalf of each of you who make this possible through your ongoing support.
As we prepare to celebrate Christmas with our kids, I invite you to make Christmas brighter for a child at the Ranch with a gift from our Christmas catalog. If you have already made your selections, thank you! If you didn't receive the catalog in the mail, we've created a safe and secure way for you to make your selections online. Just click here, Christmas Catalog.
As much as we love to give gifts and bless others, the most important gift we give year-round, through our Spiritual Life Program, is to point our kids to the greatest gift of all—Jesus Christ.
Our spiritual life team does an awesome job of encouraging, challenging, and nurturing our kids. That is so important because many of these kids have been told God is the reason bad things happen to them. Others came from families that didn't talk about faith, let alone Jesus.
Please join others in praying for our precious kids and our spiritual life team as they share Jesus with our kids.
Thank you and God bless you!
Tim Unsinn, Senior Development Officer
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch
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Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a Christian residential treatment and educational center for children and their families. We help the most troubled, complicated, and amazing kids by providing best-in-class psychiatric therapy and trauma-informed care, where we look kids in the eye, walk with them, and help them become their best selves.