Just before Christmas, I received an envelope carefully addressed by one of our residents to “President Joy.” Inside was a folded piece of red construction paper. On the front of the card, a child had written, "Merry Christmas," and surrounded it with stickers of a Christmas tree and several Christmas stockings.
A sheet of white paper, carefully trimmed with pinking shears, was glued to the inside of the card. The message read, “thank you for Keeping are organization a Float.”
“are organization" is what got me. This is a child in care, in residential treatment, a traumatized precious soul. Yet, even with this pain, this isn’t just another place to him… it is OUR organization. He has ownership, responsibility… he cares that we are here for him… together this place is OURS.
And, because of your prayers, love, and support, this is your organization, too. Thank you for all you do to keep us “a Float.”
In His love,
Joy Ryan, President/CEO
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch
Every week, children come to the Ranch who have endured unspeakable pain, crushing academic failure, abandonment, or abuse. You can share hope with a child who has been broken and hardened by their tough life experiences and bring them healing in Jesus. Become a Honeycomb Partner today, and your monthly gift will ensure boys and girls at the Ranch find healing, overcome serious psychological challenges, succeed in school, and give them the chance to meet Jesus and know His love, grace, and forgiveness. To find out more, click on the link above.
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