Like people all across the world, Joy Ranch has been thrown into a time of uncertainty and social distancing. When this pandemic first started, we weren’t sure what to expect. Since learning schools were closing for the remainder of the current school year, staff at the Ranch have continually prayed one thing: “Lord, use this time to heal and restore. Grow us all into Your likeness more and more. May we see You in ways we never have before, and when this time is over, let us all see the good that You have done.”
Even though we are still in the midst of this historical moment, we can already see God graciously answering our prayers. Although we have times when we’re tired and ready for this quarantine to be over, our kiddos are growing by leaps and bounds. Though there is still work to be done and healing needed for past hurts and traumas, God is at work. We wanted to share some of our joy with you through pictures from the past month.
“Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” ~ James 1:2-4