We’re continuing the interviews with our children at the Ranch, and today we want to introduce you to Danny, our sweet-loving kiddo who brings joy to everyone he meets. What is your favorite food? “Chicken nuggets! But I don’t eat the chicken nuggets at school because they’re gross!” What is your least favorite food? “Homemade…

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What is your favorite food?  Alfredo! (Fettuccine)   What is your least favorite food?  Mushrooms! How do you know if a mushroom is poisonous or not?  What is your favorite game?  Apples to Apples  What is your favorite animal? What is your favorite animal on the Ranch?  The cat family (lions, tigers, etc.) Panthers are my favorite. On…

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We’re continuing our interviews with our kiddos at the Ranch, and today we want to introduce you to Edith, our fun-loving teen who lights up a room when she smiles. What is your favorite food? “Steak! I love both steak and ribs, but if I have to pick steak is my favorite. Ribs are a…

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We have some awesome kiddos at Joy Ranch. It is our privilege to walk alongside and help them heal, grow, and mature into the amazing people God created them to be. You know them through the photos we share, but we’d like to introduce them to you individually over the next several months through an…

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We survived! School is officially over. I think it’s safe to say the last three months of school was a learning experience for everyone. We’ve all been stretched and grown, both as a group and individually. But now that school is over, what do we do? Our beach trip? Cancelled. Summer camps? Cancelled. Trampoline park?…

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Joy. This is a word we’re all too familiar with at Joy Ranch. Although we’ve understood the power of joy, it has come to have a much deeper meaning during this time of isolation and restrictions. Happiness is different from joy. It is based upon circumstances, but joy comes only from God and gives us…

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“The goat came back!” As odd as this may sound, this was a common phrase heard around campus all last week, and it was said with much excitement and more than a hint of shock and awe. We have a new Pygmy billy goat on campus. Everyone calls him something different, from Smoke to Reese…

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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…

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By: Dan Austin, Director As we approach the Easter celebration, it is going to be different this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. There will not be the traditional Easter worship services or cantatas. While I’m grateful for the virtual worship services, they just have a different feel than gathering with other believers/family. There will…

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