Parkway Church of Christ Donates School Supplies

We received the sweetest letter and box of school supplies from Parkway Church of Christ (Allentown, PA) in August and wanted to share what they sent. “Dear Joy Ranch, Parkway Church of Christ’s VBS Program, again this year, sponsored Joy Ranch as our mission. We had about 45 unique kids come to our Maker Fun…

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Christmas in July Event Held July 28

Story by Shannon Watkins, Galax Gazette (July 31-August 1, 2017) Galax Health and Rehab held its quarterly benefit, appropriately themed “Christmas In July,” on Friday afternoon. Festive and bright, it involved holiday decorations, a cookie contest – and a whole lot of presents. “This time we decided to do it for Joy Ranch,” said Director…

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Chesterfield Baptist Church Makes Improvements

Story from http://www.thecarrollnews.com/news/3370/improvements-made-at-joy-ranch A six page list of projects at Joy Ranch accomplished last week by 120 Chesterfield Baptist Church Association volunteers is merely the visible part of the iceberg… a case of “the little churches that could.” Association Mission Director Dan Austin said churches involved included Wolf Pond Baptist, Cedar Creek Baptist, Pine Grove Baptist,…

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House Parent Position Opening

Joy Ranch is seeking applications for the position of House Parent. If you would like to apply, please visit our Employment page for more information. Summary Description Child Care Staff (Houseparent) § 22 VAC 40-151-320 Under the direction of the Program Director or designee, each cottage is to be staffed by mature, Christian couples and/or…

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Golf Tournament to Benefit Joy Ranch – May 6, 2017

Photo description: Staff and residents from Joy Ranch enjoy a day of golfing at Blue Ridge Country Club.  The Men’s Ministry group from the First Assembly of God Church in Galax held its annual golf tournament to benefit Joy Ranch, A Christian Home for Children, on Saturday, May 6 at Blue Ridge Country Club in Galax.…

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Bucky Lovern Will Be Missed

Joy Ranch, A Christian Home for Children, is saddened by the death of Edward “Bucky” Lovern, a former resident of Joy Ranch and a lifetime friend, ambassador and supporter of the ministry. Throughout his entire life, Bucky, a Hillsville, Virginia native, supported Joy Ranch with his endless kind words and countless hours of volunteer work,…

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