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More Milestones

We congratulate our 4 sixth grade, 3 preparatory (high school), and 2 kindergarten graduates. Every level requires perseverance, dedication, energy and financial sacrifice on the part of student and family, and is a big deal. How to help. Primary — José Julián Tolentino Aurelio       José Julián has come a long way in six years. He is wonderful with animals, babies, and

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Secondary Graduation, A Milestone!

(Lechuga, a budding artist, drew his Rancho family. He’s the buff guy on the far right.) Way Places 365       July 2019 download pdf “Lechuga” — Christopher Hilario Ramirez Lechuga Secondary Graduate (Ninth Grade)    Throughout the past eleven months we were poignantly aware that this year was Lechuga’s last at Rancho Del Rey. His last Christmas program, his last time directing a

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From Dan’s Desk

Jose, our twelve-year-old who is adjusting to a new eye prosthesis, returned home to his family for a period of grieving after his brother was killed by narco-traffickers. The family lives in poverty and despair alongside the city trash dump. Jose’s mom sees him following the same path as his older brother, whom he resembles in many ways. We have gone to see him

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Brian, Then and Now

Way Places 364  June 2016 download pdf Brian is a driven young man, a budding photographer, and a lover of math. He is athletic, disciplined, trustworthy, hard-working, and affectionate. He will graduate eighth grade this month, likely first in his grade. Brian before Rancho Del Rey Abandoned by his mother at two months old. Taken in by his grandmother. Crossed the river into Texas

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Writing a New Story

From the NCF website:  “With every gift you release from your hands, you’re writing a new story for the people and causes you truly love.”   Through our new partnership with the National Christian Foundation South Florida (NCFSF), you can use assets like stock and mutual funds to support our ministry. In return, you save taxes and give more. When you donate stock, you

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