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A Really Big Family

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“A Really BIG Family”

Some precious and long-time RDR friends passed in 2017, leaving a void for prayer warriors. Yet the Lord has faithfully provided new friends who have joined the ranks, bringing new skills, hard work, and  generosity while many friends continue with us.

The Rancho Del Rey Family IS the widow living on a pension praying over the photos of the boys on her fridge; the couple in a retirement home faithfully giving and writing; the engineer that came to fix our technology issues; the carpenters and friends who put on a new roof; the teachers who come to share their world of knowledge; the teenager who lost her heart here.

The Rancho Del Rey family IS hundreds and hundreds, even thousands, of Rancho sons who form a network throughout Mexico and beyond. Recently a visitor said, “One night, while in a restaurant, I felt ready to give up on life. A waiter asked me if I was okay. I told him ‘No, I am not okay, I don’t think I can go on.’  He sat down by my side, encouraged me and prayed with me. He told about himself, and that he grew up on Rancho Del Rey. And here I am today.”

The Rancho del Rey family IS now enriched by our newest member, 9-year old smiley Cesar, coming to us from an insecure barrio, whose family was desperate to help a seemingly lost kid. His smile and eager attitude light up the campus. His parents already notice a difference.

The heart of the RDR family IS the present group of boys, with hearts andbodies wounded by choices made by others, and still filled with the love to give! On Sunday after giving an opportunity for an offering in chapel, this new kid on the block, CESAR, said, “I want to give everything I have earned to the Lord.”

Rancho Del Rey’s hope is revealed daily through YOU, through the Lord’s promises and His provision through you. Rancho Del Rey is a Big Family.  Through its past, we have witnessed how God made a way. It is also about its present through Cesar.  Together we make up a bright future as the Lord continues to make a way. 

Rancho Del Rey is a Big Family.  Through its past, we have witnessed how God made a way. It is also about its present through Cesar, and together we make up a bright future as the Lord continues to make a way. 



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