School has started, schedules are in full swing, football games are about to start, and I’m already exhausted. The boys are learning that they need to pay attention to schedules, if they don’t they have listening excercises from Jim to help them learn to listen to schedules. We have 4 out of the 5 boys in football right now. The night before their first scrimmage, we ask them what time they were suppose to be in at the school. Guess what? We got 4 different times, then we ask them what time it started and not one of them knew. They were to find out when they went to school the next day and let us know, not one of them called and not one of them came home after school. We chose not to go to the scrimmage to support them, hoping to let them know that communication is a big part in the life of family. When we got the call that they were ready to be picked up, Jim went in to get them and didn’t say anything to them and told them to meet him on our football field. They got a taste of a listening excercise. I’m sure they felt like they were in a boot camp. I think that they are going to make sure to listen to the coach when he gives a time of when practices are or when they are suppose to be at the school for a game.
One boy, Zech, whom is living here right now, another boy Jeremy whom graduated from the ranch in May of 1997 and the third young man was a survivor of our FIRST G.O.T. G.U.T.S. Camp, Andrew. You can read a little about him on a previous post. God also allowed me to use a gift he has given and that is miming to music. I don’t know if the last song touched anybody else’s life that day but I was very touched that day to the song His Anchor Holds by Ray Boltz. I almost didn’t think I was going to be able to finish the song because I was thinking of all the trials we have gone through in this ministry and it never fails He always gets us through them, His Anchor does hold in spite of the storms of life. It was awesome!
Our boys gave great tours to people on the ranch property and what God has built here the last 15 years.
God is about to do something big here and we are excited about what is about to happen. We are not sure what that is but because of all the trials we are going through getting ready for this big event we are sure God is going to show up in a very BIG way.
Jim is fighting pneumonia, I’m fighting brochitis, and My Aunt passed away yesterday. Visitations tomorrow, and funeral on Friday.
Please Pray! Thanks!!!
…….I’m doing great ever since I got back from your ranch. I finally got my dads trust back thanks to you guys. Hay Jim I need to tell you that I’m going to kick yours and Curt’s butts at wrestling one of these days so you better start practicing………..
This is the same boy that was delivered to us the first night of camp from a police department and would not shake Jim’s hand when he stuck his hand out.
It was amazing what God did with young men’s lives this week, please keep praying for all the boys that were involved in the Got Guts camp, including the boys that are still here.