Donnie & Tonya Rosie
Donnie attended the School of Discipleship program from 2000 to 2002, and works as the Marketing Director for the Ranch. In 2010 he graduated with Bachelors of Science in Business at Edinboro University of PA. Tonya homeschools their four children, George, Cole, Grant, and Karis.
The Rosie Family
Miracle Mt. Ranch
Spring has arrived (finally) on the mountain and has ushered in a busy retreat season and a hurried time of building! Our new bunkhouse is going up!! It is exciting to see it take shape. We need this bunkhouse to be operational in time for summer camp and the progress has been encouraging.
Our retreat season has been great this spring. We just finished a Horse Lover’s weekend and right before that was our Father/Daughter Retreat. Upcoming we have a Father/Son Retreat and then our annual Open House on Memorial Day. This is a great day to see the Ranch, so please come up if you can!
Summer Camp registration is way up this year, with very few open spots left in most of our weeks. This is exciting and encouraging. Please be praying for our summer camp this year. We are in need of more guy counselors and we need to get the bunkhouse completed. You can also be praying for the kids that come, that they will hear and receive the good news that Jesus loves them, that He is their Savior and that He has a plan for them.
Back in April, over spring break, some of the School of Discipleship students and several staff members headed to Mexico to continue an ongoing project for outreach and well drilling in a small village in the mountains. It is always exciting to hear about the progress achieved when the team comes back. Two of our students went this year and they had a tremendous experience. All three of our girls have finished up the official school portion of their year here and have transitioned into their summer positions. All three will hold positions in the barn and we are excited for them to put into practice what they have been learning about in terms of discipleship and leadership.
This year marks Donnie’s 20th year on staff!! It has been a joy and a privilege to be a part of the ministry for this long. Donnie’s media team is gearing up for a summer full of photos and videos! He is speaking at two churches this month, getting ready for Warren Gives (a local effort to raise money for non-profits in the community, including the Ranch), and getting the word out about the Ranch through homeschool conferences and local events.
In April, we had the privilege to spend a weekend with the Cowboy Country Church in Wayland, MO. Tonya spoke for the church’s Ladies Retreat and Donnie was able to speak for the Sunday service. It was so fun to find true fellowship with other believers and leave having made new friends, as well as connecting with some Ranch alumni. We took some time as a family to travel in MO and had a great time together. The kids are growing quickly! We are about ready to end our homeschool year. This summer George and Cole will help out in the Buckboard Store! They love to be involved and we love that they have the opportunity. Grant plans to spend his summer farming and Karis wants “to be in the bright sunshine.”
We are so thankful for our supporters who come alongside us. We have been able to see God provide for us in ways we couldn’t have even imagined. It is a privilege to serve at the Ranch through communication, fundraising, preaching, teaching, service to the community, hospitality, and discipleship. If you ever have questions about the Ranch or what we do here, please let us know. Or, better yet, come visit us!
Thank you for your prayers and support!
Donnie, Tonya, George, Cole, Grant & Karis Rosie
- Bunkhouse progress
- Well attended retreats
- Safety in our travel
- Great camp registrations
- Summer camp- safety and salvation for the incoming kids
- Enough qualified summer staff
- Wisdom in raising our kids
- Continued spiritual growth and maturity in our students