Dear Friends of Miracle Mountain Ranch,
With summer quickly approaching, we are still seeking to continue our yearly campaign goals. Each year, youth request help in coming to camp and we do everything we can to meet that growing need. We are over halfway through our progress on The Brokenstraw Bathhouse & Inn and appreciate your support in finishing up the project.
The Brokenstraw Bathhouse & Inn: $75,000
Our Brokenstraw Bathhouse & Inn has been a big project and is nearing its completion, but we need your help to finish. The building is of great importance to the ministry, and will answer the demands of growing programs and housing needs. We are committed to improving the housing of our guests, which begins with The Brokenstraw.
We are very excited to announce that we are now able to utilize the entire first floor housing, laundry, and bathhouse! The stair tower accessing the second floor will be completed by the end of the year and, due to the generosity of a church and a local business, we were able to have the fire suppression system installed.
On the third level, we have roughed in the plumbing and poured the concrete floor. The remaining things to be completed are drywall, running electrical, flooring, plumbing, and trim. This third floor will be utilized as housing for the young women in the School of Discipleship, freeing the existing Wells Fargo basement dorms for volunteers and retreats, which will in turn increase our summer camp housing.
The basement level of The Brokenstraw will serve as a classroom and resource/study area for our students in the School of Discipleship during the school year. For years, the School of Discipleship has not had a designated “home,” but instead we have set up a makeshift classroom in our dining hall around our schedule of retreats and events. With our enrollment up by 13 students from last year, there is a need for a permanent classroom. In the summertime, this basement level will double both as an activity room and the primary underground storm shelter, right in the middle of camp.
The estimated cost to complete The Brokenstraw is around $75,000, which includes the cost of building materials, as well as furnishings for the dorms and classroom. The level of funding is largely dependent on the number of volunteers we have for the project. We are committed to the completion of The Brokenstraw before beginning any other large building projects.
Summer Camp Scholarship Fund: $75,000
As a Christian camp, we are excited for the opportunity to be impacting the hearts of youth during such a crucial season in life. It is our firm conviction that God has called us to minister to the children in our region, regardless of their financial situation. Over the last six years, we have granted over $400,000 in scholarships to 1,792 children who may not have otherwise had the opportunity come to summer camp. The need in our community is a very great one and we never turn a child away due to lack of finances. Supporting this scholarship fund is perhaps one of the greatest ways you can impact a life with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Each year, many individuals and businesses sponsor kids to attend camp. A contribution of $300 will send one child to camp on a full scholarship. This year, we anticipate about 300 youth who will need either full or partial scholarships, which amounts to about $75,000.
Here’s how you can participate in these important ministry opportunities:
- Prayerfully consider making a contribution toward the Scholarship Fund or the completion of the Brokenstraw Bathhouse & Inn.
- Pray for the ministry of Miracle Mountain Ranch and let us know of children who you think could benefit from a scholarship to summer camp.
- Come and participate in retreats, camps, and events here at MMR.
- Tell others about Miracle Mountain Ranch!
We will also work toward this goal through our year-round efforts, such as the 5K in May and the Golf Scramble in July. We invite you to join in our fundraising events and to hear a full update on the progress of this campaign at our Fellowship Dinner on April 6, 2017.
Our greatest hope rests in the Lord. He will continue to supply every need – we only need reflect on the history of the Ranch to see His gracious hand of provision and faithfulness proceed through the years. Our message is His, our mission is His, and our ministry, from every animal to every building, is His. Will you prayerfully join us as we continue to dedicate each step of progress into God’s sufficient hands and rest in His provision once again? May the blessing of the Lord be upon you as you prayerfully consider your response!