Category: Update

Barn Sale!

“Let us not lose heart in doing good,  for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.”  (Galatians 6:9, NASB95) The Quonset hut at the top of the picture is The Barn (see image below for an inside look). Instead of a garage sale, Hope house has several “Barn Sales” each…
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Nothing New Under the Sun

“What has been is what will be,  and what has been done is what will be done,  and there is nothing new under the sun.”  (Ecclesiastes 1:9, ESV)  As we wind down our last week of work here at Youth Haven Desert Ranch, we seem to have accomplished much for the camp. We’ve fixed many…
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Let Your Light Shine

“In the same way, let your light shine before people,  so that they can see your good deeds  and give honor to your Father in heaven.”  (Matthew 5:16, NET) One of my (Bruce) life verses is “In the same way, let your light shine before people, so that they can see your good deeds and…
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Our Reasonable Service

“Therefore I exhort you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God,  to present your bodies as a sacrifice—alive, holy, and pleasing to God— which is your reasonable service.”  (Romans 12:1, NET) Ninety-eight bulls, 29 rams, and 1037 lambs were to be sacrificed annually according to Num 28:1ff: These verses start with the daily sacrifice…
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Retirement?

“And from the age of fifty years  they shall withdraw from the duty of the service and serve no more.  They minister to their brothers in the tent of meeting by keeping guard,  but they shall do no service. Thus shall you do to the Levites in assigning their duties.” (Numbers 8:25–26, ESV) Twenty-one years…
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Blessed in Many Ways

“Bless the Lord, O my soul,and all that is within me, bless his holy name!Bless the Lord, O my soul,and forget not all his benefits,”(Psalm 103:1–2, ESV) We have been awestruck by the devastation the extremely cold weather caused around Texas. The pictures of ceilings that dropped on the floor exposing roof joists and utilities…
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Trying to Follow 70 Degrees

A frequent question we often hear is: “Why did you decide to live in a 5th-wheel and not a sticks and bricks home?” Our usual response: “Our son lives in Idaho and our daughter in Texas. Idaho is too cold in the winter and Texas is too hot in the summer.” Thus, by having wheels…
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February Project Update

His Hill Bible School, normally home to 50 full-time students, has 65 students this year! It is a 1-year program targeted for high school graduate students during their gap year before college. The school is located along the Guadalupe River near Comfort, TX, and was established in the mid-’70s. The school also runs a summer…
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Home is a Feeling

Home is not a place, Its a feeling When asked where our home is, I (Bruce), usually say “It is where I hang my hat.” (I started wearing a hat in the late ’80s and when out and about will always have one stuck on my head!) What I mean by this answer is that…
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Do Not Give Up Meeting

“And let us take thought of how to spur one another on to love and good works, not abandoning our own meetings, as some are in the habit of doing,  but encouraging each other,  and even more so because you see the day drawing near.”  (Hebrews 10:24–25, NET) While in E. Asia it was difficult…
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