Celebration 2022

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In May, I experienced for the first time the graduations of children and their families from the program here at Eagle Ranch. While I certainly hoped to hear encouraging stories of family renewal at this celebration, I was completely unprepared for the level of transformation that the graduate children and families shared with us that evening.

One particular moment that stands out for me was the speech given by one of our graduates, Payton. As she concluded her remarks, she publicly apologized to each member of her family in attendance at the event. There was not a dry eye in the room as she went one by one apologizing to each family member while reaffirming her love for them. At the end of her address, her entire family rushed to the stage to embrace her. They shared how much healing they had received along with Payton through the journey they had all experienced at Eagle Ranch.

In the Bible, we read about God’s promises to impact and heal generations, and in the book of Malachi, the prophet proclaims that God will “turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers.” At the Ranch, we pray and labor for generational impact, and we’ve been blessed to see so much of it over the years.

As you read the graduate testimonies in this newsletter, I hope you’ll experience the beauty of these miracle stories. I also hope you will see the part you have played in making these stories possible. God is still in the habit of miracle-making, and it is an honor and joy to partner with you to join God in this work. Enjoy the celebration!