Children under the age of 18 account for 39% of the homeless population? And, of that number, approximately 42% were younger than age 5? Every year approximately 5,000 homeless young people will die because of assult, illness or suicide while trying to survive.
At Eagle's Nest Wilderness Ranch we are hoping to help change these statistics by coming alongside these children with faces and names, and providing Christ-centered homes where they can find safety, security and hope for a different future.
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for wholeness and not for evil, plans to give you a future and hope." Jeremiah 29:11
We will have several individual homes staffed with loving Christian houseparents who will oversee 5-7 children providing them with an opportunity to live in and be part of a forever family. These homes will be located on a working cattle and horse ranch where the children will have the opportunity to take part in the daily ranching activities. These activities will provide opportunities to teach the children life lessons in team work, goal setting, planning, leadership, accountability and responsibility which will hopefully yield feelings of confidence, value, self worth and a sense of importance and belonging.
"Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles." Isaiah 40:31
Will you join us in praying for these children, who have real faces and names, that God will bring to us to minister to?