As the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a friend and Recognized Ministry of the NALC, we want you to know all about the good work your support makes possible. There may be a few things you don’t know about us. And, I believe you’ll find the six Ranch facts below both enlightening and encouraging. For instance, did you know . . .?Continue reading “Mission Update – Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch”
What a great weekend! The NALC Canadian Mission District Youth Gathering, May 17-20 at LCBI High School and Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Outlook, Saskatchewan, was a fantastic experience with over 100 people in attendance, including more than 70 youth, as well as chaperones, pastors, musicians and camp/school representatives coming from Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.Continue reading “Canadian Youth Gathering”
Knowing someone is thinking about you means a lot. This is especially true for children on their first day of school. Help our Ranch kids feel supported by writing them a note of encouragement for their first day! Our goal is for each student to receive at least one card.
Follow this link to write your special message: https://www.dakotaranch.org/back-to-school-card/
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a recognized ministry of the NALC. For more information or to partner, please visit: https://www.dakotaranch.org.
Prayer. It’s our opportunity to communicate with the living God. Whether this communication is done by speaking, listening, writing, drawing, focusing on Holy Scripture or just being open to the Lord’s presence, it’s a gift that can be done at any time or any place. God’s Word tells us that Jesus frequently went off to a quiet place to pray. When the disciples asked Jesus about prayer, he taught them the foundation of the Lord’s Prayer. Even Martin Luther taught his own barber, Peter, a simple way to pray.Continue reading “Bible Study Resource”
The results are in. After six weeks of rolling elections across India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won his reelection by a landslide. Modi will rule for another five years under the BJP Party (Bharatiya Janata Party), which has strong affiliations with a Hindu extremist group called the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh).
Here are five top predictions on how this might impact the future of our mission and Christians living in India.Read more
Belief In The Power of Hope
When it comes to overcoming challenges, Helen Keller (1880-1968) set the bar quite high. She was a lifelong learner, teacher, inspiration. She danced, laughed, wrote, and loved. She was deaf, blind, and had great difficulty speaking.
And, she changed the world and the way we view the potential of those with special needs. Her teacher and best friend, Anne Sullivan, who was herself blind and parentless, instilled a sense of hope in the young Helen. Anne had a persistent hope that guided Helen into her future.
Helen said, “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”Continue reading “Moment of Mission – Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch”
“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
— Matthew 28:18-20 (NIV)Continue reading “Global Worker Update – Haiti”