river valley ranch

Winter Meltdowns: In the Hands of the Lord

For the next six weekends I will be working at River Valley Ranch for their retreat they host called, Winter Meltdown. It is my job and the staff’s job to show the love of Christ in all that we do. When we take a plat or are playing a fun game before worship or making a milkshake for a retreater. That is the intention, to show them this love that they are missing out! They are thirsting for this love and thy don't even know that they are!  

I am so excited for the next six weekends to see what the Lord is going to do! He always shows up in amazing ways, and kids will come and start a new life with Christ. I ask that you pray for the staff, the leaders from the church, the speaker, the band that is leading worship and for the kids that are coming to the retreat. It is going to be a tiring, crazy, exilarting time but if we keep our eyes on the Lord He WILL PROVIDE FOR US AND MOVE MOUNTAINS FOR THE KINGDOM! I am blessed to be apart of this and I pray the Lord will use me and all of the staff. Please pray for us and thank you for your prayers. ALL IN THE LORDS"S HAND!

“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the grave, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom." Ecclesiastes 9:10

 ”Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men,“ Colossians 3:23

"Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain”  1Corinthians 15:58


Went to away camp for the past week and met so many amazing people who possibly just changed my life. It was a Christian camp, and of course I learned all about God. At first I just thought I was there to have fun and everything, but eventually I realized I actually enjoyed every part! All of the counselors were nice and listened to all my thoughts…and some of the counselors in the camp shared their stories with us. One used to have a porn addiction, one did a whole bunch of drugs and attempted suicide, one was emotionally abused by her longtime boyfriend, and another one became an alcoholic before going to college. But they all found their way out of those hard times through God. It was amazing to hear about it. And the girls in my cabin…they were all just amazing. We were crazy and loud and all supportive of each other. But through all of this, I was still confused about whether I wanted God to be in my life. Then on Thursday, something tragic happened. A really nice girl that I was friends with in my cabin got pulled aside when we were playing a game. We later found out that she was told her best friend got killed that night in a car accident. Everyone was just silent…it was a reality check. At first I thought, wow poor Rachel I can’t imagine how she must feel. But then I started to think, that could actually happen to anyone. That could happen to one of my friends. Right at this very second. Anything could happen, and you never know when God is going to call you home. Just that thought alone made me begin to cry. That night, I decided I wanted to accept God, and live my life with him in it. I’m still praying that Rachel holds up okay and that her friend’s family will be alright. I connected with God this week and I’m proud of it. I’ll shout it from the mountains tops if I can!