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Hope is Always What You Do

Hope is Always What You Do

The above quote by Ann Voskamp sums up 2020 for so many of us. In spite of the difficulties and uncertainties of this year, we continue to press forward in hope. Perhaps no one better demonstrates this than the kids we serve. They come from backgrounds of pain, heartache, neglect, and abuse. And yet when they arrive at their new homes, (Big Oak Ranch, Still Creek Ranch, Palmer Home, and Homes of Hope) they learn to trust again. They gain a new family and learn that they have a Heavenly Father who loves them and will never leave them. This is the basis of hope. It is our privilege to come along side these children's homes and echo this beautiful...

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Casting Hope, Virtually

Casting Hope, Virtually

Because Hope Doesn't Stop with a Pandemic. You could do anything with your time and resources, but you choose to make a difference in the lives of others. Why? Perhaps you remember a defining moment in your own life, an experience that set you on your ultimate path. Maybe you overcame personal hardship. We all have moments that define us. At On River Time, we seek to provide kids who have experienced abuse and neglect with a life changing moment, an opportunity for a course correction, to help these children understand they are not defined by their past. They can define their future. Teens from four children’s homes rely on the programming of On River Time. In addition to our all-expense...

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This Was Supposed to Be Our Scene Today

This Was Supposed to Be Our Scene Today

This was supposed to be our scene today... greeting the kids from Camp 1 at the airport. The nervousness combined with excitement is always palpable. Kids who have overcome so much adversity were about to experience one of the best weeks of their lives. Unfortunately, this day is different this year, thanks to COVID-19.

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