He is Risen!

He is Risen!

He is Risen!

"Jesus Christ is Risen. He is Risen Indeed! Hallelujah!"

During the Ranch's Easter Chapel service last year, I called this out in full voice—as I have so many times over the years. The kids did a slow turn around to see why I was shouting, before realizing I was responding to the liturgy. One by one they started to join in, and by the end of chapel were all shouting with joy.

This phrase resounds at Easter time, but we could sing it from the highest mountain tops every day because of how important it is.

"Jesus said, I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die." -John 11:25-26 (NIV)

We are all washed clean and have the chance for eternal life because Jesus Christ died for our sins. When they rolled the stone away and Jesus had risen from the grave as He said He would, life began anew.

Many of our long-time supporters have passed away over the past few weeks. I am saddened to have lost friends and people I care about. But, as a Christian, I take comfort in knowing they are in a better place beyond all my imaginings. I know they are with our Savior and are now basking in the Glory of God. All because, "Jesus Christ is risen indeed, Hallelujah!"

I pray that your Easter has been filled with blessings.

Yours in Christ, 

Janet Zinke
Senior Development Officer
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

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Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a Christian residential treatment and educational center for children and their families. We help the most troubled, complicated, and amazing kids by providing best-in-class psychiatric therapy and trauma-informed care, where we look kids in the eye, walk with them, and help them become their best selves.

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