Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch received $5,000 from the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, North Dakota District to support its Spiritual Life programming. The Spiritual Life Program is a key part of the Ranch’s work to provide hope and healing for troubled children and adolescents. Ranch employees encourage residents to participate in Chapel, Christian education, and Spiritual Life groups, as well as to meet individually with an on-campus Chaplain or Spiritual Life Specialist.
While the Ranch’s Spiritual Life Program is rooted in Lutheranism, it promotes principles of respect, acceptance, and character building common to all faiths.
The values children learn at the Ranch aid in their healing, provide a foundation of hope, and help them to be successful in their treatment. Those lessons often stay with them through their entire lives, helping to positively shape and influence their future.
The Ranch, which provides the highest level of psychiatric care in North Dakota, is the only residential center in the state that provides Christ-Centered treatment programs to at-risk youth and their families.
The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) is the official women’s auxiliary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. It is composed of individual women and women’s groups within LCMS congregations. The LWML seeks to develop and maintain a greater mission consciousness among women of the LCMS through education, inspiration, and service.