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Double Blessings: Stock Transfer Blesses Ranch Kids as Well as Donors

Double Blessings: Stock Transfer Blesses Ranch Kids as Well as Donors

Ron and Shirley Hankel’s faith inspires them to financially support the Ranch—where they are helping to share Christ’s love and forgiveness with kids at the Ranch.…

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"The Lord Gave Me Blessings Galore"

"The Lord Gave Me Blessings Galore"

Ed Pohland is a slight man, with an easy smile, hands that belong to an artist, and a deep faith in God.…

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Connecting Children to Faith

Connecting Children to Faith

“The fact that the Ranch weds spiritual life and healing is what gets me to North Dakota in December when it’s 18 below,” says Rev. William Simmons (Pastor Bill). Pastor Bill, a member of the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Foundation board of directors, comes to Ranch board meetings from St. Louis, MO—where he enjoys a much warmer climate, is recently retired from his position as the administrative pastor at Christ Memorial Lutheran Church, and enjoys family time with his wife, Gail, their four children, and four grandchildren.…

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Deaconess Diary

Deaconess Diary

“Minot?? How do you pronounce that? Wait, where is Minot? North Dakota?!?! That’s like right up by Canada, right? You know it gets cold up there? Like super/don’t want to go outside for half the year/your eyelashes freeze together/plug your car in cold?!?!”…

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LWML ND District Supports Spiritual Life Program at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

LWML ND District Supports Spiritual Life Program at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch

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.…

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LCMS Awards $1,500 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Greenhouse Program

LCMS Awards $1,500 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Greenhouse Program

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch received $1,500 from The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod through the Walter Ray Meyer Endowment. This donation will be used to support the costs of the Greenhouse Program on the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch campus in Minot. These grant funds are available because Meyer had a desire to connect boys and girls with agriculture.…

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LCMS Foundation Grant

LCMS Foundation Grant

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch received a $15,000 grant from The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) to enhance the Ranch’s evidence-based trauma-informed care approaches to treatment.…

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