A week at camp can transform a life

The drive from where we turned off Colborne Street East to get to Intervarsity Circle Square Ranch is always a little longer than one might expect – and a little bumpy too – but the atmosphere around the ranch’s dining room table for the ONEchurch leader’s luncheon in January was one of camaraderie, mutual appreciation, and support.

We were excited to hear from Steve and Andrea Richardson, directors of the Ranch and staff for nearly 26 years. The Richardsons talked about how God is using the Ranch to transform kids’ lives.  We learned that over 1500 campers come each summer and only about half are from church families. The Richardsons shared the joy of hearing about decisions to follow Jesus (224 last year!) and pray that these decisions represent one of the first steps in a work the Holy Spirit is doing to transform families.