Monday, October 6, 2008

From the S OR Coast

So... We have BIG NEWS here at the House of Coast...

We're MOVING. Yes, it's strange, but true. Once again, we made plans.. and God LAUGHED.

It's a long and wonder-filled story, but I don't have time to write it all down right now. I just wanted to get the word out and to post a few pictures. We'll be moving to Jubilee Youth Ranch in Southeast Washington (near Walla Walla and Pasco/Kennewick/Richland) at the end of November. Roger will start work there on December first as the new Executive Director. Jubilee is a ministry that seeks to give a fresh start to disadvantaged boys.

Truly, this is a dream come true. Roger and I met when we were both working in these kind of ministries and always believed that God would lead us back into this work. We just didn't expect it to be now, when we're comfortably settled here. We've always looked for this opportunity whenever it was time to do something new. This time, the opportunity came looking for us.

Rejoice with us as we move back into full time ministry and make a new home in the corner of Washington.

I guess I'll have to come up with a new name for the blog...

These are pictures I lifted off the internet to give you a peek at where we'll be:

The Ranch is an oasis in a valley among the rolling hills of sage brush and wheat.

The founders planted lots of trees which will be great for shade as they grow larger and lend a picturesque quality to the place.

The buildings in this picture are administration/school and one of the dorms and some staff housing in the background.

This is a better shot of the admin building. In the distance, you can see the apple orchards that back up to the ranch. We'll be nestled among the largest apple orchard in the world (6000 acres.) I can hardly wait for the blossoms in the spring!

This is the house which the ranch has genrously provided for the Executive Director's family. We'll be moving in here and living on campus. All that green grass in the front yard... a driving range! I guess we'll all be brushing up on our golf swing.

I'd better stop putting off the start of this Monday. There is so much to do and the process and the future seem a little overwhelming some times. Surely, God will give us the grace to do what He has called us to do.

"We have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us." 2 Corinthians 4:7


  1. It looks and sounds wonderful!! Congratulations to all of you!

  2. I'm excited for you all, but we'll sure miss you!!!

  3. Wow!!! So... "See SEW" ? "Reap and SEW" ? "SEWing Times" Surely not "SEW-SEW"... yikes, that was a corny one. "Whoa-SEW" ?Ha. "Apple Blossoms" ?

    YOU KNOW WHAT?! YOU SHOULD HAVE A CONTEST TO RENAME YOUR BLOG!!! Winner gets a "guest" write-in opportunity? :)


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