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SonRise Ranch Trying to Expand

By: Deanna Bettineschi Email
By: Deanna Bettineschi Email

SonRise Ranch needs help from the community.

MGN Online

It’s a ranch that sits on more than 60 acres on land.
And is the new home for men like Henry Shy.

“I used to have a lot of fun when I was younger, but I took it too far, I was an alcoholic for years.” Resident Henry Shy said.

Shy along with about ten other men, have issues ranging from substance abuse, to being homeless.
But were granted a second chance, when SonRise Ranch took them in.

“The vision is, we bring them out here and help them deal with whatever their problem is, we believe all the problems originate with sin, the solution is Jesus and that’s what we do.” Executive Director Bill Brown said.

Brown, the executive director of Grace Applied Ministries and the ranch, has seen what an impact this place has already had on the men.
Now he wants to expand.

“Hopefully as we get the materials and so forth we'll be building a series of cabins here in the woods so we'll be able to accommodate a lot more.” Brown said.

Even opening the option of having women and children stay at the ranch.
But the problem is....

“We are a ministry and we don’t have any regular source of funding. We rely on the grace of god and those who believe in Jesus.” Brown said.

That’s why brown is now looking for donations...

“It kind of comes naturally, I’ve been doing it a long time.” Shy said.

The men like shy will also be helping by using their new skills to build browns vision, but they may need an extra hand from the community.

“We need skills, in the area of building or building materials.” Brown said.

Building character and a better life for those who need it most.

The ranch will be holding a Christian music concert and fish fry on May eleventh to collect donations for their future housing center.


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