Words from the Pastor
I want to welcome you to the February Ranch Family Fun Day (RFFD). I can’t believe it’s our 13th season already! This is the first RFFD this year, so I hope this one is your best! It’s so great to see you all here! And I hope that you have brought a friend with you. Everybody needs to know Jesus and what’s a better way to find Him than in a rodeo arena?
Speaking of knowing Jesus, what does it take to know Him? That’s pretty simple actually, it takes faith. Simple, childlike faith. Jesus said unless you become like a little child you will not see the Kingdom of Heaven (Matthew 18:3). “At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me (Matthew 18:1-4).” In our world of manly men this doesn’t seem to fit does it? But think about it for a minute. If a child is loved and cared for, they are usually pretty happy. I am going to have to assume that the little child that Jesus placed among them was a toddler. And most toddlers that I know are pretty sure that they will be taken care of. They never fear that their parents are going to allow anything to happen to them that will harm them. They are pretty sure that they will be fed and clothed and that their needs will be met.
Now I am not naive enough to think that all children everywhere are taken care of like my children and my grandchildren are. But for the most part, the children that I hang out with are well taken care of. And they trust their parents to meet their needs. And this is what I believe Jesus is asking us to do! Relax and allow Him to take care of us.
How many of us knew what it was like for our parents when they were raising us? They could have been as poor as pig tracks, but us kids never knew it. We just knew that we were loved and cared for and we were fed. And that’s what Jesus is asking of us. Just to trust Him completely like a little child. Trusting in Him to do what He says He is going to do, and that is to supply your every need and take care of you no matter what your circumstances are. Can you trust Him for that? Can you completely give Him your life? Faith, if you have trusted Him to take you to Heaven one day where you will spend eternity with Him, why can’t we trust Him for our everyday needs? He promised that He would meet them no matter what it looks on the outside. We just need to build our house on the Rock! You need only pause at the base of the cross and be reminded of this: The maker of the stars would rather die for you than live without you. And that’s a fact!
God Bless You! Let us know if we can do anything for you. Naomi and I sure love all y’all! -Pastor Steve

Happy February All!

This weekend will be our first Ranch Family Fun Day of the year and we are excited to tell you about some changes for this year: After many requests, we are bringing back our separate Lead Line Class for Barrels & Poles for the littles that aren’t quite ready to compete on their own. This will be a smaller pattern and will run right after the roughstock, while the littles are still awake and happy! Remember this is just for fun, not for points towards year end awards. To qualify for year end awards in each event, the competitor must attend and compete in the event at least 3 times in the year. For example, to qualify for barrels, they must compete in barrels at least 3 times. Also to qualify for year end awards, there must be at least 2 people to compete in each event. So bring your friends! The order of events will be as follows: -Roughstock (Mutton busting, calf & steer riding, chute dogging) -(Concurrently with roughstock) Dummy roping & Goat ribbon pull -Lead line barrels and poles -Goat tying -Barrels -Poles -Breakaway Thanks again, Tiffany

Words from the Pastor

I was messaging back and forth this morning with a friend whose husband has been in the hospital for two and one half weeks and doesn’t seem to be getting any better. He is unconscious and on a breathing machine, his kidneys had failed and it has been a rough go for him. I asked her how she was holding up and she wrote, “The enemy is so good at this game. My time in prayer and in God’s Word hasn’t been this wonderful in a couple of years, and every time I see a glimmer, he (Satan) tries to snuff it out. But I have to remember that through Jesus I have power over him. So, please pray for me that I can remember that.” I wrote back to her, “Amen!” and I quoted John 10:10, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” Did you read those words? “Have it to the full!” King James says, “I am come that they might have life and that more abundantly.” Are we living life to the full brothers and sisters? You do realize that “life to the full” doesn’t have anything to do with our circumstances don’t you? Like the man that asked his brother in Christ, “How are you doing?” To which the second man answered, “Pretty good under the circumstances!” “Well what are you doing under them?” the first man asked? Are we allowing our circumstances to dictate our mood brothers and sisters? Are we telling God that we don’t like what He is doing in our life and that it would be so much easier if He would let us be in control of this situation? But understand this, God is a lot smarter than we are! He knows what it’s going to take in our lives to mature us into the Christian He wants us to be. And when we came to Christ and gave our lives to Him we essentially gave Him the deed to our lives and said, “Here Jesus, do whatever You need to do get me to the place where I can have and live that abundant life.” Paul says, “I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength (Philippians 3:11-13).” In other words, no matter what our circumstance are, we can be overcomers in Jesus! All we need to do is take our strength form Him! Jesus is the answer that we need to everyone of our problems and issues! He can make all things new in Him. All we need to do is hold on and allow Him to pull us through the storm. He is faithful, just trust Him. Please let me know if you need anything. Naomi and I love you all. -Pastor Steve
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Gov’t Shutdown-Food Boxes

Hello Church Family!

As many of you know there are families in our community that are affected financially in this government shutdown. As a church we would like to help those we can! We would like to put together a few food boxes (similar to what we did at Christmas). If you would like to contribute please bring donations THIS SUNDAY. Below is a list of suggestions to what you could bring:

Canned goods/Pasta
Granola Bars/Snacks/Cereal

If you have any questions or you know of anyone who would benefit from a box you can reach out to Nick Robbs (520-471-3602) or Roslyn Bouchikas (520-604-1977). Lets lift the burden a little bit for these families that are affected here in our community!

Thank you so much!!
Nick Robbs

The Lord’s Prayer

I have been studying in Matthew in my daily reading lately. Today I was studying in the 5th, 6th and 7th chapters, the Sermon on the Mount, and I read in the sixth chapter verse 8, “…for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.” Isn’t that beautiful? Our Heavenly Father who has more than a full-time job just taking care of me not to mention the rest of the whole world and everyone and everything in it, knows my need before I even ask Him! Jesus is telling us that “When you pray…” He is saying that we don’t have to pray as the hypocrites and the pagans pray. The hypocrites pray showing everyone around them how righteous they are. The pagans keep on babbling thinking that the more they pray the more God, or their gods, will hear them. “Don’t be that guy” Jesus says.
He goes on to instruct us how to pray in what has been termed, “The Lord’s prayer.” “Our Father in Heaven…” Do you realize that you have a Heavenly Father that loves you unconditionally? There are times when I had put conditions on my love for my children when they were younger. I have felt that, “Well, since they aren’t doing what I expect them to do, then I am not going to show them that unconditional love.” But that is not what our Heavenly Father does. He loves us no matter what we do. Oh yes, listen to me, we will suffer the consequences of our actions, but that doesn’t mean that we won’t be loved unconditionally! You can do NOTHING that will separate you from His love. The only thing that will separate you from His love is if you die without knowing His Son Jesus as your personal Savior. Jesus tells us in John 10:28, “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of My hand.”
So, let’s look at what we are promised. Matthew 6:8 tells us that the Maker of heaven and earth, yours and my Creator, the One that hung the sun, moon and stars and put everything in place, knows exactly what you need before you know! And this same God loves you unconditionally and nothing can snatch (KJV says pluck) you out of Jesus’s hand (John 10:28)! What a deal! We just need to trust Jesus as our Savior and allow Him to work out the rest.
But even as mature Christians that’s hard to do at times. Can you trust Him in all things? There is nothing that you go through that hasn’t passed through His hands first. Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say rejoice (Philippians 4:4)
So, you pray for me and I’ll pray for you. Please let me know if you need anything. Naomi and I love you all. –Pastor Steve

Worship Night

You are invited to join us this Saturday at 6 pm at Canelo Cowboy Church for a Worship Night. We have members from 4 different church’s coming together for this night of worship (Canelo Cowboy Church, Vail Valley Baptist, Corona Worship Center and Mountain View Assembly of God). We are also having a time of fellowship afterwards so please bring a snack or dessert to share. Oh and spread the word! See y’all Saturday Night!!!