By: Steven H. Atherton
Grace Ranch is quite rustic, but it is always our desire that people be comfortable. A few years back we had a young couple come out who were in the pangs of heroin addiction and homelessness. They had lost their children and their families were at their wits end as to what to do. A friend and ex-boyfriend of the wife mentioned Grace Ranch to them because he knew Cheryl Eutsler, the daughter of Richard and Ann Eutsler (the founders of the ranch), through online gaming of all things.
Based upon his recommendation and help, Corey and Margie came out to the ranch in June of 2014 and were immediately placed in a one room cabin that we had on-site. To learn more about what happened next, I encourage you to watch their video testimonies here.
By the time their children moved out to join them a few years later, they were both clean, good family relations restored and Corey’s criminal issues resolved. Margie, who was trained in the culinary arts, was running our camp kitchen and Corey had become central to many of our operations. Before their children moved out, we knew we had to expand their one room cabin so that they could live together as a family. The photo gallery below shows the transformation of that cabin into a small, three bedroom home with a living room and bathroom.
Now they both are licensed ministers and are continuing their studies through our Elijah School for the Prophets in the hope of attaining ordination as ministers of the Gospel. Their children are thriving in their new home schooled environment and the ranch is enriched by their presence. It just goes to show what the love of God can do.
If you or a friend or family member needs help, do not hesitate to contact us. If you would like to see others (like Corey and Margie) be helped and have time, expertise or money to share please give us a call. Thanks for stopping by.