Scott & Christy's Story
Our passion has always been to find and help troubled kids, runaways, and those who were floundering. Floundering to us is someone who is struggling, trying to keep from drowning. It's a horrible place to be. You're giving everything to not sink, but you can't seem to get to a place where you can swim out of your situation. We've been so privileged to be able to reach out and pull people out of a floundering situation, and put them onto safer ground.
We’ve known and believed, since we first met, that God wanted us in a place where we could take in hurting, struggling people and provide refuge, hope, and restoration.
Over the years, we have had 100's of “strays,” as we called them, come to live with us and our three boys. While we waited, we held regular jobs, and kept busy raising our family and serving in our church. But, we knew that one day, God would open the door and call us to serve Him by loving on broken people in our own residential facility.
And we waited for our journey to begin.
Over time, our three grown sons moved back home, and then our nephew and niece moved in. Our tiny house was getting a little crowded!
Then in 2006, God provided the perfect place for our journey to begin. A family in Medford, Oregon purchased The Flying M Ranch. They gave it to us for $1 a year rent with the stipulation that we fulfill our dream of establishing a place of ministry for the fatherless, the foundering, single moms, and those who had strayed from God.
This miracle, the first of a million “Undeniably God” mini-miracles, has allowed us to build, and continue to expand this ministry. We can’t tell you how many times, in the face of mechanical and equipment failures or financial need, out of nowhere God has sent people who found it in their hearts to help.
God promised us a place for ministry. We never dreamed it would be a place like the Flying M. We renamed it 5Rock Ranch so we would always be remind of our mission to provide Refuge & Respite, be a place of Rescue & Retreat, and a Residence where the floundering can restore their Faith, Hope and Love.
This Is God’s Ranch, A Place Where
"Undeniably God” Stories Are Written."
Twenty-eight years later, God told us to sell
everything we owned and be ready to move.
In faith, we sold everything, even our home,
and moved into a very tiny rental house in