The Mary Okeyo travelers leave this week and will be gone for a while – we pray for them and safe travels and a great visit with our partners.

I am Rev. Richard Jones. My wife, Betsy, and I moved to Minot last  summer with our son, Jonas, so I could serve my first call as Chaplain  and Director of Spiritual Life for Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch. I  provide oversight to the spiritual life programs at all three of our
campuses (Minot, Bismarck, and Fargo) as we strive to help at-risk children and their families succeed in the name of Christ. We are a  registered service organization of the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod  who provides residential treatment programs for children struggling with
abuse, neglect, addiction, behavior discipline, Autism spectrum disorders, and various other challenges.