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"I am a child of God. This statement was just knowledge to me before I came to the Refuge Ranch. There was a battle that I was unaware of from the many lies I believed and fed throughout my 21 years of life. From a young age I began coping with pain by an escape of pleasure. My feelings soon became my God and led me to shallow, empty, darkness. Suicide was a daily action as I was tortured by what I had become. Arriving at the Refuge Ranch with many legal consequences was soon discovered to be the grace of God. The environment at the Ranch provided the need to for lack of better words quiet the noise. The distractions were gone, the coping skills were being identified, and the questions I could never answer were being revealed. I was for the first time in a state of true surrender. God showed up through the staff, the ladies in the program with me, the surroundings, and the circumstances. There was no escaping how truly deeply I was loved by my maker. I grew with purpose and fulfillment knowing the promise of Romans 8:28 that He uses all things for His good. Presently I am working at a crisis pregnancy center, finishing my degree in Human Services and coming along side my husband in starting a ministry for men coming out of drug addiction."    --Stephany


"My name is Meghanne and I came to The Refuge Ranch in 2011. I sat in jail for the third time in three months and had become someone I never thought I would be. I had lied, stolen, destroyed my family, injected pain killers and cocaine and was facing prison. I was in a hole I couldn’t see a way out of. In my addiction I couldn’t get high enough to make the pain, shame and guilt go away. I had tried since I was fourteen to fill this void in my heart with men, drugs, money and things; yet, I was emptier than ever. I had no goals, dreams or self-worth. I had been kicked out of two secular rehab programs and felt hopeless and helpless.


As I sat in jail, I had no more ideas, plans and options. I was defeated and exhausted. I gave up and cried out to God and He heard me. Instead of prison, I was sentenced to The Refuge Ranch. I gave my life to the Lord and began to feel loved, special and beautiful knowing the Creator who knitted me together. I’ve learned all those material things don’t define me or give me worth. I have been made new in Christ. I was baptized while I was in the program and I live for Him now. This was the hardest yet best year of my life. I’ve faced my past, found healing and He has restored my family. Although my horrible addiction brought me here, I wouldn't change a thing because of who I am today. I graduated on September 29, 2012, and stayed for Stage 2 for six weeks, then a year of Servant Leadership Training where I continued to learn, grow and give back the love that was given to me. My life has purpose, hope and a future which I never thought was possible."


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