I wanted to update you on the Heart of Florida Youth Ranch. This is our seventh day without power.   I am reminded of a point made by General Overseer Tim Hill a few years ago. You are not intended to win in some battles but only survive. I doubt anyone feels particularly triumphant, but we are more than surviving. I have been so very proud of our staff from top to bottom. Everyone has stepped up, being flexible and adapting to our challenges. There have been frustrations, but just as many smiles and shining moments. Lack of electricity and Long lines of over two for gas or diesel to run generators, including mechanical breakdowns, was overshadowed by our staff’s and children’s resiliency. Thank you for your immediate response to our need for a larger generator. We brought water back to our cottages, administration building, and horses.   Churches and individuals stepped up to bring in meals for our residents. As power was restored in the city, staff arranged to get our residents into various activities off-campus. Several assisted  as mentors and support, letting residents stay overnight. Keep us in your prayers, And Please remember that The Ranch’s financial impact will be significant. Your help has already made an enormous difference.