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Tom Wright (Campaign Organizer) Jan Kay Ranch Inc Richardson, TX

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Ever been to JAN-KAY RANCH CHRISTIAN CAMP in Detroit, Texas?

If God has touched your life or the life of someone dear to you through the ministry of Jan-Kay Ranch – even if it was a long time ago – you’re the ones we’re trying to reach through this campaign.

The two most important things you can do to play a part in this effort are

1.  To PRAY  for the campaign
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2.  To SHARE IT  with everyone you know who knows about Jan-Kay Ranch!  If you're also able to DONATE  toward the financial goal in ANY amount, your gift will be greatly appreciated and put to very good use!

For decades, the ministry and facilities of Jan-Kay Ranch were funded privately as a labor of love by the owners, Darrell and Jan Coats. Now, as Darrell and Jan are well into their retirement years, Jan-Kay’s ministry has reached a turning point that will require a much larger role for gift-based funding in order to keep camper fees at an affordable level so all can enjoy Jan-Kay.

In other words, it’s time for us who have benefited from the outstanding staff and facilities of Jan-Kay Ranch to step up to the plate and serve as God’s instruments so this great ministry may continue to impact the lives of many more children and adults for many years to come.

The purpose of this first crowdfunding campaign in Jan-Kay's history is to raise funds for some of the biggest and most needed updates and repairs, including swimming pool and pool-area repairs and patching of on-premises roads.  We'd love to see some of these big projects accomplished in time for next summer's youth and kids' camps.  The more funds that are donated early in this campaign, the sooner these most urgent improvements can be done. 

If the funding target is exceeded, no donations will be wasted!  The extra will go to other important repairs and updates, like cabin repairs, bedding refreshes for the cabins and hotel, repainting and various other fixes and updates for staff housing, etc.

The Jan-Kay staff and Board of Directors are consulting with long-time friends of Jan-Kay who have expertise in construction, pool remodeling, repair and maintenance, and optimal use of funds to ensure that all donations are put to excellent use.

Please prayerfully consider participating in this crowdfunding campaign with a donation in any amount.  And above all, please keep the dear people and Christ-honoring ministries of Jan-Kay Ranch in your prayers!

P.S. -- Be sure to check out the GALLERY tab for some great photos of Jan-Kay's facilities and lots of kids having fun and being blessed with the Truth of Jesus Christ.

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The Coach

2020-01-14 03:20:44

This place has been around a long time. I’d like to see it continue. So would lots of people.

JENNIFER REYNOLDS

2020-01-14 16:17:55

We came to Jan-Kay annually when I was a child. I have such fond memories of all of the adventures we had there!

Cade Family

2020-01-14 16:33:21

May the Lord continue to sustain & bless this ministry!

Maness Family

2020-01-20 13:10:02

You have ministered greatly to our children AND our grandchildren!

Anonymous

2020-01-20 16:16:25

One of our children came to faith in Christ at Jan Kay Ranch. We have many fond memories there and pray God will continue to use this ministry in the lives of many people.

Charles Stallard

2020-01-22 03:59:52

Ron and Claudia Stallard, we will be praying for God's will in this situation ,that you will be able to do repairs needed. It is such a wonderful place that many of our children from CCBC have come to accept Jesus in their hearts. God bless you as you work with children and show them God's love and mercy.

Anonymous

2020-01-26 20:39:25

Jan-Kay Ranch has been a huge blessing to myself, my friends, and my family. I've had a brother and many friends who came to know the Lord there. I've grown and been convicted greatly both serving and being served there with CBC.

sandra novakovich

2020-02-11 18:46:38

Many family members have benefited from this camp experience. It can be life changing. So let's all do something to keep it going.

DONNA WILLIAMS PRICE

2020-02-20 04:44:41

Jan-Kay Ranch has made a difference in my life for 50 and that of my family for many of those. I pray that it is able to be sustained for another 50!

Anonymous

2020-02-20 04:47:54

My wife and I made a donation to this campaign earlier, but we realized upon further prayer and reflection that our first gift didn’t require any real sacrifice on our part. This one does. Jan-Kay’s ministry more than justifies that sacrifice! May God exceed all expectations for this campaign by stirring His people to give sacrificially to this worthy work – at a level that honestly reflects the value that we, our churches, and our kids have received from His loving hand through Jan-Kay Ranch and its faithful staff.

Brenda Fendley

2020-02-21 14:32:17

Praying that the needs are met!

Mary Nell Cash

2020-02-23 17:10:46

I've been blessed by Christian camping since I was a very young child. What I learned and experienced every single summer of church camp built much of the solid spiritual foundation that shaped my life and even much of my personality. I'm giving back so others can share in this life-shaping, life-changing opportunity. God touches hearts at youth camps (and adult camps).

Cynthia M. Hinds

2020-03-02 18:23:39

Thank you for helping to raise my daughter IN CHRIST!

Louis Baca

2020-03-04 11:26:31

My children and grandchild went to Jan-Kay. They made big impacts on their lives. My daughters friend became one of our Lords children there. They are a treasure worth saving.

Sanford Mark Sellers

2020-03-12 15:40:33

Jan-Kay means so much to so many... glad to have an opportunity to contribute.

Michael and Shelby Novakovich

2020-03-16 01:02:58

Since my first week as a camper in 2003, God has used Jan Kay Ranch to show His goodness and faithfulness to me time and time again. I hope and pray that God will use Jan Kay Ranch to bless many more in the years to come! -Michael

FINAL UPDATE
March 15, 2020, 5:26 pm
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TODAY is the FINAL DAY of the “Shoring Up JAN-KAY RANCH CHRISTIAN CAMP” Crowdfunding campaign!

YOU CAN STILL DONATE to the campaign TODAY until MIDNIGHT – at https://givesendgo.com/JanKayRanch.

And please note that you can make a contribution directly to Jan-Kay Ranch ANY TIME via check:

· Make your check out to: Jan-Kay Ranch Inc

· MAIL the check to:

Jan-Kay Ranch Christian Camp

436 Private Road 5001
Detroit, TX 75436

We thank God for all your earnest prayers and generous donations!  All donations will be put to good use!

God is pleased with the prayerful dependence of His people, so PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR THIS WONDERFUL MINISTRY and for ALL THE GREAT PEOPLE AT JAN-KAY who so lovingly and faithfully serve us and our children!

Grace and peace to you in our glorious Savior, Jesus Christ!

Tom Wright

Campaign Organizer

Update #4
March 2, 2020, 3:08 pm
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With 12 days remaining in our 60-day crowdfunding campaign, “Shoring Up Jan-Kay Ranch Christian Camp,” we’re at 9% of the target

God has provided 35 generous gifts through you dear friends of Jan-Kay.  We thank God earnestly for every gift! 

We’re a long way from the goal, but if God wills to provide what we’ve asked, He can do so even on the last day!  And we will rejoice in whatever He provides!  “Not that I seek for the gift itself, but for the fruit that increases to your account!” [Philippians 4:17].

Much more important than the things we ask of God is THE HEART OF UTTER DEPENDENCE ON HIM that those requests nurture IN US who are His beloved children.  God knows what we need before we ask!  [Matthew 6:8].  He will often withhold the very things that He delights in giving His children UNTIL WE COME TO HIM IN PRAYER and ASK, trusting Him to do all things well.  That’s because HE MADE US FOR HIMSELF, not for the things of this world. 

ABOVE ALL ELSE, PLEASE PRAY DILIGENTLY over these final 12 days to our great God, the Source of every good thing and every perfect gift [James 1:17].

If you or someone you know has been blessed through the ministry of Jan-Kay Ranch, please prayerfully consider whether God would have you make a donation in any amount to this fundraising effort.  If you’ve intended to make a donation, but haven’t gotten around to it, NOW would probably be a good time!

The objective of this fundraiser is to accomplish much-needed repairs to the swimming pool and deck, including a complete replaster, retile and re-deck, to repave or substantially patch on-premises roads (as donations allow), and to address many other updates and repairs needed to ensure that Jan-Kay Ranch continues to be an outstanding facility.

WHATEVER IS DONATED WILL BE USED FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO AND MAINTENANCE OF THE CAMP, EVEN IF THE TARGET IS NOT REACHED.  But the most critically-needed repairs are also the most expensive.

To make a donation via credit or debit card, go to https://givesendgo.com/JanKayRanch.

If you prefer to make a donation by check, please email the Campaign Organizer, Tom Wright, at JanKay@reconciled.net

For tax purposes, please note that Jan-Kay Ranch Inc is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  If you provide your email address at the time you submit your donation, you will receive an emailed receipt.  No email addresses or other contact information will be shared or sold.  Your name will be displayed on the GiveSendGo campaign page with the donation amount unless you check the box to give anonymously.

Update #3
February 20, 2020, 4:18 am
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With just 24 days remaining in our 60-day “Shoring Up Jan-Kay Ranch Christian Camp” crowdfunding campaign, we’re at only 4% of the target.

As always, the most critically important way you can support this campaign is to PRAY, committing the outcome entirely to God. But as you pray, please consider whether God would have YOU serve as an instrument of His provision for Jan-Kay Ranch by making a donation at https://givesendgo.com/JanKayRanch.

We’re deeply thankful for the much-needed funds that God has already provided through the generous donations that have been received so far. But we’re a long way from what will be required to repair the swimming pool, improve the roads and do other important repairs that prompted us to launch this crowdfunding drive.

If you’ve been following the campaign progress and have considered making a donation, the time is quickly drawing near to settle that question.

Some of you may not be able to contribute financially to this effort because you already give as much as you’re able to other worthy ministries, including your home church. And no one should give beyond his or her means [2 Corinthians 8:10-12]. But we are ALL called to give to the work of God beyond what is easy or convenient [2 Corinthians 8:1-4], and to do so with cheerful hearts [2 Corinthians 9:6-8] as a joyful and grateful response to God for His indescribable gift of eternal life to all who trust in Jesus Christ [2 Corinthians 9:15].

Every donation, no matter what the dollar amount, is a tangible way for you to show your support for this wonderful ministry and for the Jan-Kay staff who have served us and our kids so faithfully for so many years.

Grace and peace to you in our glorious Savior, Jesus Christ!
Tom (Campaign Organizer)

WEEK 2 UPDATE
January 28, 2020, 11:33 pm
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At the end of WEEK 2 of the “Shoring Up JAN KAY RANCH CHRISTIAN CAMP” crowdfunding campaign, we’ve seen:

*Nearly 2000 views of theGiveSendGo Crowdfunding Campaign page at: givesendgo.com/JanKayRanch

*220 Members on the Facebook Group “Jan-Kay Crowdfund” that points to the GiveSendGo campaign

*18 donations with just under 3% of the campaign target reached thus far.

Please continue PRAYING and SHARING THE LINK to the Campaign at: givesendgo.com/JanKayRanch

And please prayerfully consider DONATING toward the target IN ANY AMOUNT!

WEEK 1 UPDATE
January 20, 2020, 3:48 pm
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At the end of WEEK 1 of the “Shoring Up JAN KAY RANCH CHRISTIAN CAMP” crowdfunding campaign, we’ve seen:

    1200+ views of the GiveSendGo Crowdfunding Campaign page at: givesendgo.com/JanKayRanch

    200+ Members on the Facebook Group “Jan-Kay Crowdfund” that points to the GiveSendGo campaign

    10 donations with 1.5% of the campaign target reached thus far

Please continue PRAYING and SHARING THE LINK to the Campaign at: givesendgo.com/JanKayRanch

And please prayerfully consider DONATING toward the target IN ANY AMOUNT

In order to complete the POOL REDO in time for camps this coming summer, it would be necessary to line up contractors BEFORE the end date for this 60-day fundraising effort (in mid-March).  So donations that come in within the next few weeks will impact the timetable.  Of course, we’ll follow God’s lead on the timing, and we will gratefully receive whatever He determines to provide through this effort!

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Since my first week as a camper in 2003, God has used Jan Kay Ranch to show His goodness and faithfulness to me time and time again. I hope and pray that God will use Jan Kay Ranch to bless many more in the years to come! -Michael

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I've been blessed by Christian camping since I was a very young child. What I learned and experienced every single summer of church camp built much of the solid spiritual foundation that shaped my life and even much of my personality. I'm giving back so others can share in this life-shaping, life-changing opportunity. God touches hearts at youth camps (and adult camps).

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My wife and I made a donation to this campaign earlier, but we realized upon further prayer and reflection that our first gift didn’t require any real sacrifice on our part. This one does. Jan-Kay’s ministry more than justifies that sacrifice! May God exceed all expectations for this campaign by stirring His people to give sacrificially to this worthy work – at a level that honestly reflects the value that we, our churches, and our kids have received from His loving hand through Jan-Kay Ranch and its faithful staff.

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Many family members have benefited from this camp experience. It can be life changing. So let's all do something to keep it going.

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Jan-Kay Ranch has been a huge blessing to myself, my friends, and my family. I've had a brother and many friends who came to know the Lord there. I've grown and been convicted greatly both serving and being served there with CBC.

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Charles Stallard

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Ron and Claudia Stallard, we will be praying for God's will in this situation ,that you will be able to do repairs needed. It is such a wonderful place that many of our children from CCBC have come to accept Jesus in their hearts. God bless you as you work with children and show them God's love and mercy.

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