the valley

by kristinnfarren

This week I’ve been following the Holy Week devotionals at shereadstruth.com. On Monday the ladies who put together the readings usedMatthew 21:10-17, which is the passage about Jesus kicking folks out of the Temple. After this upheaval, Matthew shares that He invited in the blind, lame, and children who all called out, “Hosanna!”

My mind went immediately to the Fraser Valley — a beautiful place nestled under the Continental Divide — surely a temple of His Creation. For as long as anyone ever knew people ran the valley the way they wanted. Skiing, snowboarding, and biking have always ruled out. That is all until God began a work in someone to seek out a new property for Young Life. After seeing many possibilities throughout the state of Colorado, 1500 acres of land were purchased in the Fraser Valley. God was beginning His upheaval.

Crooked Creek Ranch’s construction was finished and it opened in 1999, much the dismay of many locals. People stayed away from the folks Young Life brought in and away from the camp itself. But every summer God brings in His children, a lot of whom leave shouting, “Hosanna!” We are excited about the way CCR is really starting to impact this community. The Lord is working hard.

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