Methodist Children’s Home youth gathered for an annual fall worship service and the first-ever Rowdy Rancho Games at the MCH Boys Ranch on Sunday, Nov. 11. The event served as a day of fellowship, teamwork and outdoor competition.
The day kicked off with the 2018 fall worship service which was held in the ranch horse arena with music led by the MCH choir, worship team and Spiritual Development team. As part of the service, a message on self-image and finding identity in Christ was shared by Trey Oakley, vice president for development at MCH.
Following the service, students and staff continued their day of community with a picnic lunch, hayrides and individual and team competitions including a hay bale toss, two-person log toss, karaoke contest and poetry reading, fishing challenge, three-legged race, potato sack race, tug-o-war, corn hole and a home banner contest.
“It was our hope that the events would provide a space for youth to utilize all of the Boys Ranch and to engage with our resources and their peers,” said Tim Price, director of outdoor education at MCH, who served as the day’s organizer. “Overall, we wanted to bring youth together through teamwork and healthy completion, and that happened. We had a lot of participation.”
Price said the entire day was a success, especially because of all of the help and support the event received.
“It was a wonderful team effort,” said Price, “and I have hopes for these events to continue to grow and positively impact our youth.”