Surveys and research affirm the value of early childhood experiences at a Christian camp and conference center. Church leaders say those encounters were key in their decisions to become pastors or be involved with the church. Those who’ve turned to the church in times of doubt and despair, especially young men, say the same.
Change for Children began in 2012 with the concept that guests leave pocket change in their rooms at check-out, or leave change in the Gift Shop or Front Desk, and that change is be gathered and put toward scholarships for boys and girls.
Church sessions and Presbyterian Women’s groups joined the effort, sending larger donations. And Presbyterian congregations are invited to send the locally kept portion of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Pentecost Offering—which aids children at risk—to Mo-Ranch for Change for Children.
The total raised annually is near $40,000, and we hope to increase that to $100,000 per year, the estimated cost for every child in Presbyterian-related children’s homes and the Presbyterian Pan American School to come to Mo-Ranch each year.
Whether it’s at the end of your next Mo-Ranch visit or when your congregation is considering its mission budget, we hope you will remember Change for Children and the positive effect it has on lives.