My name is Roseanne. I came to Still Creek Ranch after I read Margaret O’Quinn’s obituary (July 5, 2015). I thought I could volunteer and help the children. Little did I know the great work God was about to do in me, for the children. I had it backwards. It was not me who would help the children. It was Jesus who would work through me. Retired from 30 plus years in public education I began to see how much I did not know about God’s love for children. Five years on the ranch has shown me Jesus. I have known grown adults and resident children to have life changing experiences for those who answer His call. He can change you also. Give your life to Jesus. Let Him work through you.
Matthew 25:40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me”.
The Bible is full of promises. Isaiah 62 “ You will never again be called the People that God Left. Your land will never again be called the Land that God Destroyed.
You will be called the People God Loves. Your land will be... remembrance of my promises.” God had planned in heaven before the foundation of the earth a safe place for children to live and learn the love of God. One of these places is Still Creek Ranch located in Bryan, Texas.
It’s all about the children. All children are made in the image of God. At SCR we lead by example, God’s precious children, to know how valuable they are. Psalm 27:10 “Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me.” Our kids have made it from failed adoptions, hard places and abandonment because of God’s army of people who are loving His work, loving God and loving children. At the end of the road in the middle of nowhere God continues to do it. God has used people whom Still Creek Ranch staff members have never laid eyes on to provide great deeds the Lord has done. God uses people. He has used many community members. He uses a small bunch of people who may give $10 each month. What all donors have in common is we believe in the promises and faithfulness of God. Will you answer the call and let Jesus work through you to provide for children others have thrown away?
Watch the videos below and be prepared to have an understanding of God's great Commision for the past 30 years.
Our Sunday School class has taken SCR under our wing helping with food drives, necessary repairs, clean up and general help where needed. We do this because we have experienced the care, Godly love and christian atmosphere SCR provides to children that have been mistreated, unloved, mentally broken and in such need of the care SCR provides. The staff has a special heart to take these abused children, through no fault of their own, are so mentally defeated that only God's love, via God's servants at SCR provides. SCR is a good place to invest your money to help provide the necessary funds to continue God's work for these defeated children. This is a good place. Richard Terry
Still Creek Ranch is a place of great restoration. I am so thankful to be able to be a part of what the Ranch does for children in need. I have see children's lives begin a healing process through loving care, gentle redirection, structure, and discipline. There is truly no place like Still Creek. The Lord will continue to bless and provide, and many more children will be restored for His glory. Best people, best place, best kids around. One million/10, would recommend.
I have no idea what personal vendetta the first reviewer is pursuing, but my experience with Still Creek could not be more different. I have lived in this area for over 40 years. I have never been directly, formally affiliated with SCCA, but I have watched it grow and I know many people involved. Because of some of my church's outreach programs, I have met, and worked with, at least 25-30 of the children who have come through their program over the last 10 years. Thsee are qualified, dedicated people who pour their time, energy, and love into kids who have experienced terrible things. They give them hope, along with a good education and solid life skills. I'm sure that there has been a disgruntled employee or two, or a volunteer that got upset or offended; human nature pretty much guarantees that will happen. But I have never heard a hint of scandal, misappropriation of funds, or malfeasance of any sort leveled against Still Creek and I challenge anyone to come up with credible evidence. These are good people, doing great work, saving children's lives.
Review from Guidestar
This non-profit grossly misrepresents themselves, their numbers and what they do. The current Ranch Directors hide information from their board of directors as well as keep contact information for the board unpublicized. As a result, the board of directors is powerless and only given the impression that they can provide accountability when they cannot. Because of the lack of accountability and grave mishandling of funds, information and children internally, multiple investigations have been launched against the directors for child abuse, neglect, fraud, etc. By majority, kids at Still Creek Boys Ranch will receive a bed, meals and some form of schooling but this the organization is functioning well below it's potential due to the abuse, deception and greed. Hopefully one day enough investigations from other agencies will finally result in some real change.
Review from Guidestar