We are trying to be more intentional about updating people on what is going on in our lives, instead of the usual one page newsletter we thought we would just send out a bunch of emails. We will post them here as well if your interested. Here is the first one:


Hello All (no hiding it, this is a mass email to lots of people!),

We wanted to spend some time updating you on our lives. The challenge of telling you about everything that is going on in a single email is a bit daunting, so we though we would break it up. Over the next several weeks we are going to send out a few emails to give you an idea of what we are doing at NLR, our church, with school (for Beth), and life in general.

There are a few reasons we want people to know what is going on with us. First, you are friends and family, so we thought we would fill you in on what we have been up to. Our second reason is centered around our jobs and ministry. We want people to know what is going on at New Life Ranch, and what roles we play in that ministry. We are excited about what is going on here and we want to share that with you! We want you to pray for us and this place, perhaps you might even decide to come to Family Camp or send your kids to Summer Camp. We also want to be open and transparent about our needs and struggles as members of our community, and as missionaries who ask people to give us part of our salary.

We want to respect your inbox space, so if you would rather not get these emails just let us know (really, we won’t be offended or have our feelings hurt!), otherwise, we look forward to filling you in on what is going on in our lives. If you want to read about some of what has been going on with us recently we keep a website with occasional updates at http://www.benandbethwest.com.

Ben and Beth

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