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Symbols From the Sanctuary Service - Treasures of Truth, Part 3

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  Sabbath, September 2, 2023

First Sabbath Offering for Rampart View Ranch, Colorado, USA

Rampart View Ranch (RVR) is located an hour from Denver, Colorado, USA. The city of Denver rises out of the broad, flat expanse of the Great Plains and is nestled against the front range of the Rocky Mountains. Known as the “Mile-High City” with an elevation of 1609 meters above sea level greater Denver has a population of over 3 milion. Given its central North American location and a large well-traveled international airport, it is an easily reached and popular global travel destination.

RVR sits high atop the Colorado Rocky Mountains and is a true blessing for our church in the North American region. Over the years, this facility has hosted multiple youth conventions, marriage retreats, and canvassing projects as well as conferences and workers’ meetings. The beautiful property provides unparalleled seclusion and tranquility with nearly 200 acres of mountain terrain, all made possible through the Lord’s faithful guidance and amazing providence.

“Repeatedly the Lord has instructed us that we are to work the cities from outpost centers. In these cities we are to have houses of worship, as memorials for God; but institutions for the publication of our literature, for the healing of the sick, and for the training of workers, are to be established outside the cities. Especially is it important that our youth be shielded from the temptations of city life.”—Selected Messages, bk. 2, p. 358.

RVR was purchased from United States government land holdings through a process that took nearly a decade to accomplish. The land contained acres of rock formations, trees, and wilderness, but no structures or roads. Over the years, with the help of God and the generous work of volunteers, RVR has grown to its current capacity for service. A chapel and dining structure are now prominent on the property, along with cabins and dormitories. Despite the improvements made, RVR suffers shortages in fresh water supply. The property’s capacity to serve and expand is limited by a lack of water. We know that the Lord still has great plans for this property to bless His church and the world around us. With your generous help and God’s grace, we can raise the funds to drill a new well, allowing this facility to serve generations to come. May God bless the gift and the giver!

Your brethren from the Central U.S. Field

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