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Freedom Gates Boys Ranch offers hope one boy at a time, four-year-old inspires the older kids

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The Freedom Gates Boys Ranch is located in Hazelton, Kansas. Director Michael Simpson (back right) and his wife Ariel and their two little boys – Mikey, age 7, and Jesse, age 4 – are houseparents for the six boys who are staying there to improve their life by learning Christian values, work ethic, about love, respect and much more. Pictured at left are longtime and now retired houseparents Dennis and Nancy Blake (who act in a grandparent capacity), and staff members (in middle, from left) Kathrine Newton, Kody Haas and Jonathan Newton.

It's been a while since we checked in to the ranch – the Freedom Gates Boys Ranch that is, located in Hazelton, Kansas.

Michael Simpson has devoted a good portion of his adult life to helping troubled young boys discover a feeling of purpose and significance in their own life. For numerous years now he's been a part of this home for boys that teaches Christian values, a work ethic, how families are supposed to function with love and respect for one another, how to overcome adversity and much more.

“After being here a while, one of the boys told me, `Life doesn't have to be awful forev...



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