Cleaning up with the tractor

Time for the annual cleanup

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There is life and growth at Westview: crops sprout, cattle fatten, and boys become young men. This is the season, though, when we have to clear out the wild and weedy. The North Garland church in Enid recently came to help with that annual cleanup.

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Flagpole at camp

Blazing new trails

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Habits and rhythms are positive and powerful things but there is also fun and excitement in getting away. Every summer our young men get away to church camp; for some it is their first experience of summer camp: life outdoors, new friends, and new songs.

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Some of our boys with the crew from Oakdale

When we start working together

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For years, the Church of Christ at Oakdale has been a vital part of the work at Westview Boys’ Home. Recently a team of members and leaders came to work side by side with our young men and staff on our farm.

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Graduation ceremony

Landmarks, rituals, and rites of passage

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As teenagers move from their high school years into their adult lives, the school hallways they have so recently walked become landmarks in their history and well-known rituals and rites of passage serve to mark a new part of their life journeys.

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