Thank you.

To all those who read this blog. This is a testimony of God's power to anyone who wants to pursue a ministry to accomplish the purpose that He has written for our lives. If we trust in Him completely, He will guide our steps so His Ministry becomes a well watered garden growing fruit to His perfection, not limited by any physical sense, but everything supplied by Him.

"And my God will meet all my needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19

Enjoy the journey with me.



Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Chapter Twenty - Horse Camp 2011

While hunting for a shade cover for one of the turn outs on Craigs List, I called on an ad and met Stephanie.  Not only did we find a good deal on a cover, but we also got her horse to use.    Her horse's name is Harley.   She is a beautiful paint.  She steels the show in the herd as far as her looks are concerned.  She is very striking.    In addition, Stephanie is a Mounted Police Officer in the City of Tempe so she invited us to visit as a group during her work hours at the Tempe Police Department's Mounted Police Horse Department.  We had a great time seeing how they prepare the horses for Mill Ave., which is a popular hang out for Arizona State University students. 
We brought Harley on our 2nd Annual Horse Camp trip with our other 10 for a total of 11 horses for this camp in July of 2011.
Our chuck wagon volunteers, Becky and Steve, were there supporting the ministry again with our meals.  We had about 30 participants this time.  My husband Steve came on Sunday and gave us a spirit led message.   We had so much more help this time and so much fun.  We rented 8 sites this time; an additional 3 from last time. 
Here are pictures from our field trip to Temp and our Horse Camp 2011:

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Chapter Nineteen - Rio

In May of 2011, we bred Breehia (because of her really nice confirmation) to a stud owned by Tom Hayman named Rio.   This was another “future project” mentioned on our website.  I learned very quickly in regard to directing a ministry of God’s, that money should never be a restriction on the growth or activities of the ministry.   God would certainly provide the means to take care of a new foal which is to be born in April of 2012.  Breehia, Breehia, Breehia.  What a beautiful animal.  Too bad she was bred to be a “halter horse” which is the beauty pageant for horses.  They breed these animals purposely to have cute and small little tea cup size hooves, which truly does not carry a beautiful, muscular body like Breehia’s.  The stud we chose for her baby has nice big hooves that should produce a foal that has more substantial hooves to carry the weight.  Breehia does have her limitations but I believe she will be producing the most beautiful foal…a sign of the Kingdom of God at work.
Picture of Breehia and her stud, Rio:

Monday, January 2, 2012

Chapter Eighteen - Faith

We painted the stalls a black enamel and also the arena we painted white.  The iron was very rusty.   The tenants with the skinny horses moved which opened up another six stalls which I quickly claimed for the ministry.  We also were donated Boo by the same people who donated Tigger and Buddy.  He too would be donated with care money for 3 years.    Praise God!! 
Since the new barn location did not have a place for us to hold a Christmas Party per se, I decided to buy Christmas hats for the horses and kids to wear and take pictures of them with the horses.
Sadly, David’s cancer continued to grow.   Because of finances, he ended up going for Chemotherapy and Radiation since that was covered by his insurance.  This really scared me since my dad’s unfortunate fate.  My dad did not have the same amount of faith as David does.  God did an amazing thing to open my eyes to His amazing, indescribable love for this ministry.  Dillon was extremely sick with Colic.  A vet told us that she would be surprised that he would make it.  I prayed that Satan would take his death grip off of Dillon.  I also prayed for God to heal Dillon.  Dillon recovered and then I heard from God.  He said, “Why would I heal a horse that is so critical for the ministry, but not heal David who is even more so?”    Well, my only answer could be, “you wouldn’t.”  So from that point on I knew that David would not be taken from the ministry.  So my husband and I agreed to pay double and hire David’s son to take care of his job for 3 months while he underwent the treatment.  This was Jan, Feb and March of 2011.   
The owner of the ranch traded me the abandoned 5th wheel that was on his property for the Minnie Winnie that I had gotten from my mom.  He thought it would be more comfortable for David to live in.
My son came for a visit and he took some great pictures of the kids during one of our Saturday trail rides. 
These pictures really warm my heart.  This is what it is all about: