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The Promised Land

God said to Abram: "Go from your land ... to the land that I will show you." (Gen 12:1) 

For the Land which you come, to possess it-it is not like the Land of Egypt that you left...the eyes of the Lord , your God, are always on it, from the beginning of the year to the year's end. (Deut. 11:10-12) 

And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey: (Exodus 3: 8)

Why Equine Ministry and Why Horses?

We utilize horses for many reasons. As human beings, our connection to the horse is ancient and intuitive. Horses are mentioned in the earliest recorded written word, illustrating how the human/equine bond transcends cultural and economic barriers. Horses have an uncanny ability to mirror our emotional states. Through interactive, relationship sessions with the horse, participants can gain insight, communication skills, and empowerment, as well as countless other benefits.

While working with horses might be intimidating at first, most people grow to enjoy their regular interaction with these magnificent creations of God. You’re allowed to be afraid around a horse as long as you admit that you’re afraid. A horse will walk right up to a terrified kid and put their head in their chest. 

Equine Therapy is not about behavior modification they get enough of that in school. It’s more about self-confidence and communication skills. There is a confidence that comes from succeeding in a new experience and doing something they wouldn’t ordinarily do. Those struggling with dependencies in their life often appreciate forming such a bond based on honesty and without judgment.Besides the comforting effect that close contact with animals brings, and the therapeutic effect of the time spent; most people find equine therapy a welcome change from conventional methods. A horse couldn’t care less if someone has been in jail or has a learning disability, they only judge you by who you are at the moment.

Currently we are working with many families who cannot afford conventional therapy or expensive equine programs.  We offer scholarships, discounted packages and for many of our families this type of opportunity wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for this ministry.  2010 was our first full year in equine ministry and in our camps alone we had over 20 children pray to receive Christ.   God is really blessing this ministry with so many opportunities to share the love of his son. 

One of my parents said last week “This is the only place that my daughter can come and find peace in her life”.  Another mom told me her 5 year old autistic son is opening up in ways that no other therapy has worked for him.  Please keep us in your prayers, the challenges are many-but lives are being changed. If you have an interest in serving in this ministry or would like more information please give us a call.

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