Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Mexia Baptist Church Youth & Leap of Faith Horse Ministry built a float for the Excel & Frisco City parades! What great fun!! :)
The message on the float...

There is no greater Love than God's... Birth, Death & Ressurection

Looking forward to next year!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Meeting 11/30/09

I am so excited to tell everyone that we received our Non-Profit Status!!!! We are officially a Public Charity 501 (c) (3) organization!!! :) So if you are interested in making a donation, it will be tax deductable!! Praises!!!
Thanks to Neal for donating the money for new helmets!!!
Thanks to Excel Hardware for the donation of $50 and opening an account for us!!
Thanks to Excel School Special needs class for the Central Farm Supply $50 gift certificate. We purchased new feed pans & new buckets!!
We have several Autistic children coming to play with the horses each week!! :)
Upcoming events are: December 5th, Frisco City Christmas parade @ 2PM & December 6th, Excel Christmas parade @ 2PM. If you are interested in helping or riding the float please call us!!
The Next Cowboy Church will be March 20th, 2010!!!! We are planning to have several for the upcoming year...June 19th, September 18th, and not sure about December 2010 yet!! All events for Cowboy church must go through the board members.
We are working on a design for Leap of Faith Horse Ministry tee- shirts!! We have some ideas, but we are open or suggestions! These shirts will be given away at Cowboy church or either sold as a fundraiser...or both!
We will not have a meeting in December- Next Meeting Jan 25th @ 6 PM!!
Heather is due to "foal" on Jan 7th, no planned activities between December 18- Feburary 2010!!
Thank you to thoses who attended the LOFHM meeting!! We could not do it without you!!
I also wanted to Thank our volunteers!! We could not do it without you! :)

Leap of Faith Horse Ministry would like to wish everyone a very
Merry Christmas!! And a wonderful & exciting New Year!!
Jesus is the reason for the season!!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Rikard's Mill

We set up a small information table at Rikard's Mill today. Lots of people were interested in our Ministry. Several people talked about their children being special needs children and they liked the idea of working with horses. Everyday God places people in our paths to help us, guide & direct us! It was great talking to everyone!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Meeting 10/26/09 update!!

Thank you so much for those that attended the meeting!!
PRAISES for Cowboy Church we raises $1010.79. We decided to use the money to purchase new helmets for the riders that are coming out the LOFHM. We also have purchased a Mini Mule who will be used for the small children that are afraid of the bigger pony & horses.
We are still currently looking for suitable horses to add to our program. We also still have the TB mares for sale. We may have a possible horse donation..? We are in need of several things, tack, bucket, dewormer, etc...
Due to Heather expecting a new baby girl on Jan 7, 2010. The next Cowboy Church will be in March 2010. We have decided to have Cowboy Church once every 3 months!! If we see a need for more often we will have Cowboy Church once a month. This was a difficult decision!
We have also decided to order LOFHM Tee-shirts to sell as a fundraiser. We will sell the shirts for $14.00.
October has been a very busy & fun month at Leap of Faith Horse Ministry. The special needs class from Excel School came out on a field trip to enjoy the horses. I believe they had a wonderful time. I know I sure did!! LOFHM & the class from Excel worked on a float for the Homecoming Parade. Thanks to those who helped decorate and rode on the float. It was great fun throwing candy out!! I hope to have a few pictures to post soon.
November 7, we will be at Rikard's Mill to have an information boothe set up for LOFHM.
December 5th & 6th LOFHM will have a float in the Christmas parades, Monroeville, Excel & Frisco... If you are interested in helping or riding please let us know!! We would love to have you join us.
We will not have a LOFHM meeting on December 28th. We will resume meeting on Jan 25th, 2010!!
Our next meeting is November 30 @ 6:00PM!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Ruby working magic!!

What an Awesome day at Leap of Faith Horse Ministry!!
God is so Good!! We are all created for the glory of God!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Meeting October 26

We have a meeting Monday, October 26 @ 6PM!
If you are interested in our ministry please join us!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Mini Mule

Leap of Faith Horse Ministry wants to welcome our New Mini Mule!!
If you have any name ideas please let us know...
Check out the Leap of Faith Horse Ministry Face book page to see pictures!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Pictures from Cowboy Church Oct 3, 2009

Shannon Hall-Jones

Joey Jordan & his grandson.

Travis Shinholster
In His Presence
Praise & Worship Band

My favorite picture, My husband, Duke & our old dog Wilma... Thanks to Duke for supporting me!
Thanks to Ruby for pony rides! What a great pony!

Thanks to Nicole Smith for taking pictures!! :)

These are a few of my favorite pictures from Cowboy Church! We had a wonderful time!! This was our first big event so we will make a few little changes for next time, but over all a wonderful evening!! Much thanks to all the people that helped put this event together. We could not have done it without you!! Thanks to the Leap of Faith board members as well as Mexia baptist church. And everyone else who helped!! Several people came to me as said ""Thank you for having this event!" So that just tells me for sure God wants us to continue Cowboy church... We will plan another for the Spring... March??? Keep in touch so you will know the date!!!
Great fun when we surrender to what God wants us to do!!!!


Monday, October 5, 2009

Cowboy Church 10/3/09

Cowboy Church was awesome!! We had Pony Rides, Chuck Wagon Supper, Trick Roper, Clown, Silent Auction, Gospel Band, Contempary Band, Worship, Arena Round up & so much fun!! Pictures are posted on Facebook...Leap of Faith Horse Ministry ... I am working on getting them to this web page...

Thank you to all the people that helped put it all together!!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Hello!!- update!!!

We had a great meeting last night! Thanks to those who came to the meeting!! :)
We have alot going on these days!! So very exciting!! I couldn't sleep last night thinking about it all!!
God is really working in our ministry!!
At the meeting we discussed
Our non profit status... we are still waiting on the IRS! Leap of Faith Horse Ministry is a ministry of Mexia Baptist Church, so if you need a deduction receipt for donations you can write a check to Mexia Baptist for Leap of Faith Horse Ministry, and we will receive the donation & you will receive your tax credit! Thank You Mexia Baptist!
Our new checking account.
We need helmets- all sizes- They are $30.00 each.
We also have a growing need for another pony or small horse.
I will be selling 2 TB mares and a weanling... all proceeds will go to LOFHM! call me if your interested!!
Volunteer training... is open to all volunteers & board members, anyone interested in the ministry...
Currently going on at LOFHM:
We are helping special needs participants!! :)
Giving Pony Ride Birthday parties!!
Riding lessons & Horsemanship Lessons!!
Cowboy Church!! This Saturday!! Oct 3 @ 5PM- It will be loads of fun!! Chuck wagon stew$5.00, Trick Roper, Pony Rides, Silent Auction,Gospel Bands, Contempary Band, Singers, Worship, Arena round up!
Also in October-
We are going to have a float in the Excel Parade!! The special needs class from Excel may help decorate a float!!:) If you are interested in helping please call.
Special needs class from Excel will come to LOFHM for a field trip.
We also discussed having a float in the Frisco & Monroeville, & Excel Christmas parades!!
Alot going on!!! How exciting!!!

God is wonderful!! We give him all the praises!!!!!!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Volunteer training

We had a great volunteer training session this morning!
Thank you to the ladies who came and volunteered!!

Horses are amazing creatures!! We can see ourselves in them. They are not perfect nor are we. Yet, God created us all. He created us unique and special in his own image and for his glory!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Birthday Party

We hosted a Birthday party on Saturday, Sept 5. I believe everyone had a great time. Ruby is such a great pony!! We had about 10 kids, ages 4-8 attend the party. The kids groomed her, helped saddle her up, rode her, and gave her carrotts, which she loved!! Several said they would love to have their party with the horses! Hopefully we will have pictures soon.

God is wonderful!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Meeting 8/31/09 update

We had a great meeting.
We discussed the Cowboy Church in more detail. Again the date is October 3, 2009. Starting at 5 pm, Pony rides & paint the pony, Chuck wagon supper at 5:30, Service at 6:30 with round up fellowship afterwards. We may have a slient auction, if you know someone who would like to donate , please let us know. We will have a work morning before the cowboy church, if you want to help set up, please come!!
We are open for Hosting Pony Ride Birthday Parties!!
Look for a new paper article to come out a week or so before the Cowboy Church date.
God places people right in our paths, we welcome Barbara to our meeting & are looking forward to working with her. She is a Physical Therapist Assistant!! Praises!!
Bro. Wayne is geared up for Cowboy church!!
Beth has invited us to speak at the Autism group meeting. Sept. 24 @ 6PM!!
Nicole is working on the business cards, donation, & facebook!!
Neal is working on brochures.
Thanks to Ms. Jenny for the liability sign!

Thank you to all those who attended the meeting!!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Meeting tonight!!

Meeting tonight at 6 P.M.!! We will be talking about the Cowboy Church plans!! And the rest of the activities for the year!!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Thank you!!

I just want to say Thank you to all of the volunteers for todays work day. We had a total of 37 people come to help. Some people came and worked, some came just to visit, some came to bring food, some came just to play. I believe that everyone had a great day!

We put a much needed gate on the arena, built a cross-tie wash area to groom & bathe horses, added windows to the stalls, repaired a fence post, repalced a few fence post, added new t-post for the start of a new pasture, added much needed saddle racks & bridle hangers to the tackroom, & sprayed the fence line with round up.


Thursday, August 13, 2009

Aug 15 work day!!

The work day is August 15!!! We will have hotdogs & drinks!! When all the work is done, we will have a youth social! Play in the mud, fellowship & pizza!!
Hope to see you all there!! We will start about 8:00 AM!! :)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


I talked to Brother Wayne Mcmillian yesterday and he told me that Mexia Baptist Church will help Leap of Faith Horse Ministry get the Cowboy Church started! WOW!! God is awesome!!

Our official date for the Cowboy Church is Saturday, October 3rd, 2009.

I am so excited about what God is doing!! I could not sleep last night!!

The order of events at this time is:

5:00 PM- 6:15 Pony Rides and Paint the Pony- Fun for the kids!!
5:30 PM- Supper- tickets will be sold in advance - Proceeds go to Leap Of Faith Horse Ministry
Barn Prize- Sponsored by TBA
6:30 PM - Worship Service-
Gospel & Contempary Music - TBA
Guest Speaker-TBA
Round Up

As time progresses we may add or change a few details. We hope this will be something we can do once a month.

Feel free to leave comments about this event!!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Making progress

Our meeting went well!! We are making progress!!

We are setting up a Facebook page! and considering a web site page. We are planning another work day in order to get the arena finished and several other little projects done. The date is Aug. 15 Starting at 8:00 AM until ?? The afternoon. Lunch will be provided. If you would like to donated lunch supplies please let me know!
The plans for Cowboy church are under way!!! A date has been set, but we are reconsidering due to Alabama and Auburn football schedules! It will be in October or November at the latest. For more information about the cowboy church call Heather 251-765-2644.
We are hosting Pony Ride Birthday parties!! For more information, call!!
I am so THANKFUL Several people have offered to help take care of the horses!! These girls are coming out several times a week to ride, groom horses, clean water tanks, clean tack & other fun farm chores!! Thanks!! I could not do it without you!!
Next Meeting August 31, 2009. @ 6PM. Everyone is invited!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Meeting update!

I just wanted to update you on the meeting!
The meeting went well. We have offically added a few new board members: Neal Butler, Nicole Smith & Shannon Hall- Jones.
We will have a second barn work day in August. A date has not been set yet! The arena needs a gate & some other things need to be completed. We have also decided to host Birthday Party Pony Rides as a fundraiser for Leap of Faith. You can call Leap of Faith and schedule a birthday party for your child. (Details later) We will have an Opening day celebration in the FALL! We are trying to invite Paul Daily to our opening day celebration. We have also discussed having "Cowboy Church" at Leap of Faith. A date has not yet been set. We have invited the Excel Special needs class over as field trip when school starts, in the Fall. We may need volunteers on that day to help with the kids & horses. We will have pony rides at the Excel Homecomming & Christmas parade. We will need volunteers to help with these events as well. Thanks so much to everyone who is helping or supporting for these events!!!

Monday, June 29, 2009


Meeting tonight at 6 PM - Sorry for the late notice!!
June 29, 2009


Wednesday, June 10, 2009


We had a second private donation made to Leap of Faith Horse Ministry!!!! GOD PROVIDES THE THINGS WE NEED!!
Also THANKS to Eastwood Baptist Church for making a donation for the remained of the arena cost!!

Monday, June 8, 2009


This past Saturday was an awesome day!! A huge THANKS to the YOUTH from Eastwood Baptist Church!! And a Thanks to a few youth from Mexia Baptsit Church. This is a great group of young people. They came to Leap Of Faith Horse Ministry and spent the day working on an arena!! We had hotdogs for lunch and cold drinks, but it was still a hot day!!! Everyone worked hard!! Thank you for spending your Saturday working for the Lord!!!
Thank you!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Meeting update!

The meeting yesterday went well...Just a little update!!
We reviewed the by-laws, they will be turned in with the 501(c)3 form this week. Neal is printing copies of the new flyers to pass out!! We are having a BARN WORK DAY on June 6, 2009. The youth from Eastwood Baptist Church & Mexia Baptist Church are helping to build an arena. Thanks to a private monatary donation for the arena. Sarah Dunn is going to get in touch with Paul Daily about Leap of faith hosting a Wild Horse Ministry Event as a fundraiser for Leap of Faith. Bro. Wayne McMillian said he would write a news paper article for Leap of Faith and our plans as a ministry. This fall during Excel Homecomming, Leap of Faith will have pony rides at the parade. We will also participate in the Christmas parade. or have pony rides durning that time as well. We are currently looking for kid proof ponies. I have been asked to speak at the Excel Baptist WMU meeting on Tuesday, June 16, @6:30pm about Leap of Faith Horse Ministry. What a great meeting!!

God is Good!!! He provides the things we need!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Meeting 5/27/09

This is a reminder that we have a meeting on Monday, May 25, 2009 @ 6:00 p.m.!! Anyone is welcome to come!! For more info call Heather.

Certified Horsemanship Association

This past weekend I went to a CHA (Certified Horsemanship Association) clinic. It was great fun! I was certified as a Level 1 Western instructor & Level 2 English instructor. For more information about the certification you can visit the web site www.cha-ahse.org.
Thanks to Laura Elliott & Peggy Adams!! I will always remember the "eyes on my shoulders"!!:)

It is important to continue our education and continue learning!!

I thank God for a safe & great weekend!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Created Brochures!! & extra notes

I just wanted to say Thanks to Neal Butler for completing the brochures!! They look great!! I can't wait to hand them out!!

I am currently working on my NARHA (North America Riding for the Handicapped Association) instructor certification. This process takes several months, so PRAY that God will take care of everything!

I am also working on my CHA (Certified Horsemanship Association) level instructor certification. I am not exactly sure what level I will be certified at quite yet!! I will be gone to a clinic on May 15-20, so Pray for my family, and my travel while I am gone.

I am almost finished with the Non-Profit forms. Please Pray that the forms will go through quickly.


Monday, April 27, 2009

**Meeting 4/27/2009** :)

We had a great meeting!! :)
We welcome Nicole Smith to our meeting!
We have been pretty busy getting thing together. We have gotten lots done & we have lots more to do!!:)
Tomorrow, (Tuesday) we will have a photo shoot for making flyers!
We have the EIN # for our "business". We are still working on the by laws, & non profit forms.
The Bethleham Associational Mission team is still offering support & future mission work with us! (Arena, etc...)
We are taking participants on an individual basic. Please give us a call if you are interested in participating in our program, or if you want more information about our program. contact
Heather Bradley 251-765-2644
We have started to organize a fundraiser for the arena. We are planning to give pony rides at events or host an event at Leap of Faith Horse Ministry. We are still working on this project!
If you missed the meeting and would like notes, please call Heather.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Meeting 4/27/2009

We will have a meeting on
Monday, April 27, 2009 at 6:00 PM!!

If your interested in Leap Of Faith Horse Ministry we invite you to come!!

We have a Logo! The barn is ready for participants! We have lots to discuss at the meeting!!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Barrels!! & Horse Water Tank

Just wanted to say THANKS to Neal & Phillip for getting us some barrels. We will be able to use these barrels for many different things!!

When I looked out my door I noticed something in the water tank, It was Kris (10) and Anna (2). They were making the most out of the rainny day!!
Kids love the simple things in life!!
This reminds me of a verse...
"I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it"
Lk 18:17 NIV
As adults, we get so busy, and we forget the simple things in life that bring us joy!!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Meeting 3/30/09

The meeting on Monday night went well. We have our Articles of Incorporation complete. We are working on our by-laws! If you missed our meeting and want notes, let me know!! The Logo & brochures are still in the making!! Other important paper work still in the process!! (applying for NON -Profit tax form)

We would like to start offering session to anyone who would like to participate ASAP!! Of course by appointment only.
For more details call Heather Bradley @ 251-593-1661

Thanks to Neal Butler for donating a small frig for our tack room. Drinks will be provided for our Volunteers & participants.
More updates soon!!

God is still working on us!! We are always a work in progress!!
What an AWESOME God we serve!!

Monday, March 23, 2009


I just wanted to remind everyone that we have a meeting on
Monday, March 30, 2009. We will begin at 6:00 Pm.
Everyone is welcome to attend!! Hope to see you there!!

Welcome Flying Nell's Foal!

We welcome Nellie's foal! So far this foal seems healthy, and very active! She loves for me to scratch her rump! She was born on March 17, 2009. I just realized that that was St. Partick's Day! We have not choosen a name yet, so if you have any ideas please let us know!! We would love for you to come visit, so give us a call and come on over!!
What a awsome God we serve!! He created these beautiful animals!!

Sheza Duchess foal

This is Duchess and her foal. Born on 3-13-09.This foal got really sick and died on 3-19-09.
We tried everything we could to save her, but she didn't make it. This is the 3rd foal Duchess has lost. I often wonder how the horses feel. I am sure they have some of the same feeling that we have. So I know her heart was broken!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Prayer needs

Yesterday was a busy day. While I was caring for a sick foal, Drew (my son) fell out of the hay loft, about a 12 foot fall, and broke his arm. We will be getting a cast on Wednesday. Please pray for Drew's arm to heal.
The foal that was born Friday 3/13 is very sick. I didn't expect her to live through the night! Thank Goodness she did. We are having to care for her around the clock. Please pray for her.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Thank you Jesus!!

I just wanted to share about my visit with the lawyer today! He is helping to get the Articles of Incorporation together and said he would do it at no cost because God has blessed him. SO THANK YOU JESUS!!
Everyday God puts the right people in my path for "Leap of Faith"
Last night Duke & I went to the Association meeting for missions and I was able to share with everyone there about Leap of Faith!!

It is all for God's glory!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

barn color

Here are a few pictures of the barn and stalls. There was a little misunderstanding about the barn color. We were going to stain it, but the color came out purple so we decided to paint it Green!! God is good.

PS Yes I do realize there are 2 of the same picture, but I am not sure how to remove 1???????

Monday, March 9, 2009

Update 3/9/09

I just wanted to update you on the barn. It is almost complete. I will try to add more pictures tomorrow. The guys put 2/3 of the metal roof on today. Tomorrow the guys will finish the roof.
Neal is working on fencing in another pasture area. We may be getting 2 more horses to use in the program. Thanks to Sara for letting us play with her 2 horses while she is away at school.
The 2 TB mares that I have are due to foal any day. We are anxiously waiting for the new babies!!
I have an appointment with the lawyer on Wednesday to get the Article of Incorporation and bylaws done. Please pray for this meeting to go well!
Also, I am attending a seminar on Friday(March 13) to learn more about Equine Assisted Learning and Wellness and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.
**Please pray for God to help me learn all that he wants me to learn through this seminar so that I can help others!!
God is still working with Leap of Faith everyday!! I can see what he is doing!! It is awsome!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Revised mission statement

Thank you D.J. for helping with the revision of this statement.

Our Mission
Leap of Faith Horse Ministry exist to engage people , including thoses with disabilities, with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the unique and enjoyable activities related to horses and horseback riding.

Our Five Core Values
We value...

Human souls
1 Every person's soul has value given by God. Therefore every soul counts and should be treated with dignity, respect, and great care. The most loving thing that can ever be done for a human's soul is for it to be redeemed through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Opportunities to encourage
2 In a world full of discouragement, it is our priority to lift people up, bring a smile to their face, and make their day a little brighter.

Refocusing people on their abilities verses their disabilities
3 Disabilities do exist. However, within every person is a tremendous amount of potential and giftedness given by God. Our desire is for people to become more familiar with what they can do given the right attitude, support, and environment.

Sharing our love of horses
4 We love horses and believe our passion for these beautiful animals God has created is contagious and beneficial to human beings.

Enjoyment of and care for horses
5 We believe we can show and share Christ's love through allowing people the unique opportunity of being around, caring for, learning about, and enjoying horses.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Updated barn pics

I am still learning how the blog page works. I uploaded a few more pictures of the barn.

Tackroom, stall, back front, side, Picture order

We will be getting the $$ from the loan on Monday!!:)

I talked to Sandra Casey today about helping with the logo for us. Wendy has also been helping with the flyer & logo & business cards!!

I have talked to the accountant & started to file the "tax forms" WOW!! There is a lot of paper work, so please pray about that!! This is the process that can take up to a year.
God is good!! It is all coming together.
In the mean time we still offer lessons to anyone who wants to ride or be around horses!

Painted horse

The guys have worked hard on the barn. It is looking great!!

Today was a wet day. We decided to paint Ruby instead of ride. The girls( Kris & her friend Shanna) & Drew had a great time. They said that Ruby was a canvus that needed painting. She was a dirty white, now she has lots of added color!! What a pony!!

Jesus does the same thing to us, we are dirty, he grooms us and then he paints us the colors he wants us to be.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

I wanted to share what is going on with the barn!!:) The Guys are doing a great job! Thank you to Duke's Contracting, LLC (My husband, Neal, & Jaron) It is looking better each day!!
The meeting on Monday night went really well!!
Thank you to those who came and were very helpful & interested in the Leap of Faith horse ministry.
We decide that we will meet on the last Monday of the month. So the next meeting will be March 30 @6pm. This meeting will be for the election of board members!
P.S. I am haveing computer trouble so I will try again tomrrow to post more pics.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

AWE of God

I knew God was awsome, but the greatness of his power is Amazing!! Saturday, I gave my testimony and told the a few ladies at church what God was doing in my life, Leap of Faith!! I had two ladies say they would help. This morning Sheila came to me and said the association may be able to help with the Leap of Faith Horse Ministry. She said that a few people wanted to meet with us about the ministry. They were interested in helping!! God is placing people in my path everyday for this ministry. What an Awsome God we serve!!

Friday, February 20, 2009


Last week our director of missions called me and asked me to help the association with bible school. I said ok. I didn't know what to expect or what my duties were. Today I went to a state bible school training meeting at First Baptist Church of Monroeville. I still didn't know why I was there, but God knew what he had in mind. Out of ~ 100 people I sat right beside a lady from Bay Minette, AL that uses horses for therapy. (Buckaroo Barn, Kristye Chastang,P.T.) I satrted talking... she started talking...She gave me her business card and said to give her a call. God places people directly in our paths!! WOW!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Please feel free to comment on this page! I would love know what you think about this blog page!! Any comments & Ideas are welcome!!

We have set a meeting for Monday, Feb. 23, 2009. I hope this will be the first of many productive meetings!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

This is Rachel(Kris's friend) & Kris (my daughter). Rachel and Ruby are new friends. After riding for a few minutes Rachel decided it was ok to wave at Duke. The girls had a great time! And so did I!!

This is what the guys did yesterday on the barn!! Starting to look like a barn!!
We found out today that we can get the loan to finish the barn! :) God is good!!

Monday, February 16, 2009

God Provides

Today is a very exciting day. Duke, Neal, Jaron & Colby worked on the barn!!:) The weather was great. They started on the roof! Thank you! !
I met with Jennie Countryman, the Mayor of Excel, she was very excited and willing to help in anyway she can.
I am going to schedule our first meeting for Feb 23, at 6:00pm. I will call everyone with details of the meeting.
God is providing . All we have to do is trust in him!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Prayer at the Barn

Duke & I prayed at the barn! Asking for God's blessing on everything we do at the barn. That it be used to his Glory!! May everyone that comes to the barn see God's glory!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Answered prayer

I have wanted to start a horse minisrty for several years. I have done nothing but talk about it. On Jan 23, 09. I prayed for God to open the door with the horse ministry if that is what he wanted me to do. Ask and you shall receive, the next day Kris & I went to the Al Horse Fair along with Jessica and Haley(Kris's friend). It was cold and raining. We went in and walked around to look at all the booths set up, well right there in front of me was a table from Spirit of Hope Youth Ranch of Wilsonville. (www.sohyr.org) I walked over to the lady at the table and told her that this was exactly what I wanted to do, Use horses to help people. Her name was Joy Oneal. She was very helpful. She gave me web sites and contact information to get started. And so I did!! God answers prayers!! Then I made arrangements to go and visit her Ranch. Nice place!! She explained some things to me and recommended books and clinics I could attend!
When I left there I called Wendy(Duke's sister) and we had lunch. Then she told me about a barn there in Talladega that also used horses to help children. (Marianna Greene Henery Special Equestrians) I met Tim Greene, the founder, he was awsome in giving me information. They are the largest facility in the US that helps the blind ,deaf, and handicapped. (www.mgharena.com) Wow!! God gave me two huge inspirational contacts in one day!!! What an Awsome God we serve!!
I have contacted John Marks, our Associational Director of Mission, he is praying!!
Brother Steve Dunn, Said he would be willing to hop on the board!!

God is just laying everything out!! According to his plans!!

If you know anyone who may want to help with this organization Please have them contact me!!

Also I am going to attend a workshop on March 13. (www.OKcorralseries.com) . Please pray that God will provide the funds I need to get certified. This is a continuing education process.

Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day!!

Happy Birthday to my belated Mema!! I miss you!! Wish I could tell you about the Horse ministry!!:) God is so Good!! I know I will see you again someday in heaven!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Leap Of Faith Horse Ministry

God is Awsome!
I just wanted to share what God is doing in my life.
For several years I have been interested in starting a horse ministry.
I prayed and God has started me on this wonderful journey.