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.