Monday, June 24, 2013

Back In The Saddle

A great big howdy to all our friends in blog-land!  Yes, we are still here and summer is in swing at His Ranch!  Did you miss us?  We took a blog break for the winter, but we want to keep all of you up-to-date on this year's season.

It's crazy that the month of June is almost over!  We opened a week late due to staff availability, which makes the month appear to have flown by.  These past few weeks we have been blessed with beautiful weather, and it's so much fun to see old and new friends come onto the ranch!  God has allowed our staff to remain fairly consistent for the third summer now, which is wonderful because it has allowed us to build ongoing relationships with many of the kids and families who come every year. 

So once again we have Mr. Ben Lindberg, now joined by his bride of six months, Anneliese Lindberg, who worked on the ranch in the summer of 2011.  This is one of the many exciting ways we have seen God move here at His Ranch.  Ben and Anneliese came from opposite ends of the country, met here, were married, and now make their home in Palmyra!  We are thrilled to have them as part of the long-term picture at His Ranch!

Also returning for the third season are Ruth Virkler and Kari Keener, who enjoy the freedom to come and go from Taylor as they please, but there is rumored to be a plot to kidnap them and make them permanent Missourians. 

If you come out to the ranch this year, you will probably see some other faces as well.  We are always open to short-term volunteers, and we also have some teen volunteers from the area bringing in fresh energy.  It's always exciting to see who God brings into our lives to leave fingerprints on His Ranch each summer!
We also want to give you all a heads up about something special we'll be doing next month.  We will be at the Lewis County Fair on July 11, from 5:30-7:00 PM, giving a horsemanship demonstration.  We would love to see you there!  There will be lots of horses in various shapes and sizes, and any of the staff will be happy to answer your questions on anything horsey, to the best of our ability!  The demonstration will include much of the basic knowledge on horse behavior, communication, and riding that we teach our students every day on the ranch.  If you're at the Lewis County Fair on Thursday, July 11, come on over and visit with us!
Thanks for stopping by our little corner of blog-land today, and please continue to keep His Ranch in your prayers.  Ask for the safety of the kids, the staff, and the horses.  Ask for God's love and presence to be real to every person who steps onto the ranch, and that His transforming power will touch each life.  This is His Ranch, we are His children, and we long to see His glory!