2020 is off to a great start!
Our leadership team has been very busy getting things ready for our first season serving the community. All of the policies, procedures, forms, handbooks, procedures for volunteers, procedures for guests, training the horses...the list is long, but we have been extremely active in creating these things, moving forward toward opening in May! We do our very best to operate on the Lord's timing and not our own. He may have other plans, we will just proceed as He leads.
Aside from the business side of things, so much has been happening at the barn! I don't want to post pictures until the projects are 100% complete, but in the works are an office/prayer room, a beautiful tack room, and a run-in shed. All being worked on right now!
The horses are all doing great! They are in full shedding mode and I never leave the barn NOT covered in hair -- lol! 'Tis the season!
We are planning a few events within the next few months.
We will be introducing our new presentation called, Discover Risen Ridge. If you are curious about what a horse ministry is and who Risen Ridge is, this is for you! If you know us a little bit and would like us to share this amazing ministry at your church or group, let us know! We love sharing this journey.
We will begin holding Volunteer Orientations. These events are designed to introduce you to the culture of RRM as well as the rules and the various volunteer opportunities.
A fence painting workday! A day to grab your paintbrush and come out to the farm to spruce up the fence with a fresh coat of paint.
A community event! Possibly in early summer, we would like to hold an open house/picnic lunch at the farm.
These are just a few of the ideas we are tossing around, so stay tuned!
As a housekeeping note, if you have tried to donate using a credit card via this website and got an error message, the issue has been resolved.
Don't forget to check out the wish list and pray about a way that you could possibly get involved.
WE HAVE A ROUND PEN!
We are very excited to announce that Risen Ridge Ministry now has a beautiful, 60' round pen! This arena will be a wonderful tool to help our guests work with the horses in a focused environment. Both the guest and the horse can work together in a beautiful, safe, environment tucked into the hillside.
Not only is it wonderful to have this amazing space to do the Lord's work, but looking back over the past 8 months and seeing the many hands that went into making this a reality is a huge blessing. From location consultations, excavators, footing consultations, footing installation, donation of the round pen, putting the wood around the bottom, and finally bringing it to the barn and setting it up; so many hearts and hands serving the Lord in this way. As usual, I put together a little video of the process. Hope you enjoy!
Did you know?
You can now donate directly to Risen Ridge Ministry through the button below? You can also set up recurring payments if you would like. With a new and rapidly growing ministry, your financial support is a giant blessing to our community! Just enter your name below and click the button. Thank you!