WHAT'S HAPPENING TODAY
We have a location!
In late February, Chris, Jen, and Risen Ridge were featured in an article on a local facebook page. Within 4 hours of the article being published, a woman contacted us about potentially using their farm for the ministry. They have always had a heart for ministry and hoped to use their farm for such a purpose someday.
Read the whole story on the blog.
The Miller family has lived on the property for several years but have never used the horse facilities. They are great but could use a little love to get them ready for the ministry.
With lots of help, we have been working hard!
A site is being leveled for a round pen, the exterior tack room door and door frame are being replaced, the interior tack room door and hayloft door have been spruced up and a chalkboard wall has been added between the doors, fill dirt has been added to the stalls, the arena is tilled and ready to go, a 75' section of 3-board fence has been installed, and electric tape has been added to the top of the perimeter fencing in the front pasture.
We have our first ministry horse!
In mid-June 2019, a woman named Joanne called Jen. She had a horse that she thought should be used in ministry to help people heal through Jesus. Specifically, people struggling with PTSD and veterans. She had been praying about donating her boy, Socks, to a ministry for two years! When she heard about Risen Ridge, she knew it was where he needed to be. We went to visit him a few days after our phone call and the call from the Lord was so clear that we picked him up the next day and he became the first ministry horse for Risen Ridge Ministry!
Meet Socks! Socks is a 19-year-old, 15.3 hand, Tennessee Walking Horse. He was loved and owned by Joanne for 15 years! He is extremely peaceful to be around. He truly seems to enjoy being groomed and cuddled. He is also sound and safe for beginners to ride.
To learn about the vision He has given for Risen Ridge, continue reading The Dream...