CHARITY OF THE MONTH
Thank you in advance for your support!
Risen Ridge Ministry exists to provide a sanctuary within God’s creation to foster new life. When we open to the community in the spring of 2020, people will be able to come to the farm and experience the hope, peace, and acceptance of the love of Jesus Christ as they spend time with and learn about horses. We will be flexible with the needs of our guests and can do any variety of activities from simply standing at the fence and looking at the horses, to grooming them, riding them, or even painting them. Our guests will range in age from children to adults with a special focus on first responders and veterans as well as marriages and families. Our doors, however, will be open to anyone who is hurting and seeking healing. The need is great and we know that God will bring the people He wants us to serve. We are a 501©3 nonprofit organization, funded by generous donations and are blessed to be able to offer these services free of charge to our guests.
In order to get up and running, there is still some work to be done. The biggest items on our list are two 12x20 run-in sheds, one for each pasture. Currently, the horses are using the barn as their shelter. This has worked fine, however, when we begin serving guests, we need to be able to keep the horses from freely roaming around the barn area. As we have recently acquired our third horse, with them going in and out of the barn frequently, the ground at both ends of the barn has gotten fairly worn and will become very muddy with any rain.
We also need some various equipment, both horse-related and not, such as saddles and saddle pads and weed eaters. There are a couple of projects that we would like to get finished as well. Someone began work on the exterior tack room door, but it needs completing. We are in the process of upgrading the walls and floor of the tack room but it is also a partially completed project. The people who have generously donated their time, equipment, and supplies for these projects have become busy with work and don’t have much time to spare. We also have plans to turn one of the stalls into an office area and this would be nice to have completed before we begin serving guests.
The whole story of this journey is on our website as well as current happenings, a wishlist, stories about our horses, and more. I am currently working on a few big updates on the site and I inadvertently saved a few things mid-update, so if it looks a bit wonky on some of the pages, just give me a day or two to get it straightened out.
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