Continuing from the previous newsletter we want to share October ended with a huge blessing in the company of “Summit Assembly of God” church and their annual hay ride October 29th. If you were unable to attend we missed you, and we thank all of the families that came out for the fun. Our Lord Jesus really blessed us with a beautiful evening, great food and a $150.00 gift toward hay. Wow! Bless you Summit family and thank you for believing in JAKES Club. That is the true blessing and gift.
In addition the Volunteer Work Day on October 28th was very successful. The guys replaced the rotted barn support poles that were found during the stalls renovations earlier in the month. They look great! Thank you guys for all your pulling, tugging and concrete work, bless you.
Throughout November work continued with improvements in the barn. JAKES Club thanks Joe for: tweaking the feed room, creating a NEW storage room and building 4 heated bucket holders for the new stalls. Special thanks for building the new shelf to sit the soap and brushes on when we wash feed buckets. The barn looks great and very well-designed. Yea Joe!
Personally I am very excited to share a TSC family helped with another 12’ Priefert Walk-Through Gate to place in our corral by the barn!!! We had borrowed an existing gate to complete one of the new stalls. Thank you for helping maintain a safe clean environment, for not only the boys (horses), but the volunteers who work with them daily. Love you Jace and give your family hugs.
Also in November, we are excited to share; the Lord led us to a new hay supplier out by Centerview, Missouri. Joe went to buy a sample of first and second cuttings of small bale orchard grass/alfalfa with twine ties. Volunteers say “Yea, twine not wire ties!” Your hay donations will begin to bless the horses, thank you.
As JAKES Club reflects and gives thanks for 2017, we have much to be thankful for in each department. We saw growth and development in every area with new children, riding patterns, horses and facility. A special gift was beginning monthly “Saturday Volunteer Work Days.” Thanks Crawford’s for helping make this happen. What a blessing!
Looking ahead we sincerely need prayer for 2018 volunteers as the Lord is already bringing inquiries from new TSC families. Wow, and it is only December. God is good! So spread the word, look at your calendars to see if you could come out for a few weeks in the spring and let’s getter done. Another serious prayer request is for a stocky, healthy, older gelding (around 15 years) with a good mind set. In 2017 we re-homed Jeremiah and let go of Grandpa Phil. So that puts JAKES Club with only three program horses. We know Jesus will do … exceedingly abundantly above all we could ask or think for the New Year.
A wonderful prayer to begin the New Year for yourself, family and JAKES Club is found in Psalms 65:11“You crown the year (2018) with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance” in Jesus Name Amen. Bless you JAKES Club and may our Lord Jesus bless your New Year.