Jesus And Kids Evangelistic Saddle Club (JAKES Club) Board of Directors/Advisory Council would like to be greeting you all with “Happy Spring”! Sadly however this very special season of new growth and new birth is dampened with our current state of affairs and the many prayers for you during this virus outbreak. This newsletter will address JAKES Club spring program changes and Bible scriptures we are praying for you all but first we want to share about the accomplishments of our volunteer youth from November 2019 – February 2020 in our new “Barn & Bible” program.
During the conclusion of our wonderful new October 2019 Horse Show (as we shared in our final 2019 newsletter) parents were approached to see if there might be interest to participate in a new off season youth volunteer program. Once a month we would meet for a memory verse challenge (Bible chapter and verse of each of our 4 horse’s names) and learn about the horses bridle. Well, it was overwhelmingly received and wow did we have fun! Above are the two, very special young ladies, who memorized all four of JAKES Club horse’s names: Numbers (pictured being held by participating parent), Luke, Matthew and Micah. The horse’s names and scriptures may be found on JAKESClub.org website. Their Award was a gift certificate to Kleinschmidt’s Western Store in Higginsville, Missouri. BLESS you Kleinschmidt’s for your generous donation and helping make two gals very happy! Thank you everyone who helped “JAKES Club’s Barn & Bible” program a success and we look forward to our 2020 off season challenge.
As we give thanks for finishing 2019 strong with “Barn & Bible” we now need to look ahead to JAKES Club’s 2020 programs and also give thanks. We are excited to share the Therapeutic Saddle Club (TSC) program will begin to serve the brothers and sisters of our TSC riders! Years ago, in the year 2000, our first riders were adults and kids. We soon learned that who we were, and to whom JAKES Club was to serve, was in our name … Jesus and Kids. Our first TSC kid (he is now 27) as many of you know was Kaleb with his very special sister Meghann. This spring the founders and Board of Directors unanimously chose to begin 2020 with another new program, “TSC Siblings”. I personally wanted to call it “Meggie’s Class” in honor of our first sibling but we didn’t. Ha! You may research more information on JAKESClub.org Program page. The sad news is we were to begin in March and April along with our JAKES Club’s Volunteer Saddle Club (VSC) youth. However, the Board of Directors, Founding Families and Advisory Council has decided to postpone until May.
The decision to wait beginning 2020 programs is to respect our government’s decision concerning everyone’s safety during the Corona virus. Quoting JAKES Club’s Operations Director, to err on the side of caution.
Our dear JAKES Club President (Mr. Joe) does want to stress all 2020 programs will begin, meet together, and get back in the saddle as soon as we have a go ahead from the authorities. Soooo everyone pray!
As we close two very important scriptures, to pray and memorize, are Psalms 91 and confess 2 Chronicle 7:14 “… Jesus please … heal our land” in the Name of Jesus we pray, amen.
Love and prayers,
JAKES Club’s Team
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