Wow, 2018 certainly flew by here at Jesus And Kids Evangelistic Saddle Club! As we share how the year came to a close we first must take time to thank our Lord Jesus for a blessed year and personally thank each of you for helping accomplish so very much. Thank you!
October was busy and JAKES Club’s “Volunteer Work Day” was incredible! Not only
painting many interior walls, enjoying new grooming stall but fellowship and fun. Thank you for ending 2018 blessed! If you were unable to participate this year, one Saturday a month, we would love you to join us in 2019.
As big an accomplishment as painting the inside of the barn was; in October there was even a bigger event the last week during “Therapeutic Saddle Club (TSC) and Volunteer Saddle Club (VSC) Award Rides.” Wow! As I shared in the fall newsletter this has truly been the year of JAKES Club horses and because of each horse’s accomplishments they enabled their rider’s accomplishments as well.
Luke served all riders over 75 pounds and helped Kaleb Ray finish his “TSC Award Ride” strong by riding independently, with his dad Mike side-walking, in the large 80X150 arena. Congratulations to Kaleb/Luke for giving hope with expectations to many other TSC youth riders in 2019! Please take the time to look and enjoy the pictures on Flickr and FaceBook. You will see the joy on faces of all JAKES Club riders like our dear Jace with his big Luke. Well done Luke teams!
Numbers served our lighter riders and also shined during “Awards Rides” with JAKES Club riders performing their patterns and also was a calming force for independent riding. Congratulations everyone and bless you all for a great 2018!
Both horses were fantastic in 2018 but the shining horsestar was Micah joining the VSC youth program this fall. He confidently welcomed youth VSC riders and side-walkers to a new VSC horse training program after every evening TSC program night. Thirteen volunteers stayed throughout the week after serving TSC! This new program was a joy to observe and the Equine Department is very grateful and excited for the year ahead with our dear young quarter horse Micah. Thank you!
In addition to our VSC/TSC riding and equine accomplishments and goals mentioned above we must also give thanks for the very successful “VSC Preppie” program that was initiated this past spring during program months. Thank you to the entire special group of volunteers that brought peace and order to the barn, horses and riding areas prior to program. If you are a retiree or young adult interested in a very important volunteer program JAKES Club encourages you to participate in 2019.
Last but not least JAKES Club was invited to Summit Assembly of God Church “Hay Ride” Sunday, October 28th in Lone Jack, Missouri. We all had a great night of fellowship, fun and food. JAKES Club was blessed with families attending and Cathie was invited to address the group and personally invite new youth volunteers to join in the fun in 2019. Also JAKES Club received a $400.00 donation! Thank you Jesus and Summit Assembly of God church! Bless you.
Well, that’s all the 2018 praises and thanksgiving we have room for. Please remember our prayers are with you and your families in the New Year with Psalms 65:11 blessings.
Love and Merry Christmas JAKES Club!
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