WILD HEARTS N HORSES
A place for youth and families to grow into the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ
Wild Hearts n Horses exists to provide a safe and positive experience for youth and families to learn life skills and gain confidence through horses and the love and hope that is offered through Jesus Christ.
Why use Horses?
Horses have been shown to have many positive benefits. Some of them include:
THE LORD IS GREATER THAN THE GIANTS THAT YOU FACE.
1 JOHN 4:4
In 2015 Carol and I embarked on a journey that was divinely inspired. While this journey has been difficult at times we continue to be aware of God's presence in all that we are doing. We offer youth and families the experience of riding a horse, hiking, camping and host large events. We know that most people are confined to city living and we offer them the experience of the beautiful view, the trails, wild flowers and so much more. We take the opportunity to speak life into people and share the love of Jesus. Jesus tells us in Matthew 28 that we are to make disciples of all the nations, baptizing in the name of the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit. Faith in Jesus Christ is a way of life here at Wild Hearts n Horses. So, don't shine your boots because they'll just get dirty!
WHERE WE ARE
We are located at 64501 232nd street, Glenwood Iowa, 51534. We are currently working on the house so that we can move into it soon. We have tried to do most of the work ourselves to keep costs down so we can invest in the ministry. Carol and I believe that God will provide the workers needed to get us moving forward. There are riding trails and places to tent camp with a couple of community fire pits for cooking and lounging around. There is an open area in the timber with tables and chairs and an umbrella of walnut trees surrounding it. Or you can grab your water bottle and go on a hike and see all the wildlife and flowers.
Take the time to connect with God's Spirit and worship Him.
"EVENTS and OPPORTUNITIES"
If you are looking for areas to serve and God has placed WHnH's ministry on your heart then please, contact me at , FB, this website or by cell 712-527-0225
Service Projects for those who want to partner with us. Fencing, Mowing, Cutting Firewood, Hang Out, Create more Obstacle Courses, Tree Planting, RIDING HORSES and much, much more.
If you can create building construction plans then we could use your skills for the Dining Hall and Cabins. Please consider giving to WHnH's financially.
We are there every evening and weekends always working with people and on projects. If you feel God moving you to be a partner with us on this journey, give me a call.
God made us all to be relational.
WHO WE ARE
We are here to provide a safe place for children, horses and families to experience hope, healing and encouragement. In each session, through a myriad of methods, there is one main purpose—to Mentor the Child.
This is accomplished by inviting children to come just as they are. The leaders of Wild Hearts n Horses work hard to pair kids with an activity or horse that will encourage them forward toward hope and personal growth.
All activities are chosen at the discretion of each individual leader. Some of these session activities include working with/riding horses, chores, gardening and life skills. All activities with the children are structured to accomplish our primary goal of creating a safe and loving environment to mentor the child and help them to become self-sufficient.
FARM TO TABLE
The learner will apply knowledge and behavior self-management skills to areas of nutrition and physical activity for healthy growth, development, and maintenance.
Increase in knowledge and awareness about gardening, agriculture, healthy eating, local foods, nutrition, growing cycles.
Provides children with an understanding of agriculture and the environment; provides children with opportunities for social and emotional growth; improves life skills, self-esteem, social skills and behavior.
JOIN THE CAUSE
If you live in the area and are interested in giving your time to the ranch, we invite you to complete and return our Local Volunteer Application.
Our Local Volunteers must be age 18 or older. If a youth age 17 or under is interested in volunteering, he or she must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian or approved as a Youth Volunteer. We love having families volunteer together, parents and kids working side by side. Please keep in mind that we do not offer childcare for volunteers. It is the volunteers responsibility to watch his or her children at all times while at the ranch. As we move to the new property we will need lots of volunteers to help with the construction of barns and buildings.
If you have a specific skill or gift that you would like to offer be sure to indicate that on your application. Is God calling you to serve others? You might want to come visit us.