2015 has been such a blessing!
Where do I even begin to express my gratitude for all the many blessing and joys we've experienced at the ranch in 2015?
I guess the best place to start would be with a HUGE thank you to all our volunteers, program mentors, program partners, corporate and personal donors, and friends of the ranch!
What a year it has been! When Aaron and I discussed goals for 2015, little did we know just how many God would fulfill in such a short time! We prayed for more volunteers. We received over 25 new volunteers. We prayed for volunteers with horse experience to help with Summer Programs and special events. We had 9 new people that contacted us asking how they could volunteer! We prayed for people with event organization and decorating skills and we were blessed with many gifted ladies. We asked God to help us reach out to more organizations that might need our help or might be able to help us. We achieved this goal. God has allowed our paths to cross with so many amazing and gifted people. The generosity, kindness, and thoughtfulness just blows me away each time I think about it. Most of all, we prayed for a safe and successful year in which we could reach more lives than last year. I truly feel we achieved this goal as well!
Praise God for all HIS blessings!
2016 will definitely start out with a YEE HAW!! The movie, Rodeo Girl, that stars many local actors and supporters of the Ranch will premiere on January 30! Approximately 80% of the movie was filmed at the Ranch. Please follow our Facebook page for up to date details.
We are now planning for 2016 and are so excited to see what other things God has planned for us!
Please continue to keep us in your prayers! Again, THANK YOU for all your support!
In HIS name,
Mike Vander Ploeg