And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full (1 John 1:4).

Friday, June 26, 2009

Jordan Valley Horse Expo 2009

And he hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship; (Exo 35:31) And he hath put in his heart that he may teach...(Exo 35:34).

Photo by Ann Black Rutan

Wade has been given gifts in understanding and knowledge of horsemanship, far above the average cowboy or horse person. These skills are gifts from God, and are to be used for the benefit of others.

Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms (1 Peter 4:10, NIV).

Photo by Ann Black Rutan

Wade is also a natural teacher. He recently got the opportunity to instruct a horsemanship clinic at the Jordan Valley (Oregon) Horse Expo. Ann Rutan is the South Mountain Cowboys 4-H Club leader, and did a fantastic job organizing the Horse Expo. The free program included educational presentations made by a horse chiropractor, a veterinarian, brand inspectors, and a horseshoer. There was even an awesome tri-tip dinner for all to enjoy!!

In the evening, Wade and John Schutte co-taught a horsemanship clinic that included both basic principles from the "Foundation for Perfection," and cow working for the more advanced riders. A great time was had by all the participants and many lessons learned!

Clinic participants - Photo by Ann Black Rutan

John Schutte teaching cow work - Photo by Ann Black Rutan

Thank you God for giving us the gifts to serve you.

And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it (Ps 90:17).

(Thanks to Ann for being our special Owyhee Country correspondent!)

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Let Go and Let God!

Wade's Uncle Joel has been visiting here in Montana. He's spending the summer training horses, and just got back from touring Yellowstone with some of his family. We've really enjoyed meeting him and hearing his great stories. Joel always has a positive outlook on life, and wanted to share this with you.

Let go and let God: Sing in your heart for God and "God's love."

Let go and let God! Let God come into your heart, your soul and your spirit. Let God's mercy and love take you over. Sing out from your heart and soul. Sing out God's love from the tip of your toes to the top of your head and everywhere in between. Sing out so that ALL WILL KNOW that Christ Jesus has come into you and that His love is flowing through you.

Enjoy the wonderful and awesome love of God!!!!!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Rodeo Bible Camp

Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD (Psa 34:11).

Rodeo Bible Camps of Idaho, Inc., is holding a camp at the Council, Idaho rodeo grounds on Highway 95, from June 7 to 11, 2009.

Wade and Amaia are going to be serving as counselors. RBCI is a ministry of area Bible Churches, and was organized to introduce teenagers to Jesus Christ, to strengthen the faith of those already born again, to provide instruction in basic rodeo skills, and to give teens the opportunity to put their skills into practice by providing actual rodeo competition. (If you would like more information about this organization please contact Deidre Gestrin at 208-871-7150.)

The camp will be putting on rodeos Wednesday, June 10th at 6 pm, and Thursday, June 11th at 4 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend the rodeos and the awards ceremony. If you are in the area, please come out and support these young people and this important ministry.

And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up (Deu 6:5-7).