Last Thursday the Potter’s Field staff in Montana broke out the saddles and readied the riding helmets to prepare for a packed day of ministry! Not a minute past noon two large vans loaded with approximately 30 excited children rolled through the gate and onto the Potter’s Field property as the horses paced back and forth in anticipation.
This was our second year partnering with TurnAround Ministries for an evangelistic Horse Camp outreach. Children from Atlanta came to ride on the horses, participate in games, create crafts, and experience the love of Jesus all day long!
Some of the children had come the previous year and looked forward to seeing familiar faces. The others who were shy at first eventually broke out of their shells after a filling lunch of hotdogs and hamburgers, a fun time of kid’s worship, and, of course, their very own chance to ride on a horse! Children painted and designed their own bandanas, had their faces painted, and made with new friends. Even a classic water balloon toss inevitably turned into a full on water balloon fight to escape from the summer heat!
As a ministry that has Potter’s Field Kid’s programs in 5 international locations, the focus especially in the last year has been about bringing our attention back to our own country, and seeing our own town as our own “Jerusalem.” It was a privilege to serve alongside those who wish to reach a lost and dying world on behalf of Christ, and to be able to pour out hope and love to these children, who were so ready to receive it through the vehicle of horses.