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Come To the Middle

The relationship between horse and rider is similar to our relationship with God. Through interacting with horses all my life, including incredibly meaningful weeks attending Horse Camp as a child, I’ve witnessed God’s fingerprints displayed through horses profoundly.

When I was asked to pastor a week of Horse Camp, I had trouble putting pen to paper. Before the first chapel, I dropped to a knee and asked the Holy Spirit to guide my words. He answered my prayer with short messages using horses to illustrate points and answers to the questions of campers.

Mid-week, I asked if the campers wanted to accept Jesus into their hearts. I used a horse that didn’t enjoy her feet being picked up. I worked on her foot, and she walked away from me. Then, I applied pressure to guide her toward me. This happened a few times, and through my patient persistence she eventually wanted to be near me even if I was working on her foot.

I explained how it’s a beautiful picture of God working in our lives and how we can live in the middle with God because of Jesus’ sacrifice. After the talk, most of the campers accepted Jesus as their savior!

The rest of the week focused on equipping the campers to follow Jesus after heading home. The last chapel I just answered questions from campers. From goofy to intimate, the Holy Spirit led me through answering all of them. I ended the conversation like the earlier message, with an opportunity to come into the middle with Jesus.

Every camper went home as a believer in Christ! Cowboys don’t cry, we sweat through our eyeballs, and my eyes were exhausted that day.

-Derek Rossiter
Week 2 Horse Camp Pastor
Summer 2021

Preparing Leaders through Horsemanship

Warm Beach Horsemanship fosters a wide array of hopeful young riders each year. The WIT (Wrangler in Training) program is designed to develop horsemanship, schooling, and teaching skills in a ministry-based environment. Within a WIT’s time at Warm Beach, they sharpen and practice skills in horse handling, schooling horses with specific goals in mind, riding with a strong basic balanced position, and finding connection with the horse. Through the dynamics of a relationship between horse and rider, a greater understanding ...

Hold on Tight!

Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. Hebrews 10:23-25 NLT Have you ever been in a situation where someone told you to hold on tight? ...

Welcome Meg and Aly!

Warm Beach Camp is excited to welcome the new Assistant Horsemanship Director, Meg Rudy, and Barn manager, Aly Arnold! Meg Rudy Meg grew up at a camp near Spokane, Washington. Her parents were involved in the Horsemanship program, where Meg developed a love for horses and riding from a very young age. When her family moved to Idaho to run a ranch, she continued to ride horses and was involved in boarding and lessons. She is a CHA level 4 ...