An area of our ministry that is great for our kids and a lot of fun is our Ranch Program. Paula Terpsma along with her son Michael manage the ranch. They make sure the animals are taken care of and assist the kids while they work with the animals.
Our kids love being around the animals which range from horses, sheep, and goats; to chickens and geese. School-age kids are also able to help with feeding, watering, and some basic care and grooming. The kids enjoy the opportunity to be with the animals, especially when they get to ride the horses; a very special treat!
Our Ranch Program is so beneficial for our kids. Paula does a fabulous job; she loves animals and our kids, which is a great combination for what she does. The animals are a very important aspect of our ministry, especially for our kids who have experienced a high amount of trauma. These animals are calming and bring comfort to our special kiddos. We are so thankful for Paula and her ministry here, the Ranch is just a small part of what she does. We are so fortunate to be able to provide our Ranch Program, it is a tremendous blessing to our kids.