January 10, 2009 at 4:10 am 1 comment

Idaho Falls, Idaho

I am in Idaho, at the home of Todd and Leslie Pierce, spending some quality time discussing Todd’s ministry to the riders of the PBR.  Cody Custer, a former world champion bull rider is here as well.  Cody’s ministry PBRO is the covering for Todd and Leslie’s ministry.  Doug Wright, my friend from Washington rode out with me to be part of this discussion, because Doug is a board member of Riding High Ministry.  Linda remained in Mason County with the kids and will fly to Salt Lake City, where I will pick her up tomorrow afternoon.

As strange it may seem, I have found myself in relationship, both as friends and colleagues, with men and women who are ministering within the cowboy and western culture.  Linda and I have some skills they need and our vision and mission to give away what we have been given in training, experience, spiritual maturity, administrative and teaching ability etc, to young men and women who will take it to the next level, seems to be a good fit with these ministries.   Along with the PBRO and Riding High we have a working relationship with Forever Cowboys, founded by world champion team roper, Alan Bach.  I certainly would not have expected this vision to be played out within the cowboy culture but that is where we have been placed.  It is going to be interesting to see how all of this unfolds, but for now it is fun to watch the Father lead us.

After our church leadership season was over we knew we wanted to stay in some kind of ministry, but we didn’t know where we would fit, or who would want us.  The amazing circumstances which brought us to Western Oklahoma and Trinity Fellowship have placed us in the center of the cowboy and western culture and the diverse people who are seeking to change the world through it.  That we would be able to join with these ministries and share with them what the Father has given us is such a huge blessing. 

No one ever confuses me with a genuine cowboy but I do have a hat!


Entry filed under: Authority, Belief, Christian, Culture, Faith, Family, Friendship, Kingdom, PBR, PRCA, Rodeo, Travel.

Just for fun. Monday morning (Tuesday) meanderings. Vol.67

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