Little ones carry many a burdenin these times. Often it is a tough home life, poverty, neglect, or all of the above.
But to see a child mount a horsefor the first time is often to watch the trials and burdens of life fall off their shoulders. Maybe it’s the height of being up in the saddle, above everything and everybody. Maybe it’s the sense of control over larger things. Maybe it’s the confidence of the “cowboy get-up.” Whatever it is, the burdens and barriers fall and the door opens to reach a soul for Christ.
Haven of Hope does morethan just get the inner-city and other youth exposed to the country. Our goal is to provide respite from the troubles of life and to show these young souls a Saviour who said, “Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of God.” Mark 10:41.
When a child mounts a horse for the first time, the burdens and barriers fall away...