Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Broken Heart Ministries

This is Whiskers... John...
and Jacob.

Jacob is one of John's students. Look at the excitment on Jacob's face! Whiskers is John's horse. John uses Whiskers to teach theraputic riding to students like Jacob. John says these kids come alive when they are around Whiskers. Some of John's students are challenged physically and some are challenged mentally. Some are troubled teens that just need answers. John teaches them about God's unconditional love. And he does that through a sweet horse named Whiskers and through Broken Heart Ministries. "We do not charge the kids or their families for the therapy riding at the ranch." says John. They operate only on sponsorships. John has a BIG, BIG heart. This is not his day job but his ministry. During the day John serves this man of God as a personal assistant. John has pastored churches around the country in the past and at one time was a part of this team. John tells us that he used to break bricks with his bare hands in order to share the love of Jesus. Now John mends broken hearts using those same hands, the love of Jesus, and a horse named Whiskers.



How do we know this awesome man of God?

On December 12, 2009 John will walk his beautiful daughter Amanda down the aisle and give her away to our son Bo.....And as their two hearts are united in marriage...Our two families will become united also. We are so excited to become a part of this awesome family and so excited to see what God has planned for our kids and our families in the years to come!

As we say here in Texas....

"The apple doesn't fall far from the tree!"



If you would like to be a part of Broken Heart Ministries and help scholarship someone like Jacob you can contact John at:


Broken Heart Ministries
515 Preston Glen Gunter, Texas 75058


Blessings from my Delighted Heart......to Yours!


Patti

7 comments:

Sarah said...

Hi Patti,
What a great post! Truly inspirational. What a man!!!
I wish both your families love, laughter & happiness for the future.
Sarah xxx

trash talk said...

What a beautiful man. Congratulations on the upcoming nuptials. These days it is so wonderful to see someone give themselves over to God and His plans instead of our own. Thank you for a lovely post. Debbie

ajunkqueen said...

This marriage sounds like a match made in heaven, It was good to see you,in SS, but had plans for Friday night, sorry the time up there is never enough! I am going to do a post on Martin Manor soon.See you soon for opening of Junk Palace in Malakoff on the 24 th
Renee

Stacey Steimle said...

I think that John and Whiskers are FANTASTIC. I find it inspiring when people team up with animals to help out others. I hope to do this with my dog some day.

Stacey Steimle said...

I do hope you make it to Country Roads it is such a fabulous store!!! Thanks for your nice comment. I enjoy making the cross bottles, I have several in my home and when the sunlight catches them they are just magical.

texasdaisey said...

Congrats again Patti, It is so nice to get such an awesome son in law. I have 2 really great ones too. What an awesome ministry.
Debbie

Debra W said...

How wonderful!!!! Congratulations on the impending marriage!

Hugs,
Deb