As we enter this wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, we stop and take time to reflect on the goodness of the Lord and how he has miraculously sustained us. This has been a outstanding year for Healing Through Horses, Roselawn Stables, and the Karpe family, We would like to highlight for you a few of the ways the Lord has provided.
*We were able to secure an amazing rake and bailer, in order to help provide hay (this was not done with Healing Through Horses funds yet, these programs have been the greatest beneficiaries of it).
*The year was blessed with protection and safety.
*The "foster care" camp program was amazing. What a privilege to work with and serve these youth. Their resiliency and courage is truly inspirational. Many lives were changed.
* We continue to watch the students on the Equestrian Teams (EQ) to open up, grow, and blossom. Experiencing the new found smiles and growing love on those teams is beautiful.
*We are preparing to form 3 new EQ teams next year. Two will be consisting of students in the foster care system (8 boys on one, 8 girls on the other). These two teams are not funded.
*There have been multiple new contacts with inner city programs that would like to have their youth involve with our programs.
*We have been able to help a lot of former EQ team members (now adults) navigate through some continued difficulties that they are experiencing as well as some of their parents/ family members. They know we are available day or night.
*Gould's Jewelry Store in Anoka had a fundraiser for us that brought in $3000., and the Anoka County Wrangler 4-H club had a fund raiser for the Karpe family.
*We were awarded one of the grants we applied for and will receive it next summer upon completion. It was from the Minnesota Horse Council to go specifically towards one of next summer's foster care programs.
As many of you know, 2 years ago, our adjacent 26 acres were foreclosed on and have been for sale since. The foreclosure was due to the fall of the economy in 2007 and the growth of youth coming in through Healing Through Horses (programs completed but never funded). The land is a crucial part of our programs. It provided summer grazing for the horses (approximately 4 months of hay), parking access to the clubhouse and arenas for camp horse shows, and trail rides space for the students.
Because of its agriculture base, we have the right to buy it back for the amount it sells for. November 20th, 2013 we received notice that the land has been sold. Therefore we have a very short time to raise the funds for it. We are so excited because the mortgage company sold it for $73,000., instead of the $164,000., they were originally asking for.
Will you please become an invested partner with the programs out here.
We are so excited to see how God works this out. We need your help. 730 people donating $100. each or 73 people donating $1000. each or 7300 people donating $10 each. This is going to be a huge miracle!! ! BUT time is of essence we have 10 DAYS to have all the funding.
Please let everyone you know, that might help, be a part of this. Social media, emails, phone calls, and personal invitations can easily accomplish this. Anything donated to Healing Through Horses is tax deductable and will go towards future programs. Donations may be made through our web site: www.healing-through-horses.org or mailed directly. You can copy this letter, and send or hand it to as many people as you want.
This may be the make it or break it point for us staying in this area since, development of that land may eventually force us out. Please keep us in continual prayer.
We are so grateful for that you have been such an vital part of the Healing Through Horses and Rose- lawn programs. Without your kindness, prayers, and God's amazing grace, we would no longer be here. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you!
Purpose statement: To reach at risk youth with crisis prevention and life changing principles through the instrument of the horse.
Healing Through Horses is our charity organization that uses Roselawn Stables' programs to help at risk youth through the powerful healing methods of horses.
Founded in 1989, Roselawn Stables was developed to work with youth, teaching students life changing values integrated into horsemanship classes and agriculture experiences. Additional programs have been incorporated to help address the needs of today’s disadvantaged kids.
The North American Red Fern Foundation is our non-profit organization founded in the fall of 2007. It became a federally registered 501c3 in 2008. In 2011, we opened a dba under North American Red Fern foundation designed to better explain our programs: Healing Through Horses.
Healing Through Horses
24069 Rum River Blvd.
St. Francis, MN 55070