Even though Monday started rainy and wet, we started off with a good breakfast and got to the horses right away! It is amazing and how quickly the boys are advancing in their confidence and skills in working with the horses. Many of them know how to approach a horse saddle it tie the correct knots mounted and guided around the arena after only a couple of lessons! While some were riding the horses others worked the chores in the barn and learn what it takes to take care of these beautiful animals.
We took a break from the horses to work on a creative thinking and problem-solving activity. The boys were presented with a problem of How to figure out how to survive in the desert, But the real goal was to see Learn in their ability to problem solve and work as a team.
Were you able to log into Facebook live to see our archery activity? If not you can see a recording on our Facebook page. The afternoon was classic summer camp activities including swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, and archery.
Mr. Dan (the boys case manager) was able to drive up from Grand Rapids and spend the day with us. It was great to continue a relationship with him as he will help with the follow up care.
We ended the day with more horse skills including riding lessons and how to wash and groom the horses.
After supper was a campfire and Patrick shared his testimony. The kids responded well and his son Patty finished the night with a stirring prayer and a call to live for God.