"All the King's Horses, His women and men with the King put broken children together again."
All The King's Horses Children's Ranch
We are still asking ourselves, how did we get here? Of course we realize it was the Lord! He always amazes us in that He knows where and what the greatest need is for each of us. We were both praying for God’s direction, realizing He was changing our focus. For the past 20 years He has called us to love and teach his little ones through ministry to children. We have ministered through Sunday school, Vacation Bible School, Kid’s Camps, Children’s Church, puppetry, and mission trips. It was while raising our one and only son that God called us into children’s ministry.
A few years ago we passed a sign that said “All the King’s Horses Children’s Ranch." It caught our interest and so we looked it up online and even drove by the ranch one day but our lives were very busy doing what God had called us to do so we never pursued our interest in the ranch. It was while we were on respite from children’s ministry and praying for His new direction that a friend sent us an encouraging note along with the book “From Invisible” by Ana Lucore. Our friend found it at a yard sale, read it and thought of us. You can imagine our excitement when we saw it was about the ranch that had interested us. A few days and a box of Kleenex later it was obvious to us that this was no coincidence. Soon God’s new direction for our lives began to unfold. The ranch had a need for respite parents and we had a calling to minister to children and a desire to serve and the time to do it! God is so amazing and His timing is always perfect! What a joy and a blessing it is to be a part of the ranch family and see Jesus mending the broken hearts of His children day by day. God’s love and compassion never fails! We are so thankful to be His humble servants!
In His amazing love and grace, Jon and Nancy Dawson