| Welcome to Horseback Ministries. My name is Doug Beltz. My wife's name is Nancy.
The first purpose of Horseback Ministries is to help Christians witness to their experiences and their faith. The most powerful witness is how a Christian lives everyday. Many believers are too shy to talk about their faith but they are willing to wear clothing that makes their statement about what they be lieve.
Horseback Ministries works with "The Nth Degree" to provide clothing that can be designed to express a person's specific message. We recently customized one woman's most meaningful expression "If God brings you to it, He'll bring you through it." We put this on a long sleeved tee shirt just for her.
We are working on new designs that can be embroidered on tee shirts, blouses, sweatshirts and jackets. Each has a different graphic for each expression. One, for example, says "I believe. Will you?"
The second purpose of Horseback Ministries is to help those who want an everyday, deeper experience with God. It says in Psalms 46:10 "Be still and know that I am God." I believe God has taught me how to be still. It is't always easy. But being able to be still and to hear God whispering to me has made all the difference in my spiritual walk. Horseback Ministries offers a short class on "Becoming Still." For more information, click on "Additional" on this website.
The third purpose of Horseback Ministries is to help heal the broken hearted. Who are the broken hearted?
The broken hearted are those who have trusted and loved but found their trust broken and their love not returned. These are people who have pulled back from life, who have retreated from other human beings, who have decided that loving and trusting is dangerous and should be avoided at all costs.
Some are broken hearted for a while and then they regain their hope and cheer. At the other end of the spectrum are those who have been crushed, who have lost almost all hope, and who cannot believe they have been or ever will be loved.
In the future Horseback Ministries will be able to purchase a horse farm and horses sufficient to enable the broken hearted to spend time with horses and realize it is possible to love and trust again.
This purpose of healing comes from my own experience. As an adult, struggling to love and be loved, I began to remember being molested as a child by family members. During the years I was in counseling for this, I purchased 2 horses and learned to ride. The only time I didn't feel the agony of betrayal was when I was with these horses.
|I believe Horseback Ministries can provide the same relief and peace for others.|