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Howdy Pardners,

It's hard to imagine, but September is halfway past already. Today we got to enjoy a nice day out at the Saddle Up for Saint Jude's Trail Ride. Despite some soft rain there were about 60 horses and riders out to enjoy the day and raise funds for the St. Jude's Children's Hospital. It seemed that everyone enjoyed themselves and also got to help a worthy cause. Many thanks to all who participated and helped throughout the day.

We have a lot of events in the coming weeks. But first, let's take a look at God's word for a moment. In I Kings 22:5 we read: "But Jehoshaphat [King of Judah] also said to the king of Israel, "First seek the counsel of the Lord."

This verse is from the wonderful story of Micaiah and his bravery as God's prophet. Jehoshaphat knew not to trust the counsel of the false prophets from the northern kingdom of Israel. He was adamant that before he involved God's people of Judah in a battle with anyone, his people needed first to seek the counsel of the Lord! This should also be our approach to life. So often, we ask God to bless what we've already decided to do rather than spend time praying, fasting, and in Scripture seeking our Father's will. Let's not rush our decisions. God has promised to lead us with his Spirit (see Romans 8:9, 14 and Galatians 5:18, 25) So, let's not rush the Spirit's input, or even worse, ignore it and then ask God to bless us anyway!

Christmas Child (OCC) is one of the ministries associated with Samaritan's Purse. Samaritan's Purse is very involved with medical missions, disaster relief, and of course Operation Christmas Child. Through that ministry they distribute shoeboxes filled with gifts from individuals and churches just like ours, to children all around the world. These tangible expressions of God’s love impact children in need, in over 170 countries around the world!

Tomorrow after church the Heavenly Hounds obedience and agility training is having their monthly meeting. It's nice to see all the dogs and the joy they bring.

We will be hosting our Annual Fun Show at the Christ Riders Arena Saturday on Saturday September 30th. So please mark your calendars and plan to come join in the fun. We are looking for individuals and/or businesses to sponsor events with a donation of $20 or more. Jacque Barker is the point rider on the event.

On Friday October 6th the Crochet and Knitting group will be meeting at the church . They'll be getting started about noon and will likely last until about 2pm. So great to see some of their handiwork at the recent fundraiser auction! Even if you do not know how to knit or crochet, they'll help you learn.

We will also be hosting a Horsemanship Obstacle Challenge on October 7th. There will be obstacles set up for both adult and youth riders.  The Point Rider for this event is Dona Fox.

Coyote Hill Christian Children's Home in Harrisburg is holding their Family Shoedo event at their arena for October 20th. Anyone is welcome to bring a horse and participate! And if anyone is interested in volunteering during the event please contact Janelle by email at janelle@coyotehill.org, or call/text at 660-281-8834

Fun Fact: Did you know that in Rosario, Argentina, horses are required by law to wear hats when it’s hot outside!



For those who wish to send your tithes and offerings by mail, the address is: Gateway Cowboy Church, PO Box 45, Clark, Missouri 65243

Thank you very much to all of you who give at the Cowboy Church by placing your offering in our Offering Boot at the church, or that faithfully send your offering through the mail!

May the Good Lord Keep Your Trails Clear of Every Danger, and May all of them be Happy Trails for You and Your Families!

God Bless and Happy Trails!

Pastor Brook