I (Pete) am pretty pumped because we recently finished a new challenge course at the ranch in time to run kids from the Easter camps through the course. It was a great experience for them and for me. For them…it was something they have never done before (literally) and for me…it was my first time running groups through a challenge course in Spanish! The course still needs a few touches and we have plans for more elements to come but enjoy this virtual tour of the challenge course with pics of students going through the course.
The ranch made a connection with the school that recently came out for the adaptive riding clinics and as a result we were invited to celebrate with them on Children’s Day (Dia de los niños) which is a national holiday here in Mexico. It was a blessing to come alongside the school; their teachers, their families, and the students as they celebrated the life of their children. The ranch specifically came alongside with the use of our recently refurbished kayaks. It was a joy to use the kayaks to minister to the kids of this school as I (Pete) gravitate to using recreational therapy as a form of counseling and find it a great way to engage people in conversation. It was also an incredible experience as my first official experience in a kayak in the Baja…I was paddling around kids with down syndrome and autism. What a treasure to see the joy on their faces and their parents. We pray we can continue to grow our partnership with this school and continue to use the ranch’s resources to minister to the people of La Paz.