A New Place to Meet in 2020

EMBRACE is entirely operated and managed by a group of passionate and dedicated women. Every one of them will tell you, however, that they wouldn’t be able to do what they do for EMBRACE without the support of their husbands. One of our volunteers recently experienced this on an enormous scale when her husband decided to build an indoor arena on their property for the primary purpose of providing a place for EMBRACE to do ministry year round.

This was not an easy decision. He was blessed to retire younger than most people ever get an opportunity to, and he had a financial plan for how the remaining thirty years or so were going to go. He was always supportive of his wife’s endeavors with the ministry, but on a hunting trip in 2019, a time he enjoys drawing near to God in the wilderness, the Lord convicted him of his need to “be more supportive of the ministry.”

The Lord invited him to take a step of faith that would mean surrendering his financial plan for the future and trust God to provide the funds to do what would have been impossible. He started getting visions of an indoor arena, something that had never before been an option. In the quiet of his camper in the middle of nowhere north Idaho, he began to sketch the plans to build what he believed God would use to save souls. When COVID-19 hit and the economy began to take a turn, he continued in faith with the plans God had given him.

Construction for the indoor arena began in mid-April 2020 as Governor Little’s stay at home order was in full swing. Thankfully, construction was considered an essential occupation and building continued without a hitch. Within ten days the shell of the arena was complete. When the inside of the arena is finished, it will have a 20x40 insulated warming area and a 60x100 space for horse sessions.

Following God’s calling often means sacrificing our plans for his. We have no doubt that the sacrifices made by this contributor and his family will have an eternal impact. We are so excited to share this space with you when it’s ready. We thank you for your prayers and every contribution you make to EMBRACE.

Our horses and staff continue to be ministry ready and we are eager to continue to serve you and our community!

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