Last week was Rodeo Bible Camp in Big Piney, Wyoming. This was our first year there feeding the camp. The camp ran from Monday night through the rodeo Friday night. There were 11 girls and 3 boys that ranged in age from 11 to 17. The camp ran the same as the one in Downey with event clinics, chapel twice a day, meals, games, and plenty of fun and building relationships. The kids really enjoyed the week and we were so blessed to be a part of it.
This young man getting some valuable help on rough stock riding.
Theses girls were learning to rope or improving their skills.
Practicing their roping skills
This young lady is learning pole bending.
During chapel, one of the musicians promised that she would teach any kid to play the spoons who was willing. Every kid came up and did it. Here those with the spoons are learning how to hold them.
Here camp pastor (and cowboy church pastor) David (left) and Dennis help out in the arena.
The kids worked hard for the ultimate rodeo prize- a Montana Silversmith belt buckle. They were not judged on just rodeo results, but also for their participation in chapel and during devotions.
This is the reason we do all this work. These 14 kids stole our hearts and they needed to hear of the love of Jesus.
While we all had fun, Faith may have had the most fun. Although this picture is blurry, we had to include it to show the big smile on her face. She loved being on the horse. She also got to drive a golf cart. We won’t comment on her driving skills though.
Big Piney, Wyoming sits in the desert with no pine trees in sight. It was named for the creek that runs through that apparently has pine trees on it somewhere, just nowhere near Big Piney.
The camp is actually not held in Big Piney but just north of Marbleton, which is just north of Big Piney.