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Saturday, June 7th, was an exciting day for Guided Hope with the first Roundup of 2014!

We were overjoyed to see some elements come together that are the vision and heart beat of Guided Hope.  We are thankful for all the families who have come on work teams or just to celebrate with us how God has brought us to this point.  Roundup #1 was a special day where we were able to minister to a family who continues a grief journey.  Our volunteers were able to share their gifting and understand their role of responsibilities.  Wranglers were ready to welcome our guests and our tour ambassadors gladly made the animal introductions.  Lily and Levi, the baby Nubian goats, along with Cassidy and Corduroy, the Nigerian Dwarf kids, were a highlight!  We broke the ice discovering each participants’ favorite animal.  Do you have a favorite animal?  How truly amazing is God’s creation!  The work project for the day was weed pulling.  Not only do we need to do this for the sake of the health of the land we live on, but, we should also make sure that the weeds that sometimes take root inside us are pulled so that we continue to have healthy elements about ourselves growing inside.  Have you done any weed pulling lately?  Safety was another very important part of the Roundup before meeting the horses.    We played “red light/green light” with the horses which added a fun “giddy-up” to the day along with a highly anticipated wheelbarrow joust!

We are excited about what we have learned about serving families from our summer’s first Roundup.  Sometimes we can be bombarded with the destructive elements of our culture that tear down the family.  I recently read an article titled “What do you do for family fun?”  Once again I am reminded how important it is to take time and have a little fun together.  Guided Hope desires to be a place of love and fun for families to counteract the destruction!  Join us in prayer as we continue to make exciting steps towards the vision set out before us.  Today we celebrate Roundup #1!!