To connect with children in crisis, having been affected by domestic violence, neglect, abuse, abandonment, children who have been rescued from sex and labor trafficking, unaccompanied minor refugees from war torn countries, foster children who have aged out of the system by offering housing and mentorship, those affected by poverty as well as to orphans.
The Soaring Eagle Ministries and Ranch offers faith-based programs and curriculum vital to the restoration and healing process of children affected by domestic violence, neglect, abuse, abandonment, and poverty as well as to orphans. We understand that every child has a God-given destiny, a purpose in life, and needs a hope for a brighter future.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. Jer. 29:11
Stories of children impacted by The Soaring Eagle Ministries and our "Horses as Healers" Program
Chris is a very busy boy with anger issues stemming from physical and emotional abuse. He has learned to follow instructions and be calm around the horses.
Esmeralda had so many anxiety issues that she cried and asked to stay home when told she was supposed to ride. The program stresses caring for the horses to teach empathy and life lessons. These strategies gave her the confidence she needed to overcome her fears. The first night she got in the saddle, she was so proud of her accomplishment! Two lessons later she was asking to ride bareback!
The focus of the ministry is to affirm that the children are "over comers" and have a special destiny for their lives.
A group of teenage boys came to their first lesson with arms crossed and frowns on their faces. After their first two hour session, the boys had relaxed and let go of their protective facades and were whispering sweet nothings into their horses ear's. They not only bonded with their horses, but saddled up and rode for the class. We almost couldn't get them to go home.
Shaniqua was so full of anxiety that she refused to mount a horse. After her first class, she was riding all by herself and full of self-confidence. Her lesson was that she too, was an over comer! Fear, was not going to control her anymore.
The Soaring Eagle Ministries strives to meet the individual needs of each child and is making a positive difference in the lives of the children that participated in the program.