Greetings friends of SkyWatch TV and Whispering Ponies Ranch. I have important news to share with you. Please take a moment to read this letter. It comes straight from my heart to yours.
Every year, more than 3.2 million children in America are sex-trafficked, abandoned, and neglected, with 30,000 of them dying at the hands of their abusers every 12 months. Heartbreakingly, this “industry” has become the third-largest criminal enterprise in the world.
But there is hope for many of these victims through the partnership that Whispering Ponies Ranch (WPR) holds with YOU and the Royal Family Kids Camps (RFKC) and Teen Reach organizations. Since 1985, RFKC has been offering week-long specialized restoration camps and follow-up mentoring specifically designed to restore children of abuse who have become wards of the state. In the past, some kids could not benefit from these special services due to the cost-preventative nature of per-child counselor and campgrounds’ expenses. But AT WPR, ALL AMENITIES—from food services and lodging to expert recreational and counseling staff—ARE PROVIDED AT NO COST, which means no child ever has to be turned away. We can only do this because when people purchase books and products from the SkyWatch TV Store, a large portion of every sale goes to underwrite WPR’s operational expenses. Secondly, THERAPY PONY SPONSORS and VIP FOUNDERS GROUP MEMBERS partner directly with WPR’s healing ministry by contributing to the operating costs of the retreat facility as well as the care of life-changing therapy horses—their foods, veterinary care, farrier, and so on. Report after report have come in regarding the lasting therapeutic benefits these special animals have had on traumatized kids and adults.
AND GUESS WHAT!? As of the writing of this letter, we can now report that ALL OF THE MAIN FACILITIES ARE COMPLETE (some smaller additions are still under construction)—from the large dining hall, to overnight lodging, to the new chapel, gymnasium, pool house, VIP LODGE with hotel-like rooms, and much more! We are ready for our biggest and busiest year of ministry service to date, all because of people like YOU who have caught the vision and are investing in the rescue and restoration of these precious little ones.
Now—and please understand the nature of why I am saying this—as many of you know, my wife Nita and I have also been pouring our life savings into developing the land, buildings, and provisions to build WPR and to make it available free of cost to save and heal these kids (this is a need we believe not only to be biblically mandated but the measure by which Jesus Christ is going to judge you and me [see Matthew 25:31–46]). Yet my devoted wife of forty-seven years and I have run low on personal monies, and frankly, we are at a point where we need—more than ever before—ministry friends like YOU to help us with finishing and funding the ongoing, Gospel-centered works of SkyWatch TV and WPR. If you’ve seen recent headlines, you know these physically and emotionally injured children have never needed this ministry more than they do now. This is where the VIP FOUNDERS GROUP and THERAPY PONY SPONSORS come in, and why I am personally praying that YOU will find it in your heart to be part of it too.
How does it work?
For every person that donates $1,000 or more—either by sponsoring a therapy horse or simply donating $1,000—you will partner with us to continue these life-saving ministries…but you will also:
- BE COUNTED AMONG THE VIP FOUNDERS GROUP list of supporters honored at our annual conference where you are invited to attend an invitation-only VIP Banquet (at the spectacular #1 Missouri Resort Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa & Convention Center in Branson).
- AT THE 2021 VIP DINNER you will have opportunity to participate in a confidential meet-and-greet with event speakers as well as personally interact with internationally acclaimed Christian leaders, outspoken conservative Christian Hollywood stars, and government luminaries, and others who will be in attendance AT YOUR DINNER ONLY.
- YOUR NAME WILL BE ADDED TO THE WALL OF HONOR in the new SkyWatch TV studio, which we hope to have open (with a live audience) before summer this year.
- You will also receive a GIFT CARD IN THE AMOUNT OF $300.00 to be used online. Log into: https://www.skywatchtvstore.com (Valid for 90 days after issue date)
- THE DVD COLLECTION OF THE COMPLETE 2020 BRANSON VIRTUAL CONFERENCE FREE OF CHARGE ($150.00 RETAIL VALUE)!
Would you please pray about becoming part of this special group of ministry partners and call or mail your letter of support asking to be added to the THERAPY PONY SPONSORS and/or VIP FOUNDERS GROUP? We need to raise $150,000 in the next 90 days to finish the last details at the WPR healing center and to complete the new SkyWatch TV studio. We are a 501(c)(3) NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION and your donation is tax-deductible.
You can also download our FREE “PLANNING YOUR LEGACY” BROCHURE that will help you with estate planning for your family as well as how you might remember Whispering Ponies Ranch.
I trust you can see from this personal letter our own level of commitment. As the saying goes, we have “put our own money where our mouth is” by investing our every resource into: 1) reaching the world with the Gospel while possible, and 2) building a place where people can be restored and healed in a beautiful retreat setting. These are the core virtues of true ministry as defined in Scripture and you are, or can be, part of it and have the angels say of you, too, “Your prayers and your giving have ascended up as a memorial before God” (Acts 10:4). IMAGINE THAT!
Please let me know if you have any questions. I promise I will answer as soon as I can. And God bless you for everything you have already done and are doing to partner with us.
If you would like more information about Whispering Ponies Ranch, please visit www.SkyWatchTVstore.com for links to PONY SPONSORS and/or the VIP FOUNDERS GROUP or call Toll-Free at: 844-750-4985 or write: SkyWatch TV / Whispering Ponies Ranch, PO Box 5, Crane, MO 65633
Thank you for your compassion—and for your determination to leave a legacy of love and support for damaged children that—with your help—can be rescued, loved and healed.
Together we are spreading the light of the Gospel in darkened times, healing the hurting, and ministering to Jesus himself in this way:
For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, “Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?”
And the King shall answer and say unto them, “Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my little ones, ye have done it unto me.” (Matthew 25: 35–40)
Your friend and brother in Christ,
PS—In addition to Royal Family Kids Camps and Teen Reach, WPR is proud to include therapy programs in partnership with Arc of the Ozarks, the largest charity for people with disabilities in the state of Missouri.