Will YOU be part of the VIP FOUNDERS GROUP?
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, abused, abandoned, or neglected. One in seven Americans are sexually abused as children. Tragically, 1,500 to 2,000 children die each year at the hands of their caretakers. And the remainder are simply (sadly) disregarded or experience a combination of these abuses.
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) organization! 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 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, Pony Sponsors (the best people on earth!) partner directly with WPR’s healing ministry by contributing to the operating and construction costs of the retreat facility as well as the care of these life-changing therapy horses—their foods, veterinary care, farrier, and so on.
AND GUESS WHAT!? As of the writing of this letter, we can now report that:
- The new WPR chapel is nearly finished and will be completed before summer. This building seats 125 kids, has an elevated platform for puppet stages and other uses, and a PA system. It has heating and cooling and is attached to the new gymnasium with a door that opens to the bathrooms.
- A new HVAC system for the gymnasium as well as the dining hall are being installed now that should keep both areas sufficiently cool starting this year.
- The large house I originally built as a retirement home for Nita is being remodeled now for VIP/leadership use. Nita and I have moved out of the “Hacienda” (as we are now calling it) and it is nearly completely upgraded for ministry use. When done (before camps this year) it will have hotel-like rooms, each with their own baths and some of the larger rooms (suites) with kitchenettes.
- The huge new pool house is complete, and the finished product is beautiful! This delightful addition is sure to be a centerpiece of fun, therapy, and inspiration for these precious, wounded children.
But—and please understand the nature of why I am saying this—until now my wife Nita and I have 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-five years and I are admittedly almost out of personal monies, and frankly we are at a point where we need ministry friends to help us now with finishing and funding the ongoing, Gospel-centered works of SkyWatch TV and WPR. If you’ve seen recent headlines, you know the Church is dramatically in decline and paganism is growing like wildfire. The world has never needed this ministry more than they do now. This is where the VIP FOUNDERS GROUP comes in, and why I am personally inviting YOU to be part of it.
How does it work?
For every person that donates $1,000 or more annually—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. (Next year we are moving to the spectacular #1 Missouri Resort Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa & Convention Center in Branson. This year, our conference sold out in five days, mandating we move to a much larger facility in 2020.)
- AT THE DINNER you will have opportunity to participate in a confidential meet-and-greet with the event speakers as well as personally interact with internationally acclaimed Christian leaders, outspoken Christian Hollywood stars, and government luminaries (our 2020 secret guest list is beyond your wildest speculation) 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) by the Fall of this year.
- YOU WILL RECEIVE A $300.00 VOUCHER TO BE USED AT THE CONFERENCE TABLES (OR IN OUR ONLINE STORE) for autographed books, movies and more.
Would you please pray about becoming part of this and call or mail your letter of support asking to be added to the VIP FOUNDERS GROUP? We need to raise $150,000 in the next 90 days to finish 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.
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THOMAS HORN, NITA HORN, DEREK GILBERT, AND JOE ARDIS WITH IMPORTANT PERSONAL MESSAGE FOR YOU!
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, and/or can be, part of it and have the angels say of you, too, “Your prayers and your giving have ascended 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 SkyWatchTVstore.com/collections/sponsor-a-pony or call us Toll Free at: 844-750-4985 or 417-723-0148 or emails: [email protected] and [email protected] or by writing 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 hungred, 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 hungred, 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—Besides Royal Family Kids Camps and Teen Reach, WPR is now proud to include therapy programs in partnership with Arc of the Ozarks, the largest charity in the state of Missouri!