JANUARY 8, 2014

"I press toward the mark for the prize of high calling of God which is in Christ Jesus" This quote happens to be one of my favorites. This truly should be a goal as a Christ Follower. It is a pleasure to be in the race with you. Your prayers and support have been appreciated and essential at this time in the ministry of God through Rainbow Bible Ranch. We are seeing God do amazing things through his people. There is no doubt that the Holy Spirit has touched countless lives. May we remain faithful. This past week or two was certainly eventful. Rainbow Bible Ranch completed a third year of outreach during the Black Hills Stock Show in Rapid City. This event brings over 300,000 people to enjoy cattle shows, rodeos, horse sales and much more, including great fellowship with "neighbors" far and near. Our fellowship room provided for opportunity to talk about more than just the weather. And the daily presence allowed for meeting many people to visit with and encourage with Godly influence. The family, along with Derek and Levi Anderson, came home tired but fulfilled. We also had a great time with the Stock Show Reunion Fellowship. It was a pleasure to work with John and Sue, Jim and Joni, Lynn and Cindy, Shiloh and Tyson along with Ben and Wyatt. Pastor Brandt gave a great message. Thank you to so many that participated in financing the outreach. The big news on the home front... God provided through the sale and generous donors at least fourteen horses for the Rebuilding of the Remuda just in the last two weeks. Your contributions are helping fill the void that was created during the Storm Atlas. In fact, we are about halfway on our goal for saddle horse this summer. Along that same line... We are hugely excited about the Dakota Horse Challenge. This training program will put 40 head of Lonetree and Rainbow horses under 20 trainers. This three month long training period will then end in a finale as a competition here at the ranch on June 21, 2014. There is prize money set aside for the top seven placers and twenty of the forty head will then be chosen to come back to the ranch where they will continue to be ridden by capable staff and family members. After another three to four years these horses will hopefully be acceptable for the camp string of RBR. All said and done, as we assumed, good saddle horses are valued at $5,000.00 to $10,000.00, whether purchased outright or brought up through the ranks. And yet that does not include all the riding by our wranglers to test each horse of its capability with some very important people... our kids who attend camp. On February 14th is our Annual Valentine Banquet. We are excited! Dan and Kathy Simpson will be sharing their story with us and I am certain that all will be blessed. And then on March 14th is our Annual Hunter’s Harvest Buffet. This game feed is amazing with some exquisite food prepared, with some fun prizes going to the winners. Our speaker that evening is Greg Peterson of the Peterson Farm Brothers of Kansas. This will be a great night of ministry and fellowship. Continue to pray for RBR as we will be extremely busy this spring and summer. The October Blizzard was not in the schedule and there is much to be done as the ranch took a beating in many other ways than just livestock loss. Tremendous amount of time was lost on accomplishing fall projects. Fences and trees took a hit. And we have some infrastructure such as dams, roads and crossings that need serious attention. The Nehemiah Project has some unfinished business as well. We are gearing up for camp. We are seeing a phenomenal staff come together under the guidance of the Lord. Pray for the aching hearts due to loss of loved ones. Pray for our neighbors that are still adjusting to the effects of a once in a lifetime storm. Pray that God’s people will be sensitive to the leading of the Lord as He directs how each one of us shall be in involved in the ongoing ministry of Rainbow Bible Ranch.

In Christ’s Service,

Larry B. Reinhold

Executive Director

Larry Reinhold