Project Description

Patience’s Story!

As a 6-year-old in Uganda, Patience grew up quickly. She assumed the role as caregiver in an orphanage to her two younger siblings after HIV/AIDS devastated her family.

And although the American home the threesome ultimately joined provided stability, love and support, shedding the past was difficult for Patience.  “She was so serious and withdrawn before coming to the ranch,” says Shannon, Patience’s Mom.  “She smiles and laughs so much more.”

Even though she learned to be ‘present’ to herself and enjoy the individual attention, Patience loved the fact that her five siblings could be engaged right along with her at the ranch.  “Ultimately,” says Shannon, “through time at Hope Reins, Patience allowed herself to just be a kid, learn to laugh and choose ‘joy.’”

74 Hope Reins Kids Sponsored: 48% of Goal. Light the path so kids can see Hope this Christmas.

Will You Light the Path Forward, Too?

By supporting our equine mentorship program, you’re providing all the tools kids need to build their resiliency muscle. When they walk through our front gate grieving, hurting and feeling utterly alone, you are part of a coalition of hope and healing that meets them in their pain with wide open arms. You, a caring mentor, our herd of very special horses and Jesus Christ light the path forward.

There are 160 kids on our new pathway who need your help today. Will you help?

Light the Path for 160 kids