Amy Dickson is the Ranch Manager at Kidder Creek. Not only is she passionate about horses, but loves to snowboard and is actively invloved as a leader in her Junior High Youth group at her church. Last spring, Amy and Andy Warken hosted a group of Chinese Camp Directors at Kidder Creek. During their time, Amy and Andy led them in a “typical” Kidder Creek Ranch Camp experience which included an outback trail ride to Campbell Lake. No experience at Kidder Creek is ever “typical.” Amy’s story is proof.
I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read an email in December requesting to come to Beijing China in just a couple of weeks! Every January, I usually do a mission trip to Africa, but for some reason God told me not to go this year—now I know why.
The group of Chinese Camp Directors who visited us last fall asked if I was able to speak for five days to various audiences about camping! I had the privilege to share how Kidder Creek provides high quality programming through safety and awesome staff.
My favorite day was speaking to horse riding instructors about teaching riding lessons for a higher purpose. Although they aren’t yet Believers, I was able to speak truth into their lives through horsemanship. They also invited me to ride a couple of their horses!
A small crowd gathered to watch the American cowgirl ride a jumping horse. Thank you the Lord, the horse was bilingual. He listened to my cues and gave me a great ride.
Hopefully this trip has opened the door to Chinese children joining in future Kidder Creek programs and ultimately meeting Jesus.