Sunday, November 4, 2012

Ocala Farm Ministry


Ocala Farm Ministry is located in the woods northwest of the city. It is part of the Race Track Chaplaincy program. Although a fundamentalist Christian ministry, [which means their main emphasis is on "saving souls" by encouraging people to accept Christ as their personal savior and to accept the Bible as the word of God and true in every respect] it is also involved in providing assistance of a more secular nature to persons working in the racetrack industry. Chaplain Bob heads up the program here, and you can learn more about him and the ministry as well as the impact of thoroughbred horse racing in the Ocala area here.

16 comments:

Kate said...

I checked your link and was impressed with this statement: "We are the people who take care of the people who take care of the horses." Yet, as an animal lover, I wish there would be more attention paid to the horses. I am appalled at the doping of the animals and the mistreatment of them in order to make a buck and a name in the racing world. We used to go to races but have discontinued because of that. One of the worst tracks with multiple offences is in New Mexico. Makes me ashamed of that in the state that I love so much.

Small City Scenes said...

Well---what can one say. MB

Small City Scenes said...

By the by and you don't have to publish this. Snow Geese are not like Canada Geese as far as landing and pooping on your lawn or golf course or park. They stay in the fields and one never sees their waste and the farmers plow it under. And unlike Seagulls, Snow Geese do not poop when flying. I know, hard to believe or imagine---'tis a known factoid. LOL MB

Memphis MOJO said...

Looks like a very worthwhile program and I glad to see that you're giving them some publicity.

I'm going to be in Florida during January and plan to come to Ocala to check it out. Perhaps you and Lois Anne would let me take you to dinner?

cieldequimper said...

Ah well...

Taken For Granted said...

While I am no fan of fundamentalist religion of any kind, it is great that someone is aiding those who care for horses. Grooms and stable personal are often not treated as well as the horses they tend. Thanks for the post, and for your comment on my blog

Birdman said...

Ya< tell me ALL about it. Save my soul, I beg of you.
... but I do have Chastity Boy in the third race, just for backup!

llandudnopictures said...

I imagine they get quite busy, lots of souls to save out there!

Sharon said...

A plain and simple place!

Linda said...

Sounds like a very good ministry, and your photo is great, Lowell. Thanks for providing the link as well, Chaplain Bob looks like a very nice man.

Doug Hickok said...

Hi Lowell! Churches are at their best when helping the less fortunate and the needy :^) I am sure the ministry does good work for the thoroughbred industry.

Taken For Granted said...

Hi, Lowell. My raccoon picture was at a friend's farm, but you are right, the ring tailed lemurs were in the zoo. I just liked the fact that both animals have ring tails even though they are not related. BTW, got a laugh out of Birdman's comment.

Lois said...

Very interesting.

Kay said...

I suppose if you feel you need saving, it's helpful if someone is right there and willing to do it.

Halcyon said...

Hmmmm... just looks like a warehouse to me. I like my churches a little fancier. ;)

EG CameraGirl said...

Hmmm. A church that thinks about life's practical concerns as well as the spiritual side!

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