Five Days in Wyola

By Mila Bravo

Ministry work is not just going to the other side of the world, nor is it just quoting Bible verses to people – in fact it comes in so many forms.  There are portions of our own country that are less than 10% churched,meaning that less than 10% of the local population attend church regularly or even at all. One such place is the state of Montana.

A Ministry Team from Red River Cowboy Church joins with other churches from Louisiana and Texas to travel up to Wyola, Montana, in support of Cowboy Life Ministry led by Greg Hunt. While in Montana, the Cowboys hold a Rodeo Bible Camp. 

During the camp they teach rodeo skills such as steer riding, roping, goat tying, and barrel racing all while sharing Christ’s love, forgiveness, mercy, grace and His salvation.  These Cowboy missionaries of all ages have been making the trip up north for the last 9 years and every year they see familiar faces as well as new ones, building friendships that continue to grow year after year. 

It’s really quite difficult to know who looks forward to this week at the end of July more – the Cowboys that prepare and plan a year for the trip or the Crow Indians who anxiously await their arrival. In the small town of about 300 people, it’s easy to notice when strange vehicles begin to gather at the local arena. Shortly after the first Southern license plate  arrives, the Crow Indians begin to gather. Old friendships begin to rekindle, the dust begins to stir in the arena, the smoke rises from the Chuck wagon, and Christ is shared in so many ways.

For more information on Red River Cowboy Church’s mission trip to Wyola, contact Jerry Salley at 318-471-3486.

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