Sunrise arrives over a quiet arena. A stark contrast to the much anticipated rodeo events that will occur later on in the day, but for Jerry and Andrea Martin it is the ideal time.
This is the time when they will set up the small portable sound system, while prayerfully thanking the Lord for those who will attend the Cowboy Church Service before the rodeo events begin.
A Reserve World Champion calf roper himself, Jerry knows that many of these cowboys will ride with painful injuries or other painful issues with relationships or finances. God’s blessing is this opportunity to provide them with a message of love and hope.
It won’t be a long service, but long enough to lift up voices to worship God in prayer and song, and long enough for the cowboys, ranchers, and cattlemen and women to be reminded about our great God who loves them, cares for them, and will meet their needs.
Cowboy to cowboy is what Cowboy Connection Ministries is about – reaching out to folks who might never attend a traditional church, but who still need and want to hear that: “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance” 2 Peter 3:9 (NKJ)