G.A.T.E.S is a ministry to teach youth how to Grow, Achieving a deeper relationship with the Lord through Training principles, Encouraging one another and Serving.

The youth are partner up and assigned a horse. They will learn or teach how to do stable chores, care for and take responsibility for their assigned horse. Then during Bible club we take a look at what the Word has to say about issues they are dealing with. In the winter months we continue by serving our community and going on field trips together. The goal of GATES is that a deeper development of relationships, trust, responsibility, and obedience will result through this process.

WHO: Youth 6th – 12th Grade

April –May every Wednesday 6:00-8:30PM

Summer TBA  (Mission trip opportunity for those 15 and older)

September-October every Wednesday 6:00-8:30PM

Winter TBA

This program is valued at $150 each season, we offer it free of charge with a suggestion of each participant choosing their favorite horse to sponsor. If you are able to pay some or all of that amount, it would be helpful. However, this would not be considered a donation due to the fact that you are receiving a “good or service.” If you donate above the amount of $150 in order to help other children receive the program, you will receive a tax-deductible receipt for the amount above the program value. Thank you for your support of this ministry.

Checks may be Mailed to;
Son Valley Youth Ranch
31274 County Road 320 Canton, MO 63435
Please put “GATES” on memo line.
Donate towards G.A.T.E.S. online


Gates are used often to protect and keep horses in safe boundaries.
Gates are also opened to guide horses into richer, greener pastures.
“Open for me the gates of righteousness; I will enter and give thanks to the Lord.”
Psalm 118:19

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