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.

The suggested donation for the year is $50.  Children will be selected for sponsorship based on need.

WHO: Youth 6th – 12th Grade
2nd Sundays 2:00 – 8:00 PM
4th Saturdays 11:00 – 5:00 PM
July 7th and 8th 9-11 AM Summer Camp

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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