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Solid Rock/Domino Effect Outreach ~ Showing God’s Love

Saturday was our first big outreach with Solid Rock Christian Ministries offering “FREE, Wholesome, Family Fun. 

We set up in the great big open field next door to Hardees here in North Weeki Wachee.  We had a great support group from Solid Rock in St. Petersburg that came to give us a helping hand and be a part of the “Domino Effect”

We had 150+ people come out to visit us Saturday from the wee ones up to the elderly. 

One, 80-year-old gentleman stopped in to take City Boy for a ride. 

We gave many children rides on Velvet, My Josie, and City Boy.  Goldie got the run of the field as she took the youngins’ for a spin.  The kids went on golf cart rides and even human cart rides, as Pastor Rita is in training to take Goldie’s place pulling the cart, LOL.

We met a lot of great people who live local and would love to join in the fun in the near future back here at the ranch.  The Solid Rock evangelist team shared the Word with many, including Sophia the goat, who was feeding on the Word, as she had a mouthful of gospel tracts.

Pastor Bob literally walked out of his shoes, as he blessed Bob with a pair of cowboy boots.  He finished the day out walking around in his navy blue socks.  This man, with no doubt, gives a whole new meaning to “giving the shirt of your back” as Bob truly appreciates this kind gesture and will “walk a mile in his shoes.”

Billy the cowboy felt right at home, as he jumped in the saddle with City Boy. 

Pastor Rita has found a new calling to bless the children, as she is in training to pull the cart. 

Ricardo fit in just beautifully, as he walked with the children and the horses in the roundpen.  The children adored him, as his compassion was radiating. 

Will, Shawn, and Pastor Rita took turns giving the children rides in the golf cart around the field

And kept Bob on his toes, as they sent out SOS’ across the field to come to their rescue. 

David Long came to our rescue with the sound system to entertain us with music for the day.  His daughter also accompanied him to ride the horses and one day soon to join us on the trails. 

Robyn danced in the spirit as she felt led and Disco (Daniel) danced the day away with Sophia the goat.

Crystal and Dave have been such a blessing to our ministry.  They have devoted their time to join us in our mission, both with a love for God and a love for these animals.  Crystal gave the children cart rides with the mini Goldie. 

Dave gave the children rides with Goldie, My Josie, Velvet, and City Boy. 

Crystal’s sister, Jessie, joined us yesterday and spent the whole day with us. 

She jumped right in to give the kids rides as well. 

Jessie has offered to give me a helping hand with the networking here in the future and has already created this web page for us to get started.

http://dominoeffectrescueranch.shutterfly.com/

We also met Crystal and Jessie’s mom, Kay, who came out to give her support in our mission and to share in her daughters’ love and compassion for the horses.

Hubert, a Kentucky boy, fit right in with giving the children rides and taking City Boy for a ride. 

Allison rode City Boy for the first time since being on a horse when she was young. 

Pastor Glenn, Hubert, Crystal, Bob, Jennifer, Jackie, Jamie, Shawn, and Dave also took the horses out for a ride.

Pastor Glenn

Hubert

Crystal

Bob

Jennifer

Shawn

Dave

Jamie

Jackie

Shawn was a great help in setting up, breaking down, and giving the kids rides.  I believe he has fallen in love with City Boy.

Jennifer and her daughter, Autumn, arrived at our house Saturday morning to volunteer for the day.  When she realized we were not there, she wrote us a note to tell us that she had stopped in and left the salt blocks outside the gates.  As they were on their way home from our place, Autumn happened to see us set up with the horses.  They stopped in to see us and spent the whole day with us loving on the horses and having a good time.  Autumn got to ride all of the horses including Goldie with the cart and the golf cart.  Jennifer was a GREAT help, as she jumped right in to hose and cool the horses down, groom them, walk the horses with the children, walk the horses around to graze, and spent some time riding them out in the field as well.

Dave and Jeannie joined us from Dunnellon, Florida to help us set up and be a part of our day.  Adrianna designed the flyers for the event to advertise and pass out in the area.  Robert and Ludmilla welcomed everyone and showed them God’s love.

There were many who joined us from both Solid Rock Church and The New Rock Church to show their support, a big thanks to all.

Francine and Serenity, my two, bestest, volunteers came out to spend the day with us. 

Serenity has been volunteering for us since she was 3, now turning 5.  She has rode every horse and helped bottle feed goats, sheep, squirrels, raccoons, and rabbits.  Serenity has been the poster child for the ranch, as she is a very photogenic young lady.

Luke and Carolyn Glaudel brought the children out to see us and join in on the fun. 

Kendra, a young lady from my FB, finally made it out to see us after 1-1/2 of begging her parents to bring her out.  I was pleased and honored to meet her whole family and thanked them for bringing her up to finally meet us. 

Kendra rode all of the horses and a promised her a date to take her out on the trails with us. 

We met a lot of great people Saturday.  One gentleman, Victor, has experience in breaking and training horses, as well as a farrier by trade.  He has offered his services to help out the rescue. 

We also met a young lady named Ally and her daughter who just moved here in the area from out of state.  She is a vet tech by trade and is interested in being a part of our mission as well and helping out where she can. 

We had quite a few elderly folks who stopped by to meet us, one, 80-years-old, who took City Boy for a ride. 

We had another couple who met us and interested in helping out at the ranch.  They came out to see us first thing Monday morning to sign up for a day at the ranch to give these animals some TLC. 

Jessie also sent a young lady, Michelle, our way that is a student to be a veterinarian.  She and the other students are looking for a place to do intern work with the animals.  We have gladly welcomed these students to come join us and be a part of the Domino Effect.  Michelle also arrived here Monday morning to meet us and start working with the horses.

Pastor Glenn and his wife Rita covered the area meeting and greeting everyone who came to see us and sharing God’s love.  Rita has a passion for people and really takes the time to get to know people and takes notes to follow up.  She fits her position well as a pastor’s wife, as she is great with the children, great with personal relations, and always there to give a helping hand.  Pastor Glenn has been such a blessing to so many and has earned great respect.  His love for God is genuine with great passion for his ministry. 

I have a great respect for Pastor Glenn with his ministry for the recovery program.  The love he has for these people and everyone around him is truly a gift from God.  The love he extends is contagious and spreads like wildfire throughout the ministry.  We are blessed to be a part of such a special family and we too are falling in love with each, individual and just thank God every day for sending us the “church unusual” to join us in our mission and us in theirs.

Saturday was a very prosperous day for God’s glory.  It was so nice to meet new faces here in the community and share these beautiful animals with them and showing God’s love. 

We invite you to join us again in 2 weeks, November 17th, same place, same time.  Bring the family for some FREE, Wholesome, Family Fun!!!

Dinelle Ashcraft

Domino Effect Rescue Ranch
“People Helping Animals Helping People”
Robert & Dinelle Ashcraft
10370 Snowbird Avenue
Weeki Wachee, Florida 34614
(352) 596-3104

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First off, I want to thank God for the window of opportunity that He granted us with and the ABSOLUTELY BLESSED DAY!!!

I want to thank the owners of High Octane for holding the benefit in our honor to recognize the horses in need here at the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch.  I also want to thank the Blackwater Jack for their excellent performance and for blessing us on this special day.  Thank you Roneka for the time you spent with organizing, advertising, putting the flyers together, and for making us feel welcome.

I want to thank Kim Dame for the ABSOLUTELY, AWESOME ARTICLE she wrote in the Hernando Today on behalf of the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch.  Once again, Kim presented a complete coverage from the vision that started the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch to introducing our future with Solid Rock Christian Ministries.  Kim gave us a plug in the article for the upcoming event at the High Octane for the following day.  Thank you Kim for taking the time to present the ranch in a positive light and for giving your support to us throughout the year.

http://www2.hernandotoday.com/news/hernando-news/2012/oct/20/hanewso1-ranch-reaches-out-ar-538857/

I want to thank Kimberly Young for her hard work and dedication to the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch to make this event such a success.  She and her sister Dawn found over 20 sponsors in the community to donate gift certificates for the raffle for family nights of bowling, the movies, restaurant certificates, and much more.  Kimberly and Dawn volunteered their time and put great effort in organizing the 50/50 and raffle table.  Thank you both!!!  Kimberly has been such a great asset to the Domino Effect through her dedication to the horses and the time she takes to come work with them by helping to evaluate and take them out to exercise. 

I want to thank Francine Riale, her daughter Serenity, and Ashley Peterson for their GREAT participation in helping Kimberly sell raffle and 50/50 tickets.  They too joined Kimberly on stage to pick the winning tickets.  We are so happy to have Ashley back to volunteer, as we have missed her over the past few months.  And I believe Miss Serenity is working her way up from the Domino Effect Poster Child to the Domino Effect Raffle Gyrl.  Both Serenity and Ashley have been volunteering with us for 2 years.

I want to thank Lisa Price for printing out 500 flyers and all of the 8 X 11 pictures for the displays.  She jumped on board, as a last minute request on Sunday, to help sign in the children for the horse rides.  Thank you so much Lisa for the great help you have extended to the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch in fostering 4 horses and much, much more that she provides to help in their care.

I want to thank Pastor Glenn & Rita for helping us organize our day, providing transportation, hay for the horses, drinks for the kids, ink for the printers, and sending in volunteers from Solid Rock to participate in the day. 

I want to thank John Killet for joining us at 8:00 in the morning to help Bob load the trucks and help him get set up at High Octane.  John is one of our board members and has been a good friend for 7 years.  We appreciate his dedication and his participation in every event we have held since we have opened the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch back in December 2009.

I want to thank Crystal and Dave who joined us to volunteer for the entire day from 8:00 in the morning until 10:00 at night to load, set up, give the kids rides all day long, and then help us pack up.  Crystal and Dave are from Solid Rock and will be coming along side of Bob and I to be a part of our ministry with the ranch.  We are very excited to be blessed with this couple and are excited about the future we will have with them working hand and hand for God’s glory.  Both Crystal and Dave have previous experience in working with horses and are excited to have the opportunity to work with us.

I want to thank Robyn and Daniel from Solid Rock for joining us for the day to help out in setting up, helping with the horses, and loading up at the end of the day.  Robyn and Daniel made about 200 sandwiches to hand out that day to the families that came to see the horses.  Robyn rode My Josie for the first time riding since her childhood.  She absolutely loved My Josie and we hope to take her out soon trail riding. 

I also want to add lastly, but absolutely NOT least, thank you Sharyl Ranchhand for your assistance in teaching us how to harness and drive Miss Goldie. She was absolutely stunning, as the pictures tell it how. Thank you so much for blessing us with your intruction and the use of your harness, so that we could share it with families in the community. She was amazing!!!

Pastor Bob and Maggie came out to join the fun and went for rides with Miss Goldie pulling the cart.  Leslie and Trevor came out with Moses to support us, along with Lisa Price and her family (HAPPY BIRTHDAY GABBY).  I finally met Karen Palmer after 2+ years of her supporting us on FB.  I also met Gloria Parker and Janet Holm.  We made many new friends and filled the house with supporters.  It was a GREAT fundraiser for the DERR and a very, fun-filled day with many great memories.  We look forward to many more events here in the near future.

AWESOME DAY, GREAT PICTURES, GREAT CAUSE

REWARDING FOR ALL………..THANK YOU JESUS!!!

 

Dinelle Ashcraft

 

Domino Effect Rescue Ranch
“People Helping Animals Helping People”
 
Robert & Dinelle Ashcraft
10370 Snowbird Avenue
Weeki Wachee, Florida 34614
(352) 596-3104      
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“A message from God”

Message from God

On this day of your life, Domino, we believe God wants you to know … that all is well.

What could you not accept, if you but knew that everything that happens, all events, past, present, and to come, are gently planned by One Whose only purpose is your good?

 

September 5, 2012

To everyone out there who does not know me personally, my name is Dinelle Ashcraft.  I have been employed with Orion Transcription for 6 years as a subcontractor working from home doing medical transcription.  Bob and I opened the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch in December 2009, and have been self supportive through my income alone to provide for these animals each month.  I have given every ounce of my income to this mission. 

Over this past year, medical transcription is very quickly changing over to voice recognition and becoming a dying trade.  because of this, we have lost huge medical groups who no longer need our services because they have switched over to the newest technology, voice recognition, and now compose their medical records in house without the need of an outside service.  This process started years ago, but has rapidly picked up speed most recently as more medical groups are making the switch.  Since January of this year my income has steadily taken a fall losing hundreds of dollars each month that I once used to make almost making it impossible to stay above water.

Today I noticed there were others in my medical pool doing my reports.  I called the owner of the company that I work for with no answer.  I checked my e-mail to find what I suspected, but certainly dreaded to ever see.  Below is the letter I received from my current employer.

Contract status‏

Orion Management

 

To Dinelle Ashcraft

 

Dinelle –

 

This is a hard email to write because it means things are bad.  You have always been a dedicated contractor and have provided Orion with your services for years.  With all the loss of work, this is what my (small now) pool of MTs has become – all worth a lot to me and Orion.  However, we have lost so much work, that I cannot keep everyone busy.  I am having to let MTs know that I cannot currently continue to contract with them for their transcription services.  I have done this thus far over the past several months with probably 15-20 MTs. 

Unfortunately, now I am having to do it with some that I really, really hate to lose.  At this point, I have to give you a two-week notice on continuing your current contract with Orion.  During the two weeks, you can certainly work as much as you would like, but the work will be pooled with some other MTs.  If you choose not to accept this offer or find work elsewhere in the meantime, please let us know.

 

I am very sorry to do this, but we have hit hard times and I just don’t know what will ultimately come of it.  All we can do is try to hang on and hope that the other side of all the EMR implementations will be decisions to use regular transcription for some portion of a patient’s note.  If anything changes for us in the future, know I will certainly contact you – if you are still available to work for us.  In the meantime, I would like to recommend to you Allegiant Transcription Services, Professional Dictation Associates, Lee Perfect Transcription, and On-Time Transcription, who are all Emdat transcription companies.  I will certainly provide you with an excellent recommendation.

 

Regretfully,

Darlene Duerr

 

MT SUPPORT DESK

Orion Transcription Services, Inc.

(256) 417-6796

As a Christian, I trust that God will provide.  I do know that now I must find sponsors or something very quickly to supplement our income. 

If you can help us out with a one-time gift or pledge to sponsor the animals with a monthly donation that would be GREAT. 

If you can donate directly to our feed store to help provide feed, this most definitely would be awesome. 

Wagon Wheel Feed:  352-799-8002

If you have fundraising ideas that you can pass on to help us raise money, this too would be very beneficial.

If you have items to donate to our store that would help in raising funds for the ranch, please contact me.

If you are a local business and would be willing to do a benefit for our rescue or allow us to set up and give rides to the public at your place of business, please contact us.

If you are an individual who would like to hire the Domino Effect to come out and give horse rides and set up a petting zoo for your special event, please contact us. 

If your organization would like to hire us for your fall festival, please contact us. 

I will press forward and look to replace my income, either through scheduling us for events to raise money for the ranch or look for employment outside of the ranch.  Please contact us with your ideas.  We are open for your ideas. 

Thank you and God Bless you all for your support!!!

Dinelle Ashcraft

Domino Effect Rescue Ranch
“People Helping Animals Helping People”
 
Robert & Dinelle Ashcraft
10370 Snowbird Avenue
Weeki Wachee, Florida 34614
352-596-3104.

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PRAISE REPORT #5

Most blessings come in disguise and are not in $$$ dollar signs, but can be just as beneficial.  Bob received a phone call Saturday from a rescue in the panhandle of Florida.  She explained to Bob that she was paying $50…

0 to a transport company to come down to TROT in Tampa, Florida to pick up just 1 paint Thoroughbred.  She told Bob that regardless if she picks up 1 horse or 4 horses it still cost her a $500 trip visit to have these horses transported.  Her question to Bob is if we were overloaded and needed a relief.  She said that they rescue and rehabilitate Thoroughbreds.  Bob told her that he had 3 Thoroughbreds that he could indeed use her help with and this would be a great help in relieving some of the pressure here. 

On Monday afternoon, the transport came to the Domino Effect Rescue Ranch and picked up Jack, Jill, and Robyn to join this rescue in the panhandle. 

Through networking our pictures back and forth with this other rescue, we have already found placement for Jack & Jill to be re-homed together up there in North Florida through friends of this rescue.  Robyn will also receive the medical attention she needs with the arthritis in her knee.  This rescue will continue to keep us updated on their progress, as they have already done so after their arrival. 

Sometimes we pray for those to donate and adoptions to come, so that we can cover our financial obligations here at the ranch.  But sometimes, God works in His way on His timing, but always the precise timing.  We didn’t finish Jack, Jill, and Robyn’s rehabilitation like we would have liked to have done, but God knew we needed a financial relief and time to regroup.  Never doubt the hand of God, as He always knows what is best.  Blessings come in all shapes and form.

And PRAISE REPORT #6:

Over the weekend we raised $170 towards the hay & feed fund.  As a rescue, we have always been in the RED!!!  But it is never about the money, it is about saving the animals, giving the best that we have, and giving back to the community.  God will provide the rest- GUARANTEED!!!  A GREAT BIG THANKS goes out to everyone who has given towards the support of our mission in helping these animals.  Some donations are posted annonymous to the public, but we know and God knows who you are.  God promises his people that He will bless the giver.  Test God with your giving and see for yourself, He has never failed me yet!!!

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“It takes ALOT OF LOVE to fill in the cracks of these ribs and round out the body to fill in that topline across their back.    We have OVEREXCEEDED our limits months ago.  We find ourselves in this situation getting deeper and deeper as so many horses need us right now and we cannot close the door …

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Dinelle Ashcraft

Domino Effect Rescue Ranch
“People Helping Animals Helping People”
 
Robert & Dinelle Ashcraft
10370 Snowbird Avenue
Weeki Wachee, Florida 34614
352-596-3104.

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