It's Simple! Love. Serve. Grow.
Welcome, and thank you for visiting Pine Ridge Ministries online. Whether you live in or near beautiful Crook County, Wyoming or if you are traveling through (perhaps on your way to Devils Tower National Monument) and are looking to encounter God, you may have just found what you are looking for! We invite you to browse through our website and explore the opportunities through Pine Ridge Ministries that may just help you to encounter the living God - perhaps through His creation, or His Word, or His people...
Simple Country Family
When sharing in life and fellowship with the people of Pine Ridge Ministries, you will experience a genuine sense of family, a basic sense of what it means to be country, and an intentional simplicity. At Pine Ridge Ministries, we are committed to being a simple community of faith learning to love and serve God and neighbor while growing together, through the Holy Spirit as one body of Christ. It is our prayer that each and every person at Pine Ridge Ministries has a sense of belonging and being loved just as they are.
From Pastor Shayla...
"I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry."
Psalm 40:1, NIV
This plant seemed to not be growing. For more than two months I waited for it to look differently. It appeared as though nothing was happening. No, it didn't seem to be dying - but it wasn't growing either. As I had been contemplating throwing it out, I looked carefully at it one day. The top of it looked a little bit different. Perhaps something was happening. Perhaps it was growing.
Since that day, it has clearly sprouted a new leaf and is obviously growing. Perhaps it was deepening its roots. Perhaps it was building up something inside. I don't know. I am not a plant and I am not a plant expert either. I cannot pretend to know what was happening. I only know that it wasn't growing and now it is.
Are you in a season of waiting on the Lord? Does it seem as though nothing is happening? Your prayers haven't been answered. Your situation hasn't changed one bit.
The truth is, God IS at work. God IS hearing your prayers. God IS brining about His holy purposes in your life and in others. The Psalmist says it clearly, "I waited patiently for the Lord..." And the Psalmist goes on to recount the ways that God has been at work and the ways in which he is confident that God is still at work. And the Psalmist declares that God is his helper and he will contiinue to praise God and trust God.
No, you can't see how God is at work in this very moment. It might be like my plant that seemed not to be growing. But rest in the fact that God has always been faithful. God is faithful in today. And God will always be faithful. Trust God that even though you cannot see His work, He is doing beautiful things.
With Love in Christ,