CARI HORSEY

 
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What is one of your favorite aspects of God?

God is my refuge and Strength and my Lord and Savior. He is the one I look to to guide me in all aspects of my life, but more than anything I Love Him for Giving His life so that I can have eternal life.

What made you want to get involved with Holy Spirit Ranch Ministries?

My husband Richard and I were members of the same church in Woodstock, GA with Pastor Joe and Virginia, we also served together as teachers at Kids Bible Clubs ministries together. When Pastor Joe and Virginia opened the Holy Spirit Ranch Ministry in Jasper to children, Richard and I assisted as counselors and cooks. After a few years we were called by God to leave our regular church and go with Joe & Virginia to Atlanta, and Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to bring the Gospel to the homeless and individuals who are marginalized and never attend church.

FUN FACT: Cari used to be a paratrooper in the US Army.

 

TY YOSHIMURA

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What is one of your favorite aspects of God?

My favorite aspect is that God is love, and He allows me to bring that love to others.  Also, it is very exciting that I can see His detailed involvement in my life more and more as I get more and more focused on what He wants to do.  

 

What made you want to get involved with Holy Spirit Ranch Ministries?

I met Pastor Joe and his original team just after they had gotten started with the Sunday street church in Woodruff Park.  They were a great group, full of love, compassion, and commitment, and they were doing what I believed I was supposed to be doing, so I started trying to come every week.  My involvement increased over the years, and now we are going on overseas trips together and seeing great things happen.

FUN FACT: In college, ty won a few video game tournaments playing asteroids and space invaders.

VIRGINIA BETTS

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What is one of your favorite aspects of God?

God, to me, is love, compassion, grace. He’s all the names that He’s called, to me.

What made you want to get involved with Holy Spirit Ranch Ministries?

Before I started doing this, my girlfriend Connie and I were taking care of children in Woodstock, GA, taking them in and providing for them. When my husband Joseph first wanted to do this, I didn’t want to because I wanted to continue my work with the children in Woodstock. But God spoke to me one day and told me I had to move with my husband and do what he was doing, 6 months after he moved up to Jasper to start Holy Spirit Ranch. Once I moved up to Jasper with Joseph, God showed me that I could use our new land to bring kids from all over Georgia to a safe and beautiful place, therefore starting our camps. It turned into a ministry that I loved just as much as the ministry I was doing in Woodstock, and it is amazing how far God has brought the ministry after all this time. We went from doing camps, to a worldwide ministry.

FUN FACT: Virginia loves dancing for the Lord.

 
 

PASTOR JOSEPH BETTS

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What is one of your favorite aspects of God?

God let me live knowing that someday I would believe in His Son. His mercy and forgiveness to me is truly hard to understand. I am a loyal soldier, willing to serve my Lord ‘til the day that He comes back for me.

What made you want to get involved with Holy Spirit Ranch Ministries?

The Holy Spirit spoke to me in 2003 to found Holy Spirit Ranch Ministries, and what an amazing, exciting, rewarding and sometimes difficult journey this has been. When I got saved in 1997, the Spirit of Christ took residence in this old dirt bag and cleaned me up and empowered me and implanted in me His love for hurting and lost people. Even after all the successes and victories, I feel like we’re just getting started.

FUN FACT: Pastor JOe lived on a boat for a year on long island and loved it. and Dogs like to kiss Him. 

 

Baylee Corbett

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What is one of your favorite aspects of God?

One of my favorites is how fun He is. He created pufferfish, the color pink, popcorn, our unique laughs...how could life with Him not be fun? He invented it.

What made you want to get involved with Holy Spirit Ranch Ministries?

When I first met the Holy Spirit Ranch Ministries Team, I knew right away that it was a special organization. Even in my interview process, they encouraged me in my faith and inspired me to pursue God further. After several months following my first meeting with them, God’s timing aligned perfectly to have me start working for the ministry, and it has become my family. An organization that can work, pray and laugh together is a blessing that I am so grateful for.

FUN FACT: Baylee's favorite animal is a fish.