Peterson Outdoors Ministries' (POM) mission is to provide faith based outdoor recreational therapy for injured and recovering Veterans, and their families, as well as youth and adults with disabilities or terminal illness.
Peterson Outdoors Ministries is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization with a governing board of directors. It was founded in 2006 to provide hope, healing, and restoration for Veterans, and their families, as well as those with disabilities and serious illness. With an emphasis on Veterans, and those with disabilities, Peterson Outdoors Ministries has expanded its outreach to include Military Chaplains, Gold Star and Blue Star Families, First Responders, and Police Officers.
POM's recreational therapy has been expanding to the following states: Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Tennessee and to the Countries of Canada, Africa, and the UK.
Thousands of Veterans, family members, Military Chaplains, First Responders and those with disabilities or life-threatening illnesses, have been helped from over 30 states and 2 countries.
Over three dozen Veteran suicides have been prevented that we know of, and many more have been prevented through our support programs and partners. Many Veterans, and those with disabilities, have returned to volunteer throughout the years which is a testimony to the organizations success.
The Lodge of Hope, another tool of Peterson Outdoors Ministries, is a 7,000 sq. ft. disabled accessible lodge located on 200 acres in Missouri, with a 35 acre private lake. Lodge of Hope is the headquarters of Peterson Outdoors Ministries and serves as a year-round retreat center where Veterans, and those with disabilities, can come and partake in therapeutic outdoor activities such as deer, turkey, and waterfowl hunting, as well as fishing, boating, kayaking, nature walks, and more! All of this is designed to bring hope, restoration, and renewal for those who come to The Lodge of HOPE!
As our Nation and States and Cities begin to surface following the storm of COVID-19 we as a ministry are beginning to emerge as well. We have managed to accomplish several small scale ministry events throughout this time of Social Distancing and quarentine, many lives have been affected and many ministered to through small turkey hunts, fishing adventures as well as simple ministry contact with our family.
As we push forward we will begin to expand our efforts of outreach and will pick up where we left off with planning for many upcoming events including our Banquet and Festival slated for later this fall.
several events may appear suddenly as we are allowed to expand our socializing, so stay tuned for things to come and be ready to jump on board with us as we press on toward the goal. Thank you for your prayer and your continued support of this ministry, through you we can make a difference in the lives of those in need.
Thank you,Tron Peterson
POM Board of Directors
Chris (Buster) Holzer
POM Prayer Team Coordinator
POM Board Chaplain
332321 E 740 RdPerkins OK 74059
POM Board has implemented a security feature to the property at Lodge of Hope, please help us keep track of all access by checking in via text or call to one of the phone numbers listed on the sign prior to accessing property.
All property access and use must fit within the scope of the POM mission as described in our
Policies and Procedures .
The POM Board along with our Lake of Hope management team have determined and implemented the shown guidelines for catch and release as well as keep and clean fish limits and sizes. These efforts will help us manage our resources to allow quality fishing for years to come. There is also a log book located on sight to record the days fishing conditions as well as success to help in our lake and fisheries management process.
If you are a First Responder this event is designed specifically for you!
Peterson Outdoors Ministries would like to show our appreciation for your service to our communities and States where you serve.
There will be multiple stations to show off your skills or simply just relax and have some fun!
Lunch is on us as well and we would love for you to bring the family and enjoy our beautiful facility and grounds at Lodge of Hope.
If you know a First Responder that would enjoy this event, please share with them the info and invite them to join us.
Postponed until further Notice!
We will Reschedule for a later Date
Veteran and his son spending the day on the water at Peterson Outdoors Ministries Lake of Hope
Veteran and POM Volunteer guiding a fellow Veteran and his son at Lake of Hope, ministry in the midst of chaos "as Iron sharpens Iron so one man sharpens another"!
Saturday September 12th at Fairview Christian Church located in Carthage Missouri
Doors open at 4:00 pm and Auction ends at 8:00 pm
Silent Auction, Dinner, Live Auction
Great Auction items and Awesome Catered Dinner
If you are interested in sponsoring a table or becoming a T-Shirt sponsor contact
Mikey Robertson (417) 437-2435 or Tron Peterson (417) 529-0115
All proceeds go toward supporting Peterson Outdoors Ministries