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!
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.
Family Friendly event so plan to bring the whole crew.
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
*Chaplains are the go-to person when someone has a problem. They are the only ones perceived as offering real confidentiality, available 24-7. They are also non-combatants. In other words they can’t defend themselves under attack.
*Military chaplains provide spiritual support to soldiers, both in a deployed environment and back at home. They are part of a support network for soldiers going through a hard time or just needing someone to share their thoughts or concerns.
He was the only man on his landing craft to come ashore at Omaha Beach with no “visible” weapons to protect himself. But that didn’t stop this chaplain from being the first man out of his boat.