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The women’s ministry of Peterson Outdoors Ministries considers it an honor and a privilege to serve alongside of POM preparing for and ministering to our participants and their families. As an auxiliary group of this ministry we provide much needed services and support that we as women are uniquely gifted to give.
Some of these areas include: military wife and family support, administrative office support, food preparation and meal planning, set up and clean up coordination, upkeep of Lodge and Guesthouse coordination, and decorating for events.
W.O.H. meet monthly for a time of fellowship and ministry to one another, and to pray over the ministry and all that pertains to the effectiveness of POM. For more information or meeting time and location contact POM Women's Ministry Coordinator.
“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness. She carefully watches everything in her household and suffers nothing from laziness…….. There are many virtuous women in the world, but you surpass them all!”
Proverbs 31: 25-27, 29
For more information about becoming involved in the Women's Ministry contact
Maura Renfro: 417-389-0596
P.O.M. is expanding our outreach through additional outdoor opportunities within the P.O.M. Women of Hope Ministry!
G.I.G. will be providing ministry opportunities to female veterans as well as female youth and adults with physical disabilities or terminal illness through outdoor recreational therapy and one on one ministry opportunities in the outdoors! This is a very much needed aspect of our ministry as there are so many female veterans and women with physical disabilities or terminal illness needing the healing, Hope, and restoration that comes when you combine a love for Jesus Christ with a passion for the outdoors! It’s therapeutic!
Please contact Maura Renfro for exciting details of how you can get involved!
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To Learn More Contact:
Maura Renfro ~ 417-389-0596
There is no cost to the Veterans,
this is our way of expressing appreciation for the selfless sacrifices they and their families have made for our precious freedom! If you are a veteran, or you know a veteran that you would like to signup on behalf of, please click below to apply to participate in one of our events.
The Ladies of G.I.G. are excited to once again pursue the elusive whitetail during this years Female Veteran Crossbow Hunt, slated for October 22nd-25th 2020
this is just another monumental step forward for the ministries of POM as we continue to pursue the heart of God through all we offer in hopes of ministering to those in need.
POM Women of Hope and G.I.G. leaders and volunteers Teresa Little, Tangie Beard, and Maura Butler along with our Female Veteran participant getting ready for this springs Turkey Hunt!
Beautiful hand made quilt being presented to our Veteran by G.i.G. ministry leader Tangie Beard
Beautiful Photo taken from the Lodge balcony looking out over Lake of Hope while our participant and volunteer try a little fishing.
Veteran and Volunteer
friendships that last forever!
G.I.G Ladies Outreach were at it again as they joined the Wings of Hope Duck Hunt at Lodge of Hope guiding a female Veteran who served in Law Enforcement as well. From the looks of things they enjoyed their time in the Duck Blind!
On October 25th through 27th of 2019, Peterson Outdoors Ministries held their first annual female veteran crossbow deer hunt. This is the only event of it’s kind in the area. The Ladies G.I.G. (Growing in God) group of women are committed to sharing the love of Christ with others by using God’s great outdoors to open up opportunities to help veterans and others with disabilities or severe illnesses.
As with any POM event, the hunt is secondary. Our goal is always to bring hope and share the message of Christ to those who may not know Him.
There were two veteran hunters in attendance. One, Cheryl Case, is from the northwestern part of Missouri and the other, Jenifer Mann, is from Oklahoma. They both served in the Army.
This event was an all female event and five women volunteer guides helped with the hunt. There were many other volunteers who helped make this event happen!
There are so many things that happen during an event. The actual hunting part is only a small portion of the weekend. The hunters came in on Friday afternoon and stayed through noon on Sunday. When they arrived we had them sight in their crossbows and then enjoyed and evening of food, fellowship and devotion time. Connecting with the veterans and getting to know them is an important part of each event. Staying up late and visiting is always part of the fun. Saturday morning we were up early to enjoy breakfast and prayer time before heading to the blinds. In the blinds we are able to connect more with the participants. Neither hunter took a deer that morning so it was back to the lodge for lunch and more fellowship time.
Saturday afternoon we headed back out to try again. One of the hunters was able to connect with an 8-point buck that evening, which led to an evening of cleaning the deer.
Later in the evening, we had one lady give her life to Christ, which was an amazing part of the weekend.
Sunday morning came early and the decision was made to not hunt on Sunday morning. We had Sunday worship and a short message to start the day, followed by a delicious brunch put together by some of the ladies from the POM Women’s Ministry. Then, to cap off the weekend, we had the blessing of going to the beach area and baptizing our friend who gave her life to Christ the night before.
That is what this ministry is all about. It’s never about the hunt. The hunt is just a tool to spread the love of Jesus. We are here to support, love and serve those who have served.
This is just one of the many types of activities that the Ladies G.I.G. has available to female veterans.
The dates have already been set for the 2020 hunt. If you are a female veteran and are interested in the crossbow hunt or another type of outdoor activity, please contact Tron Peterson and he will get you in touch with one of our female G.I.G. leaders.
If you are interested in donating to help POM continue to serve those who have served please locate the donate button on this website. Thank you for your support!
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.......... First ever Ladies Hunt and BBD!!!!!!!