“A child is born to us! A son is given to us! And He will be our ruler


“A child is born to us! A son is given to us! And He will be our ruler
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Photo by Greg Westfall
“A child is born to us! A son is given to us! And He will be our ruler, He will be
called, “Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.”
Isaiah 9:6 GNB
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december 2015
Editors: Lynne Schricker & Linda Scholtz
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National Finals Bound
with Isaac Diaz
God has a sense of humor and has a
way of keeping you humble on the way
to the NFR.
Kid’s Corral
“Today in the town of David a
Savior has been born to you; he is the
Messiah, the Lord.” Luke 2:11
A Western Woman’s Heart:
By Robin Reinhold
Prepare for Eternity
Be an ultimate prepper…
Spotlight On Youth:
By Rachel Reinhold
Interview with Darian Roghair
I can remember when I was three years
old I realized my need for a Savior.
10 Bible
By Mike Shields, Sr.
Christmas with Ornery People
Christmas is all about relationships.
Down the Road:
By John Kissell
There Was A Plan
The plan did not stop there...
You will read the testimony of a
National Finals Rodeo contender,
Isaac Diaz, who will be competing
in the Saddle Bronc Riding. Isaac
along with many of his rodeo competitors will be celebrating the birth
of Christ this Christmas. Christmas
reminds us each year of the most
precious gift of all…..the gift of
salvation for each and every one.
Isaac Diaz
Events: Saddle Bronc Riding Born: 9/15/1986 Davie, Fla.
Joined PRCA: 2006 PRCA Career Earnings: $756,127.00
World Titles Won: 0 WNFR Qualifications: 5 (2007, 2009,
2012-13, 2015) Current Residence: Desdemona, Texas
2015 world standings place: 4th 2015 earnings: $103,566
Tour Finale titles: 1 (2009) Tour Finale qualifications: 4
(2007, 2009, 2012-13) RNCFR qualifications: 1 (2008)
Education: Vernon (Texas) College, associate degree; Tarleton State University (Stephenville, Texas)
2015 Highlights
• Won the Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup Rodeo
• Won the Horse Heaven Round-Up (Kennewick, Wash.)
• Won the Austin Co. Fair & Rodeo (Bellville, Texas)
• Won the Santa Rosa Roundup (Vernon, Texas)
• Won the XIT Rodeo & Reunion (Dalhart, Texas)
• Won the Angelina County Benefit Rodeo (Lufkin, Texas)
• Won the Longview (Texas) PRCA Rodeo
• Won the Big Spring (Texas) Cowboy Reunion & Rodeo
• Won the Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series
• Co-champion at the Greeley (Colo.) Stampede
• Co-champion at the Missoula (Mont.) Stampede
• Co-champion at the West of the Pecos Rodeo (Pecos, Texas)
• Co-champion at the Buc Days Pro Rodeo (Corpus Christi, Texas)
• Co-champion at the Pasadena (Texas) Livestock Show & Rodeo
• Co-champion at the Bandera (Texas) ProRodeo
• Co-champion at the Gladewater (Texas) Round-Up Rodeo
National Finals Bound
Isaac Diaz Testimony
By Linda Scholtz
y wife Britany
and I live in
Desdemona, TX.
We met at the San Antonio PRCA
Rodeo. I was raised in Davie, FL
and Britany was raised in Solen,
ND. My wife, (formerly Fleck)
has been to the NFR twice in the
barrel racing.
Career Highlights
• 2014: Won the Sundre (Alberta) ProRodeo; the Crooked River Roundup
(Prineville, Ore.) and the Canby (Ore.) Rodeo. Co-champion at the Sisters (Ore.)
Rodeo; the Will Rogers Stampede (Claremore, Okla.) and the San Luis Valley
Ski-Hi Stampede (Monte Vista, Colo.). Finished 20th in the world standings with
• 2013: Placed in two rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo; finished
10th in the world standings with $107,388. Won the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo; the Pasadena (Texas) Livestock Show & Rodeo; the PRCA Stampede
Rodeo (Athens, Texas) and the Land Rush ProRodeo (Beggs, Okla.).
Co-champion at the Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo
• 2012: Placed in four rounds of the Wrangler NFR, including a third-place
finish in Round 10 on Andrews Rodeo’s Lock N Load. Finished 10th
in the world standings with $91,774. Won the Lawton (Okla.) Rangers
Rodeo; the Moses Lake (Wash.) Round-Up; the Henderson County PRCA
Stampede (Athens, Texas); the Bennington (Kan.) PRCA Rodeo and the
Cedar City (Utah) PRCA Championship Rodeo. Co-champion at the Cody
(Wyo.) Stampede; at Rodeo Austin; the Old Fort Days Rodeo (Fort Smith,
Ark.) and the Rodeo of the Ozarks (Springdale, Ark.)
• 2011: Co-champion at the Okeechobee (Fla.) Cattelemen’s Spring Rodeo;
finished 41st in the world standings with $18,477
• 2010: Won the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede; the Medicine Hat (Alberta)
Stampede and the Field of Dreams Stampede (La Crete, Alberta); co-champion at the Canby (Ore.) Rodeo. Suffered a fractured vertebra in a college rodeo
and missed a month of the season; finished 21st in the world standings with
• 2009: Placed in four rounds of the Wrangler NFR; finished 11th in the world
standings with earnings of $105,144 Won the Oakdale (Calif.) Saddle Club
Rodeo; the Jackson County (Tenn.) Pro Rodeo; the Justin Boots Championships
(Omaha, Neb.), and the Sonora (Texas) Outlaw Pro Rodeo; co-champion at the
Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Lovington, N.M.)
• 2008: Won the St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo; the Los Fresnos (Texas) PRCA Rodeo;
the Eastland County Rodeo (Ranger, Texas); the Helotes (Texas) Festival Association Rodeo; the North Texas State Fair & Rodeo (Denton, Texas); the Cowboy
Capital of the World Pro Rodeo (Stephenville, Texas); the Johnson County
Sheriff’s Rodeo (Cleburne, Texas) and the Great Plains Stampede Rodeo (Altus,
Okla.) ; co-champion at the New Mexico Stampede (Rio Rancho). Finished 18th
in the world standings with $55,946
• 2007: Placed in five of 10 rounds at the Wrangler NFR to finish third in the
average and eighth in the final world standings with $123,270. Co-champion of
the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo
and the Greeley (Colo.) Independence Stampede. Won the Gladewater (Texas)
Roundup Rodeo and the Dodge Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo (Waco); co-champion at the Rowell Ranch Rodeo (Hayward, Calif.)
• 2006: Finished 40th in the final standings with $23,393
I accepted Christ when I was very
young but as I got into my last
couple years of high school I started
to turn my back on Him. I rededicated my life to Him in January of
2014. What caused me to open my
eyes was spending two weeks in the
Guymon, Oklahoma jail for getting
a DUI. All I took with me in there
was my Bible and Joyce Meyers book “Battlefield of the
Mind.” I prayed for years
that God would make
it obvious when I
needed to stop
living the way I
was and to follow Him, and
that’s exactly
what He did.
a n d Is
Three-time Florida state high school saddle bronc riding champion, 2003-05.
National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association co-champion in the saddle bronc
riding competing for Tarleton State University, 2010.
5-11, 175 … Wife, Britany Fleck (married Nov. 1, 2013), is a top WPRA
barrel racer, who qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2011
and 2014 … Nicknamed “Ike” ... Homeschooled from elementary school
level all the way through high school ... Roomed with 2008 World Champion
Bareback Rider Justin McDaniel at Vernon College.
Isaac’s chaps with his favorite verse, Proverbs 27:17.
Photo Courtesy of PRCA, Photo by Mike Copeman
Britany was raised Catholic, and
accepted Christ as her Lord and
Savior in the spring of 2014.
We have a 12 year old blue healer
dog that we call our daughter, her
name is Sadie.
I grew up idolizing Mike Fletcher
who was a seven time southeastern
saddle bronc champ and and IPRA
world champion in 1983. Mike is
also a preacher and leads a cowboy
church in Mineola, Texas called
Spur On Ministries. I grew up calling him Uncle Fletch cause he was
like an uncle to me. I credit most of
my rodeo accomplishments to him.
He is a great bronc rider and he uses
the success that God gave him in
rodeo to reach the hearts of unbelievers. I also attended two Etbauer
schools that helped me a lot. I now
compete in Saddle Bronc riding and
team rope a little in my spare time.
God has a sense of humor and has a
way of keeping you humble on the
way to the NFR. Several years ago I
was at a rodeo in Marianna Florida
and it was freezing cold and raining
and the arena was a foot deep in mud
and my friend Bill told me, “Isaac,
it sure is muddy out there,” and was
kinda chuckling when he said it. I
popped off and said back, “The only
thing that’s gonna get muddy on me
is my boots, Bill.” Well, as soon as
the gate opened my horse rared out
and fell broadside and soaked me
from head to toe in mud. I learned
right there that God has His little
ways of keeping us humble.
Diaz Family Photo
I have also seen many times how He
orders our steps and also has His hand
on our family and every situation we
face. My parents have been trying for
the last eight years to get my dad’s job
to transfer him to Texas somewhere
close to me and Britany. They have
prayed over and over that God would
get them the transfer. It seemed like every time it would look
it’s just not always as quick as we would hope. But that’s what
promising, the door would shut and the transfer wouldn’t go
makes it His plan, and not ours.
through for ridiculous reasons. My parents finally decided that
God was telling them He wanted them to stay in Florida and
My favorite verse is Proverbs 27:17. “As iron sharpens iron,
they stopped pursuing the transfer. After about a year or so,
so one man sharpens another.” This verse can be used in
they felt like God was telling
many different aspects of life
Britany and Isaac Diaz
them to try just one more
and it encourages me to study
time, so they put in for the
the Word of God harder and
transfer, not really expecting
keep my knowledge of the
anything to happen. Not even
Word sharp so that I will never
a week went by and dad remiss an opportunity to sharpen
ceived an email saying that not
others in their time of need.
only did he get a transfer but
Also, the book by Joyce Meyers
he got one to the exact town,
“Battlefield of the Mind” has
for the exact position they
helped me focus better when I
were hoping for, and he had
was reading the Word. It helps
one month to get out to Texas
me keep focused on what train
to start his new job. After God
of thought to approach every
opened that door, He’s been
day with, and to not fall short
opening many doors for them
of the Godly stature we are
since, leaving no doubt that
expected to uphold. I also love
they are doing exactly what
to listen to “God’s Not Dead”
He wants. They just closed on
by Newsboys. We as believers
their beautiful new home last
need to share that Word with
Friday. God always has a plan,
as many people as we can.
Diaz Family Photo