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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Christianity, Religion

Mission: Beautiful Brokenness is a non-denominational, 501(c)3 organization which exists to communicate the rescue, redemption, and reconciliation of man by God. Beautiful Brokenness incorporates rescued horses as a tangible metaphor of God’s heart and desire for relationship. Beautiful Brokenness is committed to demonstrating and teaching the believer’s vital union and utter dependence upon Jesus ~ the only source of Life.

Target demographics: Women and youth

Direct beneficiaries per year: 25 adults, 12 youth.

Geographic areas served: Beautiful Brokenness provides a contemporary Shepherd/sheep metaphor for youth and women.

Programs: Mentoring, Life coaching, and online classes.

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

Beautiful Brokenness Ministry truly has been life changing for me. The picture of brokenness Katy uses to show us how much God loves us truly opened my heart and mind to seeing God's love for me in a way life never before. I wish everyone could see the presentation live and in person. I highly recommend it to anyone, especially young women.

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KatyPistole Thank you! Our heart's desire here at Beautiful Brokenness, is to provide a living picture of God's heart and provision FOR His beloved. Rescued! Redeemed! Reconciled!

Donor

Rating: 5

Katie listens to the words of her clients and also their hearts. She is gifted in the ability to respond in love and truth in a unique way. I've become a donor because I have attended her women's events and have been encouraged and see who I am in Christ with more clarity and joy. I have had much sadness in my life... and like Scooter, find it hard to trust. When Katie invites Scooter to come close to her so she can get on his back, I know it is the same with my God. He motions to me... so I can get on His back. Katie doesn't "control" nor "force" her horses... she enjoys them for who they are. And that is also how God sees me.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've learned so much about Natural Horsemanship through this ministry, and it has really improved my relationship with my little mare, Remy. But the spiritual truths I've experienced in a new way are even more important. I'm a visual learner: through the ministry of Beautiful Brokenness, I've not only learned about Scriptural truths and principles - I've seen them. I've seen the relationship God desires to have with each of His children illustrated through Scooter's relationship with Katy. I've seen the Lord's vast love and tender care for me represented through Katy's affection and care for Scooter. I've learned leadership and relational skills and principles.

Every time I left after spending time with Katy and the horses from Beautiful Brokenness, I had received a new nugget of truth, word of wisdom, or powerful illustration to mull over, meditate on, or ponder. As I told my mom soon after I got involved with the ministry: "Every time Katy opens her mouth, some incredible truth comes out!" God has truly gifted Katy with the ability to recognize and communicate such amazing parallels between our relationships with our horses and His relationship with us.

The ministry's core message of identity - who we are to and in Christ, and who He is to and through us - is so relevant and is sorely needed by today's girls, who are being fed so many lies by our culture! They desperately need the falsehoods they've been believing, about God and themselves, to be broken down by Truth! And when truth is communicated in such a unique way, using those beautiful, majestic creatures that almost all girls are magnetically drawn to, it is doubly effective and can soften even the hardest of hearts.

God has used Beautiful Brokenness to deepen my understanding of and relationship with Him, and I'm excited to see the ministry continue to grow and expand so that it can touch even more lives!

Donor

Rating: 5

Katy and her horse, Scooter are the epitome of trust. It amazes me how they work and understand each other by touch.
Katy is such a gentle person in character and knowledgable in God's love and forgiveness.
It has been a blessing to know Katy and her work.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My grand daughter, was broken when she came to live with us. She had been once again rejected by another mom. Her dad was in Iraq fighting a war. Through loving the horse and caring for it, all the anger, hurt, rejection and fear that God would reject her too was lifted. Katie showed her God's unconditional love and acceptance.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I enjoy giving to organizations that share Jesus while helping others. Beautiful Brokenness made it to the seven I support, because I've seen Katy's love for Jesus shine from her as she loves others (and horses) and because I experienced a nudge from God to support her fresh, growing ministry.

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KatyPistole 03/22/2017

Thank you! We are so grateful for your prayers and support!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Katie and Scooter have the offer the most unique experiences with God possible. Once you see them in action, Beautiful Brokenness is exactly what you are looking for girls and young women to experience learning about God. I love the way that Katie and God interact in everything from rescue, Redemption and Reconciliation. I very special mission that I truly support.

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KatyPistole 03/22/2017

Thank you Shirley!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter had the truly unique opportunity to spend time working with Katie in Beautiful Broken Ministries. As time passed I began to see that Katie makes connections in unexpected ways. Her gentle approach with those around her, both human and equine, is disarming in a way that allowed my daughter to grow in ways that I could have never anticipated. What happens at Beautiful Brokenness isn't magic, but it sure feels that way sometimes. It is something that is difficult to explain and can probably only be understood by experiencing Katie's very special message in person.

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KatyPistole 03/22/2017

Thank you Patrick!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Katy and Beautiful Brokenness Ministry is top notch. The love of our Lord Jesus and the love of his creations and how Katy's soft tenderness of love is around all that know her. Her horses, Scooter in particular, he was so broken and now he is so precious, trusting, loving to all that meet him. The seminar/clinics where Katy shares her love and knowledge is precious to everyone that attends. She demonstrates such a beautiful picture of healing. I am so grateful to know Katy and witness her ministry with the horses and people. Keep spreading the word Katy!

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KatyPistole 03/22/2017

Thank you Robin! Hope to see you and the Sheriff soon!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Little did I know when Katy and I became friends that I would be the recipient of her unique ministry, Beautiful Brokenness! My background isn't much different from then many of you out there, but I can tell you, it was through her ministry that I truly found myself. I experienced healing on a level that no other therapist or councilor I'd ever seen had been able to achieve with me, a lasting healing, one where I for the first time experienced peace that continues to this day! Katy uses the relationship with horses to effectively demonstrate our relationship with our Heavenly Father. I will be forever grateful for all that she has shown me through this unique ministry!! Thank You Katy for helping me to truly enjoy my life.

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KatyPistole 03/22/2017

Thank you so much Kim!

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

The first thing I noticed when I drove up to the farm was the peaceful expression on the horses. Scooter and Dreamsicle were both loose in the yard. They were neither trying to get away (from annoyance, boredom, or fear) nor were they rudely walking over people like spoiled pets. Instead, they were simply hanging out with us like fellow members of a happy herd.
Over the next several months of working with the horses of Beautiful Brokenness, I came to learn a lot of things about myself -- my strengths and weaknesses and how to work with them. And Katy was always around with a gentle, easy-to-learn lesson about God and His awesome love for us. I would recommend this ministry to anyone.

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KatyPistole 03/22/2017

Thank you Esther! You are a joy!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Katy and Beautiful Brokenness are such a beautiful picture of redemption and healing. We are so grateful to Katy and her ministry. Our daughter came from a very difficult situation at an orphanage. The love and healing she has received through Katy and her horses are immeasurable.

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Rating: 5

Through Beautiful Brokenness, Katy combines the Exchanged Life truths with the unique therapy of natural horsemanship. This enables her to reach both youth and adults who have experienced trauma at the hands of humans by showing them God's love and safeness through horsemanship. I highly recommend Katy and her equine friends!

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KatyPistole 03/22/2017

Thank you!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Katy's equine demonstrations, not unlike the sheep and Shepherd metaphors in Scripture, are a beautiful way of illustrating how it is possible to let go of fear and mistrust and instead live in faith. She shares a hope-filled message in a truly delightful and captivating way. Beautiful Brokenness, as a ministry, has so much to offer people who are fearful, broken, and hurting. I've had the privilege of participating in many of her events and demonstrations, and I could see how this message touched so many lives.

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KatyPistole 03/22/2017

Thank you Mrs. Wellons! I miss you bunches. Hope to get down there to see you!