It’s been 10 years!
More than 240 people gathered this spring to celebrate God’s goodness as The Ravines celebrated 10 years of ministry. Highlights of the evening were stories by couples who traveled to share how God began a good work in their lives and marriages through their time at The Ravines.
Scott and Kaylie came from Minnesota to share their story of
desperation . . .
“Nothing was working. We were distant and broken. Our finances were a mess and we could not get on the same page on any issue. Feeling desperate and trapped, we had no hope and talked about divorce. Then we found The Ravines.
“We put the whole trip on our credit card, knowing this was our last hope. We were loved, supported and never felt judged. We began to feel the hope that everyone else seemed to have for us. We left there changed people with new freedom and released from past hurts. But it was scary to go home. Would it ‘stick?’
“God has changed everything – our finances, parenting and relationships with extended families. Because of our time at The Ravines, God has ignited a passion in us to spread a message of hope for other couples.”
Dave and Loni from Ohio shared how their marriage and thus their world had fallen apart and they saw no hope for the future. God led them to The Ravines where their marriage was transformed. . .
It began with a tear-filled phone call, and 12 days later they drove up to The Ravines, both very frightened of what was to come.
“At The Ravines my wife knelt with me as I re-dedicated my life and our marriage to God. We declared that a ‘new marriage’ began that weekend, and we celebrated our three-year new anniversary on May 14.”
Because of the generous support of those who cared for the expenses of the banquet, all funds raised that evening are helping couples come to The Ravines. Consistently, one-half of our couples need financial support. So far, $90,621 was raised toward the goal of $100,000 for 2019 assistance. If you would like to be part of the ongoing help, please consider a gift through our secure website. Click the “Donate Now” button to the right.
We appreciate your partnership!