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The Ravines Retreat Center  April 2017
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"An amazing experience"
When Jim and Marcy (not their real names) came to The Ravines from the East Coast in the fall of 2015, they didn’t see much hope for their young marriage.
An affair had robbed them of the joy of welcoming a new baby.

The loss of Jim's job made The Ravines seem impossible. But they were committed to doing everything they could to save their family. So with help from church, family and some scholarship from The Ravines, they made the trip to Indiana.
 
Today they are enjoying a new relationship.
 
"We had an amazing experience at The Ravines         and I credit a lot of our success as a couple to our time there," says Marcy.
 
"It was hard and rewarding at the same time. My husband, who had been nervous about seeing a counselor, opened up in new ways. We each gained insight on how an affair had come into a marriage which from the outside seemed so perfect.
 
"This is a wonderful thing you do - from the gifted counselors, to the welcoming hosts, to those who buy the groceries and those who provide scholarship funds. It was a life-changing experience for us and we cannot thank you enough."
 
Help us "get the word out" 
As you sit reading this today, does a couple come to mind who might be helped by the ministry of The Ravines? Maybe someone in your family or friendship circle? Maybe they are in crisis, or maybe they've just lost focus. We realize there are so many troubled marriages who could be helped by this work, but they haven't heard about The Ravines. YOU CAN HELP!
  • Mention The Ravines to those you know.
  • Forward this newsletter to friends and family.
  • If you know a couple in need, suggest they call.
They can read more at www.TheRavines.org or call 219.864.5063 for a confidential conversation.

God has provided a dedicated team of professional Christian counselors who He has used to help many marriages get back on track. Most call on one of the worst days of their lives and our goal is to treat them with love and respect throughout the process. 

Giving update
We prayed for a "God-sized" first-quarter goal of $100,000 to help support the scholarship fund and operations of The Ravines. He has blessed in excess of $90,000 so far. If you would like to be part of the answer for a couple coming to The Ravines, your gift can be sent to:

The Ravines, 100 81st Ave. Dyer, IN 46311
Or call 219.864.5063 to give a credit card gift.


Your financial support will make a difference in lives, couples and families.

 
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A beautiful place for hard work 

"I had mixed feelings about coming here. I asked myself, "why am I doing this?" My emotions were up and down and I had serious reservations. When our hosts prayed for supper on our first night, I felt the presence of the Holy Spirit and some of my apprehensions subsided.

The kindness of the hosts helped me feel safe. Our counselor provided warmth, understanding, and help.

On a walk around the grounds, my prayer was a gutteral cry for help. Christ faithfully comforted and 'held my hand' as I carefully became vulnerable and expressed my fears." 

March 2017
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"Our.hosts were a breath of fresh air. It was nice having them around and watching them both love each other while serving." March 2017

From our hosts. . . 

"It is an honor to serve the couples in this way. Thank you for the opportunity."

"The Ravines is such a blessing for all the couples who take the steps and allow our Lord to love on them while they are there."


Ravines Prayer Team

If you would like to join our Private Ravines Facebook Prayer Group, please contact our office. It is a joy to let our couples know people are praying for them before, during and after their time with us. Our couples appreciate knowing they are being prayed for while they are with us and after they return home.
 



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Monthly giving
Some of our giving partners have found it easier to support The Ravines on a monthly basis. You can set it up through your bank or contact our office (219.864.5063) and we can set up a "recurring gift" from your credit card.

Thank you for considering this!
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