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The Ravines October 2017
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Your prayers, gifts and time make a difference in lives, marriages and families. Thank you!

"When we came, our marriage was pretty bleak. I am hopeful now." From Michigan

"We get to see miracles"
Henry and Ann have hosted at The Ravines at least 40 times. That’s a huge time commitment. I asked “why?”



“We had rough times in our own marriage,” says Ann. “We wish we had access to this kind of resource 30 years ago.”

In addition to serving meals and keeping the coffee brewing, hosts pray and encourage. Once Henry was walking on the property and he came upon the wife (of a couple there for counseling) who was struggling and very distraught. She didn’t think she could go on. Henry (who retired as an athletic coach) encouraged her. He prayed with her and said, “You’re not going to quit,” wondering if he had spoken too strongly. It was just what she needed to move forward, face some hard challenges and continue the process of healing.

“We do not counsel,” says Henry. “But it was Friday, and Fridays are days of hard work at The Ravines.”
To read more go to https://theravines.org/blog/
 

Seeing God at work
Would you like to be part of the "miracles" that Henry and Ann have described? We continue to need host couples, airport drivers, grocery shoppers and people to help with our grounds. 

For more information, contact Gary Meyer at gmeyer@wearefaith.org
or call Gary at 219.864.0300, ext. 195.
 

"Our time at The Ravines was a huge blessing. Our hosts honored our privacy and yet were ready to talk when we needed them. Our counselor was excellent at navigating our conversations and pacing our sessions based upon our needs. We will be forever thankful." 
From Texas
 

Ready for Christmas?
As you begin your Christmas shopping, please remember to  shop through smile.amazon.com (designating UTurn Church Ministries to receive the proceeds from your purchases). Our couples say "thank you!"

The Ravines Fun Run Team ran and had fun on September 23 (in record high temps) to raise scholarship funds. We are thankful for the more than $3,000 raised. Great job, team!


Giving Tuesday
Maybe you missed the Fun Run, but GIVING TUESDAY is right around the corner, NOVEMBER 28!

Please consider a gift to help couples come to The Ravines on (or before) this date. Your gift of $25 or more will make a difference!

Gifts 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 families.

 



SAVE THE DATE
Ravines Banquet
LIghthouse Restaurant
Cedar Lake, IN
Thursday, April 12, 2018

 

"Our marriage could have gone either way. We were lost trying to make it work. We received the tools we need for a healthy marriage."  From Indiana


"We are aware of how our lives changed a year ago under your prayer and care. Thought you might like to know we are still together - and no one is leaving. Thank you!" 
From Ohio


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