Updated: Apr 21
Once the 4th of July hits, it always feels like summer flies by.
To be honest, the past two months have been a blur for us. We welcomed in two new kiddos at the end of May. While it has been about as smooth of a transition as a foster parent could ask for, it is still an adjustment introducing two children into our family and routine. They get along great with our other kids, so it has also been sweet to see them all together, enjoying each other’s company, playing, and having fun. We are planning our summer vacation and trying to enjoy every bit of this season.
Four years ago, we founded TRR with a vision and lots of prayer. God has provided and moved in big ways over these past few years.
Although we would love to be operating camp now, we realize that everything happens for a reason and in His timing, so we are patiently working through the process to start building.
We are making progress with the county permitting process, but still have no firm timeline on when we can start building. However, thanks to your support, we have the finances on hand to complete the driveway and build the cabins. We also have the finances to pay for the engineering required to get us through the permitting process. We could not do this without your support.
And with it being our fourth year in existence, we started our 4 for 4 Anniversary Campaign.
Four years ago, out of obedience to God's calling, we started Three Rivers Respite. We recently saw a glimpse of the vision God placed on our hearts for TRR and what camp will be like when we hosted our first Foster Parent’s Night Out.
A seven-acre camp on Johns Island, with trails, an outdoor chapel, two bunkhouses and a clubhouse for meals and group gatherings.
Weekend camps during the school year and weeklong sessions in the summer, for no more than 10 children at a time.
No TV or video games. All outdoor activities – group hikes, equine therapy, games, exploring in the woods all aimed at promoting trust, community and a healthy sense of each child’s unique and important place within the social unit.
Importantly, all counselors and volunteers would be trained in Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), so that they all can understand and adopt the best approaches in caring for children recovering from trauma.
Celebrate with us!
To celebrate turning 4, we are launching a 4 for 4 Anniversary Campaign with the goal of raising a lot of 4s in 4 months, but we need your help!
Give a 4 of your choice! $44, $444, $4,444...Any 4 will do!
Get 4 of your friends, family members or colleagues to give 4!
Share TRR's vision of rest 4 foster families and children in foster care with 4 people!
Join us in praying fervently 4 children in foster care and foster families,
4 our future campers,
4 our approval of our site plan
and 4 our future construction.
By becoming an advocate for Three Rivers Respite, you will be a catalyst for providing rest for children in foster care and the families that care for them, and you'll help your friends feel good about doing good.
Getting started is easy to do, and it's fun. We'll even give you all the tools you'll need to make a difference.
With your help, we know we can raise awareness and support 4 foster families and children in foster care!
When you create a personal fundraiser page for Three Rivers Respite, you'll help provide rest in foster care, filling the gap in supporting foster families and children in foster care with consistent respite in a safe environment.
Will you help us celebrate?
Thanks for caring for children in foster care and foster families!
We appreciate your support and continued prayers as we continue to press forward into the vision for TRR and the opportunity to provide respite care for children in foster care.
We hope you enjoy the rest of your summer!
—Matt and Heather