17 “The poor and needy search for water,
but there is none;
their tongues are parched with thirst.
But I the Lord will answer them;
I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.
18 I will make rivers flow on BARREN HEIGHTS,
and springs within the valleys.
I will turn the desert into pools of water,
and the parched ground into springs.
19 I will put in the desert
the cedar and the acacia, the myrtle and the olive.
I will set junipers in the wasteland,
the fir and the cypress together,
20 so that people may see and know,
may consider and understand,
that the hand of the Lord has done this,
that the Holy One of Israel has created it.
2016: We added 4 new staff members to our team to assist with ministry operations, information technology, and fundraising development. We implemented new Community Center programming. We updated our data management processes to web based programming with automation. We created a volunteer information survey to better foster volunteer opportunities and outreach.
Goals: We are aiming to fully take advantage of our data processing systems vast capabilities so that all our operations are run out of outlook and Salesforce. We are working towards self-sufficiency.We are working towards implementing a development plan to also assist with sustainability.
People have asked us why we built this place, and that is a fair question. To put it simply, we saw a need and wanted to do what we could to fill it. We have no hidden agenda, and simply want special needs families to take advantage of this opportunity to relax, refresh and rejuvenate.
The impact and popularity of the weekend retreats led to the opening of the new Barren Heights Community Center in Louisville.
We have only begun to scratch the surface on the impact and potential that the new center brings forth, as we now have the capability to serve special needs families 365 days a year verses one time at the Barren Heights Retreat.
In the fall of 2015, we officially opened our Community Center located in Louisville, Kentucky. At Barren Heights we desire to create more compassionate communities through love and encouragement. The Community Center plays a vital role in that process as it provides a safe gathering place for families who have children with disabilities. It is a place where our men’s and women’s ministries are flourishing as we focus on creating deep relationships as well as a place of fun, fellowship, and rejuvenation for families.
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