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Covid-19 Impact

The past few weeks have been a very difficult time for us all.  We are praying for our churches, families and communities that are all greatly affected by the Covid-19 virus.  And although we are told in 1 Peter 4:12 to “not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come upon you to test you, as though some strange thing were happening to you,” it is difficult to understand and respond to all that is happening around us. 

In the 53 years of Riverbend’s ministry, we have not faced anything that rivals the threat to this ministry that this Covid-19 virus presents.  Just as many service-related businesses and other Christian camps, the impact of the shutdown has been sudden and severe.  Riverbend is dependent on the retreat and camp fees for over 90% of the budget. 

Riverbend has never asked for funds for operational expenses, but we need your help now.  The loss of most of March and April income has been very difficult.  If the restrictions and current situation continues through summer camp, Riverbend will face what appears to be an unsurmountable challenge to get through this trial. 

While the Board and staff have already made some major adjustments to operations, we are asking you to please remember Riverbend in the following ways:

  • Please pray.  Count us among those you lift up to the Lord for his protection and provision.  As we pray, let’s pray for this ordeal to end soon.

  • Please give.  No amount is too small and we have seen how God multiplies the gifts of faithful givers.  You may be able to give a larger gift to help Riverbend make it through this challenging time.

You can send a check to Riverbend, 1232 CR 411B, Glen Rose, TX 76043 

                             Or give online by clicking the Donate Button below

By faith, we are praying, preparing and trusting God for another great summer of spiritual renewal and harvest among the thousands of young people. 

In 2 Chronicles 20, when Jehoshaphat and the Israelite army faced what seemed to be an undefeatable foe, he gathered the people to pray, he ended his prayer with, “…for we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us.  We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.”  The Board and staff at Riverbend are trusting God for His provision during this difficult situation.  Thank you for standing in the gap with us! 

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