“Wonderful location. Owners Jim & Lisa so great to work with . . . . they go above and beyond to ensure a special memory” Dawn May
The family faces many challenges in today’s world, compound this with a traumatic life event and the family is exposed to profound risk
Childhood illness is one of the traumatic life events that we focus on at Trinity Springs. This year in the United States, more than 15,000 families will hear the dreadful news that their child has been diagnosed with cancer. As they make their way through treatment, they will face a thousand battles aside from the one happening with their child’s cellular biology. Moms and dads might seldom see one another save for passing in the hospital parking lot. Mounting medical costs can be overwhelming on their own, and even more so, with one of the parents quitting their job to manage the care of their child. Siblings might feel a loneliness from an understandable lack of attention. Because of these realities and so many more, families bare unimaginable weight and uncertainty. Families will find peace, hope and strength here at Trinity Springs.
According to the RAND Center for Military Health Policy Research, 20 percent of the vets who served in either Iraq or Afghanistan and 31 percent of Vietnam vets suffer from either depression or post-traumatic stress disorder. 19.5 percent of vets in these 3 categories have experienced a traumatic brain injury. One out of every ten veterans alive today was seriously injured at some point while serving in the military, and three-quarters of those injuries occurred in combat. For many of these 2.2 million wounded warriors, the physical and emotional consequences of their wounds have endured long after they left the military.
Life after the military can pose many challenges to veterans and family members. At Trinity Springs our retreat activities help our veterans and their families “feel like a family again”.
It takes a team to serve our families and give them a sense of relief and retreat away from the struggles they face. The role of a volunteer may look different for everyone. Areas of serving include: beautification projects on the ranch, assisting with capital project improvements, preparing meals, entertainment around the campfire, preparing the ranch house and grounds before and after the retreat, setting up for different activities or serving the medical needs of our guests.
Join us in our ministry to serve and preserve families.
“You make a living by what you get, you make a life by what you give” – Winston Churchill