Season of Lent

Beginning on Ash Wednesday, Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. By observing the 40 days of Lent, Christians replicate Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and withdrawal into the desert for 40 days. Lent is marked by fasting, both from food and festivities.

Click here for a 40 day devotional calendar as we enter the Lenten Season.

We Give

Terebinth Refuge is a Christ-centered shelter and safe home that brings hope, healing services, and freedom to sexually exploited and trafficked women.  During the season of Lent, River of Hope will support the St Cloud organization. We have a goal of supporting their work with a gift of $1,000. Please click here for there list gifts for shelter needs and supplies.

Checks can be made directly to Terebinth Refuge and brought to worship or dropped at the RoH office.

We have a goal of supporting their work with a gift of $1,000.

Please click here for more information on this organization or others ways to support this shelter for hope and healing.

Please click here for there list gifts for shelter needs and supplies.

Significance of the Terebinth (Oak) Tree

Throughout the Old Testament Terebinth and Oak are referred to and the reference interchanged. The word used in Isaiah 61:3 which is often translated ”ram” as it’s root, refers to strength and power and can also mean “pillar”referring to a strong leader. Terebinth (pistacia) develops a very large deep and extensive root system and therefore remains green in years of drought, it often sprouts from the stump after being cut. Because of its large size and great age, terebinth tree were places of significance, well known landmarks in the scripture, also seen as a resting place of shelter and shade. God refers to His children as becoming a “terebinth of righteousness”, a position of resilience, strength and rest to bring Him glory.

Services Include:

  • Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing Program for women 18 and older
  • Trauma-informed, Strength-based, Victim-centered, and Survivor-informed Programming
  • Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Services
  • Equine Therapy
  • Individualized Case Management
  • Legal Advocacy Referrals
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Education and Employment Services
  • Wellness Programming
  • An On-site Registered Nurse
  • Medical referrals
  • Psychological referrals
  • Support Groups
  • Survivor Staff
  • Spiritual guidance (if desired)

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