Faith-Based Retreats for Bereaved Parents
Our retreats are uplifting experiences where hurting parents can form connections with other moms and dads who truly understand the experience of losing a child and who share their faith in God.Register for a Retreat
About While We’re Waiting
This 5-minute video will introduce you to the While We're Waiting ministry. This video was filmed at our primary location in Hot Springs, Arkansas, but we also host retreats in Oregon, Maryland, Alabama, Arizona, Minnesota, Illinois, and Nevada.
Video produced by Blake Hegwood
When a Parent Loses a Child…
…we are faced with the reality that we may have many years ahead of us on this earth before we are reunited with that child in Heaven. As we face those seemingly interminable years, we have some choices to make…
- Are we going to abandon our faith or apply our faith?
- Are we going to allow our grief to make us bitter, or allow God to use that grief to make us better?
- How are we going to live so that our Lord and our child are honored by our lives?
- How are we going to live while we're waiting for that glorious reunion?
The “While We’re Waiting” retreats are designed to help bereaved parents answer these questions in a way that would honor God.Register for a Retreat
We offer four types of retreats at this time:
We currently host retreats in Arkansas, Oregon, Maryland, Alabama, Nevada, Arizona, Illinois, Minnesota, and Tennessee.
These events allow bereaved parents from across the country to meet and spend a weekend together. At these events, we share our stories with each other and pray for one another.
We discuss issues faced by bereaved, but believing, parents, and encourage each other on the journey. Our retreats provide parents with a safe place to openly discuss their grief among those who truly understand.
There is no cost for any of these events; however, a voluntary love offering is taken to help offset the expense of hosting the retreat.Register for a Retreat See All Services