While We’re Waiting is a 501(c)(3) corporation, and relies solely on donations for funding. All donations are tax-deductible.
When a parent loses a child, they are faced with the reality that they may have many years ahead of them on this earth before they 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? Our “While We’re Waiting Weekend” retreats are designed to help bereaved parents answer these questions in a way that would honor our children and glorify God.
Our desire is to provide retreats of the highest quality at no cost to the participants. Often, families who have lost children find themselves in a difficult financial situation due to medical bills or funeral expenses. We never want a lack of finances to keep anyone from participating in a While We’re Waiting event. Your gifts allow us to continue to offer these events all over the United States for free.
The While We’re Waiting ministry has constructed a retreat facility nestled on 50 acres just outside of Hot Springs, Arkansas. The “While We’re Waiting Refuge” is just that … a safe place for parents who have lost children to come together and share their struggles and their joys. Thanks to God’s amazing provision, we were able to construct this facility debt free … however, funds are still needed for utility bills, maintenance, insurance, etc.
We also host While We’re Waiting Weekends in a number of locations around the country and your gifts allow us to rent retreat venues, provide meals to our groups, and sometimes even provide “scholarships” to parents who need assistance with travel expenses.
If you would like to help While We’re Waiting minister to those who are hurting, please prayerfully consider making a one-time gift or signing up for monthly donations.
If you prefer to mail in your donation, please make your check payable to While We’re Waiting and mail it to:
While We’re Waiting, P.O. Box 22823, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71903