“RVR has life changing programs and committed, caring staff. The problem is its deteriorating facilities.”Barbara Cox Bisset, RVR Board Chair
Building on a Firm Foundation
In 1950, four teenagers and their pastor, 33-year old John Bisset, prayed for God to make possible a Western-themed summer camp in Maryland. John and his brother Peter took a step of faith, and the Lord allowed River Valley Ranch's ministry to begin and to grow throughout the following 60 years into what it has become today. The heartbeat of the ranch has remained unchanged, seeking to share the life-changing message of the Gospel with thousands of youth through enriching, challenging, and exciting programs each year.
Building for the Future
PRAISE ALERT: The $2.43 million dollar goal for Phase 1 was met! We are grateful to all who gave during Phase 1 and thank God for you. Upgrades to many main complex buildings are underway or have been completed, and RVR is well into Phase 2!
As RVR looks to the future of its ministry, there are still many buildings and dorms that will require major repairs and renovations. RVR's deteriorating facilities must be updated so it can continue this life-changing ministry. To that end, RVR embarked on a two-phase, $5 million Capital Campaign over six years to fund these renovations. We praise God that Phase 1 is complete, and look to the onset of Phase 2.
Your partnership with RVR at this pivotal time in its history could make all the difference. Consider joining the effort for Phase 2 in one or all of the following ways:
- Pray: Pray that RVR will
continue to make a lasting impact on the lives of young people.
Join the bi-weekly Prayer Update.
- Give: Give a generous "stretch" gift to the campaign (either
as a one time gift or 3 year pledge). Consider giving at least
$1/day over 3 years. If you are a contractor or building supplier,
would you consider donating your time or materials? Contact Mike at 410.239.3969.
Find out how Planned and Estate Giving could give provide you with significant tax advantages.
- Share: Encourage your friends to support RVR. Bring them to an upcoming event, or host a small event in your home. If you are interested, call 443.712.1010.