On a peaceful little ranch in East Texas called Divine Acres Ranch, a work is in progress to build a non-profit, Christ-centered retreat for families with children who suffer from autism. The retreat is called Elijah’s Retreat. The vision is for 6 cabins to be built among the towering pine and oak trees overlooking pastures with horses and goats. The hope is that families will come and enjoy the quiet, peaceful setting where the children can run and play and make as much noise as they want without fear of people who don’t understand them.
Each family will stay in a two-bedroom cabin with kitchen and laundry room. The retreat will provide play areas with swings, slides, rope climbing, sand boxes, and plenty of room to run. The children can ride a horse, fish in the pond and hike through the woods.
Jeff and Kathie Moore own the ranch and have a 13 year
old grandson named Elijah, who has autism. Elijah’s
Retreat was begun in his honor. Our hearts go out to all
of the families out there who struggle so selflessly every
day to raise these precious children.
Retreat is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, Christ centered organization. For more
information, call Jeff Moore at 903-589-0145. Donations can be made to Elijah’s Retreat online or sent to PO
Box 2405, Jacksonville, TX 75766.
“For He has not despised or disdained the suffering
of the afflicted one; He has not hidden his face from him but
has listened to his cry for help.” Psalm
Important Links -
Elijah's Retreat Photo Gallery Tour
What is Autism?
KLTV 7 Elijah's Retreat Story
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