David's Refuge at 10 Fitch
Caring For The Caregiver
Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. ~ Hebrews 13:2
|David Pfohl - Senior Portrait|
Warren shared how wonderful it was to come alongside these weary, dedicated couples, to hear their stories, and to offer them a place to relax and rejuvenate as they encouraged them and let them know that they are loved and are not alone. The problem was that demand was greater than their supply! There were so many couples that their bed and breakfast with one guest room just couldn't accommodate them all.
And that was why he was at Grace Chapel that morning telling us about David's Refuge. They were looking for others who might want to partner with them in various ways. As Warren talked I could feel myself getting more and more excited until it was nearly impossible for me to stay in my seat and not jump up and down, waving my hands in the air shouting, "We have a bed & breakfast! We could offer our rooms!"
|Brenda & Warren Pfohl|
As I left church that morning I was still having trouble keeping it together! I was excited and so moved by what the Pfohl's were doing and I believed God wanted us to be a part of it.
later that week I spoke with Warren on the phone and we set up a meeting. My husband Rodney and I invited the Pfohl's to come to 10 Fitch and spend the night in one of our suites. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner together at Oak & Vine restaurant and talked while we ate and then talked some more when we returned to the inn. It did take a few months to get everything in order but finally in November 2013 we hosted our first David's Refuge at 10 Fitch. We have hosted five more since and have two more on the books for later this year. All three of our suites are occupied by David's Refuge couples at one time making the atmosphere ideal for them to share their experiences, joys and the challenges of raising a special needs child because they have exclusive use of the inn and complete privacy while they are here.
|David's Refuge couples enjoying a 10 Fitch breakfast together|
4.27.14 "This has been the best weekend ever for us - better than our honeymoon! Thank you so much for your hospitality, delicious food, exquisite room, and impeccable home. Thank you 10 Fitch & David's Refuge!" Rob & Dana Bisnett
We have been incredibly blessed to be a part of what David's Refuge is doing. The couples who have shared their stories and pictures of their children with us have touched our hearts forever. These are amazing parents and caregivers! We have been so happy to serve them and love on them during their brief stays.
Do you know a couple with a special needs child who could be blessed by David's Refuge? Would you like to find out more information about how you might become involved and be a blessing to these worthy couples? Please visit the David's Refuge website.