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December 4, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
December 4, 2010

I turned a corner in my life after attending Quiet Waters Ministry. I had been struggling with severe depression for the better part of two years because of very severe ministry issues that over time I simply could not get through. The counselor my wife and I had in our session was friendly, funny and incredibly gifted in penetrating and probing my life and in giving many, many relevant tools to help me over come my issues. What was unexpected was the number of marriage issues that arose to the top and which the counselor helped us walk through the issues. We even scheduled another week of counseling because it was so valuable.

The lodging and the food was outstanding and the hosts were pleasant and helpful and we are going back at some point in the future just to maintain the kind of care we need in our lives. Perfect!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my marriage and my life

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes

November 8, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
November 8, 2010

Our experience at Quiet Waters was a tremendous blessing. We felt the hand of God throughout our association with the organization from the initial contact, to the host couple, the other attendees, and to the counselors who helped us process many layers of hurt and disappointment in ministry. Our experience with Quiet Waters was seamless from the initial inquiry to the final goodbyes. What a transformational opportunity that no minister in need should miss...

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

life and ministry

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide financial resources that would subsidize all ministers experiencing difficulty to attend without feeling the additional stress of financial concern.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Friend referral

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

Examine pain and embrace positive changes...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

November 5, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
November 5, 2010

After twenty years in the ministry, twenty years of not taking my day off, vacation, etc... I'd reached a critical point in my life, ministry, and marriage. Our church paid for us to take two weeks and go to Denver and work with the folks from Quiet Waters. We had two weeks of intensive therapy and also time just to be alone together. I can honestly say that Quiet Waters saved both my marriage and my ministry. I'd highly reccomend them to others who are in need of help.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the fact that they worked with me personally.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I am confident in them as they are.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

One of my staff members researched organizations designed to help clergy.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

To build in better boundaries in my life to stop from getting back to the place I was at before.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

November 5, 2010

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November 5, 2010

We went on a retreat for pastors and families a number of years ago that was put on by Quiet Waters. It was a delightful, refreshing time for my wife and me and our four young children. The speakers were excellent, and the encouraging, Christian atmosphere was just what my family and I needed. Also, I have used Quiet Waters materials many times over the years to educate my elders about the challenges I face as a pastor. The elders found the information helpful to take care of their pastor and his family, and I found the well-written materials much less awkward and much more articulate than if I tried to explain or write about my own needs.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

A retreat and the publications.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I don't know of any right now.

November 4, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
November 4, 2010

From my first conversation with Quiet Waters I knew this place was the best place to go, I was not disappointed. From the facility, to the Host couple, to the spiritual council. The place and the people renewed, and refreshed my ministry. They taught me life skills, marriage skills, ministry skills that will be with me for life. I highly recommend all pastors and spouses to attend a two-week retreat. You will be amazed at how God can work through Quiet Waters. When can I go back. Yes, my spouse was equally impressed and renewed to come along side of me in my ministry. Thanks Quiet Waters.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

At Quiet Waters, Denver CO.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

November 4, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
November 4, 2010

In May 2009, my world of pastoring came crashing down on me. I was at a loss where to turn and needed help, was with little hope, and sensed heaven was far away from me. Through a series of divine intervention of my son trying to find help for me, we discovered Quiet Waters. I came to Denver with my wife in June for a two week intensive. It was during those two weeks that I began the long journey of healing. The counselor was absolutely the best for me and us. He helped me clarify issues in my life and continually provided hope and help every day while we were there. When I left, I was given a growth development plan. I have continued to follow that plan "religiously" for it has been source for finding and restoring myself emotionally and spiritually. Simply stated, I am forever indebted in taking a broken pastor and restoring me for the Kingdom of God. I don't know where I would be today were it not for the Quiet Waters Ministry!!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my own life and have shared my experience with others of what Quiet Waters has meant to me. I desire for other brokne pastors to know there is hope.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

tell every ministry organization about the uniqueness and profound effect of Quiet Waters. Their ministry needs greater awareness in church denominations and para church organizations.

November 4, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
November 4, 2010

I was in personal and professional crisis. Many of the ministries I called were either too expensive or I did not meet their specific requirements. From the moment I first contacted Quiet Waters by phone, they began to care for me, listen to me and help me through a very difficult period in my life. I went out to Denver for two weeks of intensive counseling. They did not try to fix my problems but helped me to work through difficult issues, reminding me often that God cares for me and will not abandon me. The staff is very professional and everything was kept confidential. My hosts never once questioned me about my circumstances but just loved me and made me feel right at home. I cannot recommend Quiet Waters Ministries strongly enough. God worked through them to lead me to the still waters of His healing.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

both my professional and personal life. With God's help and the care I received at Quiet Waters, I was able to pick of the pieces of my life and move forward.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand the ministry to other parts of the country.

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