As a Church, we at RiverLakes are committed to participating in the fulfillment of the "Great Commission" (Matt. 28:18-20). We understand this to mean the discipling of people in every culture through persuading them to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and gathering them into congregations where they can learn to obey all that Jesus has commanded. This we do while not neglecting to show Christian love through the meeting of other human needs.
TBTR provides rest and recovery for Christian workers on forty serenely wooded acres in the Ozark Mountains. Following a needed respite in a secluded cabin in 1989, Mike and Sandi sensed God’s leading to provide a place of recovery for others in ministry – particularly pastors and missionaries and their families. With backgrounds in missions and counseling, the Rays are equipped to care for others in need of renewal. The Rays served as career missionaries with Wycliffe Bible Translators for 27 years. TBTR operates as a non-profit ministry and depends upon private funding.