First Responders

Inaugural Firstline Graduation Event

Every week since February 10, we have met Sunday evenings on the Ranch. We enjoyed dinner together, caught up on the events of the week, and opened ourselves to discover pathways to healing emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually from traumatic wounds. Our participants jumped in with both feet wading through these waters of pain and challenges to overcome. And they have begun this journey that we pray will forever impact their lives, the lives of their families, their careers, and will inspire those around them to seek help earnestly.

We are so proud to announce we are celebrating our amazing participants with a graduation ceremony and celebration on Sunday May 5. We will honor their commitment to themselves and their families, celebrate the steps they have taken, and challenge them to continue this path. If you would like to join us, please let us know you’re coming. Details are below.

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Firstline Course starting February 10th

When Wellsprings began almost four years ago now, we were searching for ways we could truly help the community of First Responders to find rest and healing. While we have focused on a couple of avenues to complete this mission, we recently learned of a trauma recovery course called Firstline.

Firstline is a course created by First Responders for First Responders and their families. This course focuses on helping First Responders heal from spiritual and moral wounds from trauma. Critical incident trauma directly impacts the mind, body, spirit and soul of a First Responder. The Firstline course is not a support group but instead a network of First Responders who can provide practical insight and help in recovering from trauma. A 12 week course, Firstline is a First Responder led discussion that digs deeper into specific topics related to critical incident trauma. We encourage all First Responders, law enforcement - fire fighter - EMS - dispatch - corrections, to attend this course for yourself or for those in your department who may be struggling.

We are kicking off our first group meeting February 10 and will continue to meet for 12 weeks, every Sunday, from 5-7pm. Our evenings will include dinner and childcare - all free of charge for the First Responder and his/her family. You can register online now at Find our Firstline Course in Waring, Texas and register today.

Not a First Responder and wondering how you can help?
- Pray for our leadership team and all the Firstline attendees
- Donate to help us with the cost of meals and childcare
- Volunteer to cook and /or serve dinner or provide childcare for one or more Sundays during this course

Renovations Happening Now....opening this summer!

Hello friends! 
What a start to 2018!  This first quarter has brought so much change to our family and to Wellsprings.  Early February, we closed on our 45 acre Ranch (named Wild Arrow Ranch) in Waring, Texas just northwest of San Antonio.  On February 28, we loaded up moving trucks and made the move onto our beautiful new hill country ranch and have begun renovations.  These past four weeks we have worked to renovate the home where our family will reside (named the Front House).  We gutted the two bathrooms and completely renovated the kitchen while we were living in the Front House.  With that wrapping up now it is time to move on to our next big renovation...the Bunkies!
The Bunkies are two long cabins that will be transformed into four individual cabins that will be able to accommodate individuals, a couple or a family of 6.  Each have private bathrooms and sitting areas and one with a lovely stone fireplace.  We have been dreaming up design plans and will begin demo in the next few weeks.  The Bunkies will be our first housing option for you to come and enjoy time at the Ranch.  
While we are renovating The Bunkies, we will also be working on other projects around the Ranch.  Many buildings will need to be repainted inside and out, a few of the onsite bathrooms will need a little remodeling and the overall grounds will get freshened up and cleaned.  
We have already begun the process of cleaning up and repainting the pool as well as clearing brush from the access points to the Guadalupe River.  Toobing and canoeing the river or splashing in the pool will be great options to beat the Texas Heat this summer!  We plan on keeping some of the open-air cabins available for those who want a little more adventure.  A "Glamping" option can be chosen over staying in The Bunkies if you would like to enjoy more of a camping experience while sleeping indoors on a twin bed.  Bathrooms for these cabins are in a separate building.  
The Lodge is getting a little makeover as well.  This will be where our guests will dine and it even has a place to hold meetings or family gatherings.  The Wild Arrow Ranch office is housed in the Lodge as well.  So when you stay with us, we will be available for you anytime.
We are so thrilled that this adventure is moving forward. We cannot say thank you enough to all of the wonderful family and friends who have called, written, sent donations, and even done a little work on the Ranch with us.  You are a part of this dream becoming a reality.  Without the support of you all, we would not be progressing so quickly and efficiently.  
In the coming weeks we will share more about this beautiful property and the areas we know the First Responder families will enjoy will seeking rest and respite.  Our hope and prayer is that you will feel peace as you step onto the Ranch.