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The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) is pleased to support the Law Enforcement community by announcing the third annual National Law Enforcement Retreat, October 26-28, 2016; a three day event in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains just outside of Asheville, North Carolina.

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In appreciation of Law Enforcement and your devotion to protect and serve others, the RRT would like to support you with this retreat focused on addressing the unique emotional and spiritual needs law enforcement officers and their families face. The mountain setting of the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove is just the right environment to step away from the pressing demands of life and career to focus on the truths found in God’s Word.

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To register, please call The Cove at 1-800-950-2092. The registration fee for the event is $225 per individual (double occupancy) and $395 per married couple. This includes all sessions, materials, food, and lodging.

2016 Tentative Schedule

Wednesday—October 26

  • 3:00 p.m.—Check-in
  • 5:30 p.m.—Dinner
  • 7:00 p.m.—Evening Session

Thursday—October 27

  • 7:30 a.m.—Breakfast
  • 9:00 a.m.—Morning Session
  • 10:45 a.m.—Workshop Sessions
  • 12:15 p.m.—Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m.—Personal Time
  • 5:30 p.m.—Dinner
  • 7:00 p.m.—Evening Session

Friday—October 28

  • 7:30 a.m.—Breakfast
  • 9:00 a.m.—Workshop Sessions
  • 10:45 a.m.—Morning Session
  • 12:00 p.m.—Lunch & Dismissal
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Testimonials

When Jim and I attended the Retreat this past November, we weren’t sure what to expect. We had never been to a retreat before. But from the moment we turned into the Cove entrance, we could tell the next few days would be different. As a law enforcement family, we live life differently. I am accustomed to my husband’s heightened vigilance, even when off-duty…eyes always scanning, head on a swivel. Once we realized we were in a place of safety and peace, I could see a remarkable difference in my husband and his fellow officers. And that difference remained the entire time we were there. It’s not easy to get our officers to relax, but you did it. I’m also grateful that you included us, the officers’ husbands and wives. It’s not often that we are given opportunities like this, and to know that someone recognizes and addresses our needs and concerns is very much appreciated. The breakout sessions were top-notch, the food and accommodations were wonderful, and the main session speakers and worship team were amazing.

Please accept and pass along my deepest thanks for giving Jim, his brothers and sisters, and the spouses the experience that you all gave us. See you in October!

—Kathy G., State Police Officer’s Wife

 

In forty-three years in law enforcement this is the best event I’ve ever attended.

—Bruce B., Sherriff

 

Our family was blessed beyond measure. Since our return, I have spoken in length with the President of our FOP lodge about sending multiple couples next year. Our lodge will be examining the proposal at the end of the year and create a budget item for next year. Please extend to your TEAM how the NLER blessed my wife and I. We are excited to see officers and their wives attend next year. May Jesus continue to bless the Rapid Response Team and BGEA!

—Joe F., Police Lieutenant

 

Just wanted to say thank you again for the wonderful retreat. You all made us feel special. I really needed the retreat. The timing was perfect.

—Dave V., Police Officer

 

Only criticism is that it was too short. One of the most incredible LE classes I have ever attended. I had a thought that it could be taken on the road all over the country. Speakers coming to talk to groups of cops. On the other hand, part of the whole experience was just being at the Cove. What an incredibly spiritual place. Thanks to you and all of the organizers. I am already planning a return next year. I will bring more with me next time.

—Bill B., Police Captain

 

Since the retreat my wife and have been transformed, it seems. We were both renewed in our faith, feel energized for God and have just been overwhelmed by the Holy Spirit. Your prayers were and are a blessing to us. Our will is what God wants, not what we think it should be. We needed to be straightened out a little on that, so, we thank you for that.

—Chris, Police Lieutenant

 

I truly want to thank you and everyone else involved in providing my wife and I the opportunity to attend this past week. Words cannot express how grateful we are. If at all possible could you also extend a thank you to the donor who made this possible? Once again thank you.

—Josh L., Police Officer

 

We face unimaginable circumstances from day to day that the average person can’t imagine. Knowing there are people of like faith and wanting to help us and our families is a great feeling. May God bless each and every one of us and keep us safe.

—Dana L., County Sheriffs Office