"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." Matthew 11:28-29
To provide outdoor Christian counseling services that will lead participants to develop a relationship of trust in God, remove barriers to spiritual progress, become free from destructive/captive ways of living, and restore an abundant, God honoring life.
The Tree of Life Christian Wilderness Expeditions was born in 1996 while crossing the Link river bridge in Klamath Falls, Oregon. I thought that I would like to go and cut another load of firewood and was praying to God about this desire. At this point I believe the Lord impressed me with the vision of delivering the eternal "fuel" of the Tree of Life to individuals and families in a setting that combined the outdoors and counseling in a place where they could obtain life changing benefits.
Tree of Life offers a service that blends residential therapy with a 21 through 60 day wilderness experience. Our treks are experienced in the outdoors of several areas in the state of Oregon; primarily the Oregon Cascades and southern Oregon. We offer young people, preferably 13 through 18, an opportunity to explore a healthy lifestyle and personal growth in a wilderness setting. Groups are single gender and made up of 3 to 8 participants with 2 to 3 staff for an excellent ratio of service.
We believe that the best therapy is the relationship between people. People who share similar experiences become tied to one another. People who work toward a common goal build community. People who strengthen each other seek God together, and hold each other accountable as Christian believers, building bonds.
- Release God's people from bondage.
- Provide opportunities for personal growth.
- Introduce a healthy lifestyle.
- Demonstrate the love of Christ.