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Dear friends of EdenRidge,

What a year! I think it’s fair to say that we’re all ready for 2021! Although it was a challenging year, I’m pleased to report that EdenRidge had a great year. We did see a lot of cancelations due to COVID-19, but those slots quickly rebooked. As a whole, 2020 turned out to be our best year ever in terms of reservations and donations. Major highlights from this year include:
  • We had 430 reservations representing 1,625 guests from 45 countries!
  • Like everyone around the world, we had to adjust to the reality of COVID-19. We had to do some quick thinking on how to handle cancellations, cleaning processes, and working through the impact of the pandemic on all aspects of our operations. 
  • We completed the construction of the Welcome Center! This game-changing facility was a two-year project from design-to-construction and the result of all the hard work is amazing. Pictures and artist renderings can be found at www.EdenRidge.org/welcomecenter. A special thank you to everyone who worked so hard on this project, as well as those who donated to make it all possible! 
  • Vaughn and Maralee Groen finished their first year as the ministry's first full-time staff members. They serve as Hospitality Directors and are doing an incredible job. We’re also excited that the construction of the first staff house at EdenRidge, to be used by Vaughn and Maralee, is now under construction.
  • We continue to be blessed by our partnership with Shekinah Ranch in Colorado. This beautiful retreat in the heart of the Rocky Mountains is EdenRidge’s official ministry partner. Learn more at www.EdenRidge.org/shekinahranch
As we look to 2021, we have so much to look forward to:
  • We will officially open the Welcome Center on April 1. Learn more at www.EdenRidge.org/welcomecenter.
  • Construction of World Missions Park, located just behind the new Welcome Center, will begin in the spring. We’re looking for donors to help us complete this project. Learn more at www.EdenRidge.org/park
  • Construction of the staff house will continue through the winter and spring. We expect Vaughn and Maralee Groen to move in sometime in early summer. 
  • We have big plans for the future! In 2021, we will start the design process for the next five cabins. If you’re interested in being a part of planning for the future of EdenRidge, please email me at oliver@edenridge.org. We’re looking to expand what we call the EdenRidge 2.0 Team with people with skills in such areas as project management, fundraising, and design. This team works mostly via email, so distance is not an issue! 
We’re truly blessed at EdenRidge to welcome missionaries and ministry leaders from around the world. May I ask that you please consider EdenRidge in your year-end giving this year? You can give online at www.EdenRidge.org/give or mail a check to Mission to Missionaries, PO Box 1664, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558. All donations are tax-deductible and no percentage is taken out for administration costs. 100% of your gift will go towards the expansion of our facilities. 

Thank you so much for your consideration!

Serving Him together,
Oliver Dossmann
President, Mission to Missionaries
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