Our History

LWR began as a God-inspired work for founders Alan and Donna Phillips.  When they came to the Phillips Family pasture, they knew that developing a retreat center where people could get away from the distractions of life, rest, relax and be refreshed was to be their life mission.

Today the dream that was planted in the hearts of Alan and Donna has become a reality and has been very fulfilling.  The legacy that began in 1974 will live long into the future as a testament to hard work and faith that what God began, He will see through to completion.

Pictures from the past define who we are today, so we hope you enjoy these pictures from our archives; plus more recent images. 

"We do not remember days, we remember moments. -Cesare Pavese