"If we can only help one person, this vision will be worth all the suffering" Jacques and Hanneke Truter 2000
The following scripture confirms that Father had you in mind when He put this vision on our hearts.
"But the man who makes me his refuge will inherit the land and possess my holy mountain." And it will be said: "Build up, build up, prepare the road! Remove the obstacles out of the way of my people” For this is what the high and lofty One says -- he who lives for ever, whose name is holy: "I live in a high and holy place, but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite. ." Isa 57:13b – 16
Our hearts’ desire is to serve all Christian leaders, with a specific focus on those with a broken and contrite heart and lowly in spirit. By facilitating processes through which mature Christians can get to a position of rest and restoration, to remove obstacles that block growth in their calling and relationship with God. To bring the sons of God back into His presence.
Beulah Christian Retreat is the land from where this vision was launched. It is a place of refuge, on a mountain in the countryside. This home offers a panoramic view over the towns of Paarl and Wellington in the Western Cape, South Africa. Farms and forests, with hiking trails and water streams surround the premise. This tranquil mountain haven is a unique setting to spend time with our Creator. It is more than a guesthouse, but rather a return to your home, the house of your Father, where you are nurtured, understood and feel safe in the presence of God.
Visitors can be categorised into the following groups:
Christians who want to grow in their relationship with God, need a quiet place to rest and strengthen their abiding relationship with God (John 15);
Broken souls who are in dire straits to get answers to, and solutions for, their crises in life. (Jer 31:25)
Leaders in ministry that needs rest and restoration; time-out from daily responsibilities.
Small groups on week-end retreats, planning sessions and prayer meetings.
Beulah Retreat was established in 1991 and was taken over by the current management, Jacques and Hanneke Truter in February 2000. Beulah Christian Trust is the managing body and a 51% shareholder in the property.
The retreat offers the following:
“Store House” with two separate Self-catering ensuite rooms;
Self-catering Air-conditioned Private Three-bedroom “Pines”;
Self-Catering Two Bedroom "Cottage" with build-in fireplace;
Conference Facilities for up to 24 people for day conferences.
The emphasis of all operational activities is to address the specific needs of every individual, through serving them physically and spiritually. Our goal is for visitors to leave here enriched spiritually and challenged for growth in their relationship with our Creator.
On the spiritual side, personal guidance is available.
Beulah Retreat is marketed in the Christian communities and structures internationally. It is marketed as a place of rest and restoration, where every individual can experience that he/she is “too valuable to lose” in God’s eyes.
The economic circumstance of some people in need prevents them from visiting this facility or to participate in programmes. Our goal is therefore to generate enough income through various resources, to sow into the lives of the needy. The biggest focus is to address the needs of missionaries and people in full-time ministry.
We have realized that we can not fulfill this calling unless we move within and together with the bigger body. We need a team of individuals to partner with us, to assist us in his/her area of gifting. Partnerships are for instance needed in the areas of funding, resources in maintaining the facilities, workers, strategic alliances, library material, intercession and marketing.
In the same way we would like to support each partner in his/her calling.
We therefore invite you to come in contact with us. We are looking forward to receive any form of encouragement, news, guidance or just a prayer.
Jacques and Hanneke Truter
"God so loved the world, that He gave His only son"