Mission

beautiful-little-girl_-crpdweb-(1)When the Pedersens built Talus Rock Retreat, their essential vision was to share their abundance with family, friends and others seeking a place of solace, refuge and reprieve from life’s hardships or fast paced, energy draining occupations – a place for people to renew and rejuvenate.little-girl-w-book-crpd-web

In keeping with their core vision, lodging dollars generously spent here not only serve those who serve others, but funds also help to support local and international humanitarian efforts. Pedersens have a heart for causes that improve the lives of orphaned and at-risk children, help curb third world poverty through animal husbandry and overall health care provision within rural parts of developing nations. This unconventional social venture known as Talus Rock Retreat has consequently allowed guests to become extraordinary patrons of the following organizations:

MatsikoWOC LogoWe are grateful for your support!

Your stay here at Talus Rock Retreat helps continue our work with International Children’s Network and the Matsiko World Orphan Choir.

As International Director/Asia, Heather (and often her family) help to audition and select the 7 children per country that will best represent their homeland in the Matsiko World Orphan Choir annual U.S. tour.
Traveling to the Philippines, India, Thailand, Uganda, Nepal, and Peru, the Pedersens visit orphanages, audition hundreds of kids, assist with Embassy and Visa paperwork, and facilitate the educational sponsorship opportunities for the at-risk and orphaned children in these developing nations.

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International Children’s’ Network (ICN) is a volunteer-based organization with a low operating overhead budget of only 3%. The remaining 97% of money raised goes directly to educational sponsorship to support third world orphaned and at-risk children.

The organization’s grassroots approach to the issue of poverty is truly unique: Sponsorship money seeks to provide educational support through the university or trade school level to end the terrible cycle of poverty – a desperate condition affecting 600-million children around the world. ICN invites sponsors to write letters, exchange photos with their children, and participate in service trip opportunities to meet the children that they support.

Rio Mission Operation Shoe SwazilandWhen the Pedersens built Talus Rock Retreat, the vision was to share abundance with family, friends and others seeking a place of solace, refuge and reprieve from life’s hardships or fast paced, energy draining occupations – a place for people to renew and rejuvenate.

In keeping with this core vision, lodging dollars spent here indeed provide guests with a much needed retreat but also help support local and international humanitarian efforts. The Pedersens have a heart for causes that improve the lives of orphaned and at-risk children, help curb third world poverty through animal husbandry and improving the overall health care provision in rural developing nations.  Kipling Selkirk Mission SwazilandThis unconventional social venture, known as Talus Rock Retreat, has consequently allowed guests to become extraordinary patrons of the following organizations:kiva_logo_rgb

Kiva – connecting people through lending to alleviate poverty.

RunningBookAlone-500BookCrossing – making the world a library by sharing books and promoting literacy reaching out to third world countries.

International Children’s Network – providing aid to children in third world countries to help educate through the university level to change a country from the inside out.

TLTLCC The Luke Commission – providing healthcare to those in rural areas of Swaziland and southern Africa who cannot reach medical facilities due to poverty, lack of transport and resources.

 

Your stay helps us to continue serving in the developing world.

The entire Pedersen family enjoys third world travel to serve in some of the most neediest areas.
2004 – Sayulita & San Pancho, Mexico (Spay/Neuter clinics)
2009 – Uganda on behalf of International Children’s Network (ICN)
2010 – Swaziland with The Luke Commission (TLC)
2011 – India on behalf of International Children’s Network (ICN)
2012 – Nepal on behalf of International Children’s Network (ICN)
2013 – Liberia on behalf of International Children’s Network (ICN)
2014 – Philippines on behalf of International Children’s Network (ICN)
2015 – May: India, Nepal, Philippines, October: India on behalf of International Children’s Network (ICN)
2016 – April: India, Nepal on behalf of International Children’s Network (ICN)

Your stay also helps us to support local causes in Sandpoint and the surrounding areas

Angels Over Sandpoint
Amy Lloyd Benefit
Angels over Sandpoint
Bev Milton Benefit
Bonner County 4-H
Bonners Ferry Youth Group
Boys and Girls Clubs of Spokane County
Butte Spay Neuter Task Force
Carden Academy
Celebrate Recovery
Chafe150
Community Cancer Services
Cornerstone Community Church
Crisis Pregnancy Center
Crohne’s Foundation
Distinguished Young Women
Domestic Violence Services
Encova United Way of Spokane
Farmin Stidwell School (PTA)
Festival at Sandpoint
First Christian Church
First Church of God
Forrest Bird Charter School
Friends of Sandpoint Airport
Gemini Autism Retreat
Gospel Messengers
Horizon Hospice
Idaho Drug Free Youth (IDFY)
International Children’s Network
Kathy Best Benefit
Kinderhaven Festival of Trees
Life Choices Pregnancy Center
Life Skills of Sandpoint
Lynn Aase Benefit
Matsiko Orphan Choir
Mining City Veterinay Center
Model United Nations
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)
Olive Crest Foster Care
Planned Parenthood
Real Life Ministries
River Of Life Church
Roan Allen Benefit
Sandpoint Alpine Racing School (SARS)
Sandpoint Area Lodging and Tourism (SALT)
Sandpoint Catholic Church
Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce
Sandpoint Community Center
Sandpoint High School Grad Night
Sandpoint High School X-Country Team
Sandpoint Middle School
Sandpoint Waldorf School
Seaside Center for Spiritual Living
Shiloh Hills Fellowship www.shfspokane.org
SpokAnimal Shelter Benefit
Strategies to Empower People (STEP)
The Luke Commission
The Strength Team
Tyler Cordle Benefit
United Reformed Church
Victim Witness Services
Watford City Veterinary Center
Young Life of Sandpoint