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Introducing Bradford Hall and Maple Ridge

 David Alan Black 

Greetings in the name of our wonderful Savior!

Allow us to introduce ourselves. We are Dave and Becky Black. We live on a secluded 123-acre working farm in southern Virginia called Rosewood. God has blessed us with two homes that we seek to use for His glory. After all, they belong to Him!

Bradford Hall is our personal residence. We built it to resemble a quaint 1820s farm house. Here we accommodate guests who desire a place of rest and refuge, a place to focus intently upon God, a place of solitude and prayer. Over the years, Bradford Hall has hosted hundreds of people – students, married couples, singles, church leaders, and furloughing missionaries.

In addition to Bradford Hall, which is designed for short-term retreats, we also have Maple Ridge. Originally build in 1810, Maple Ridge has been completely renovated and is equipped with such modern amenities as air conditioning and a complete kitchen. We designed Maple Ridge to accommodate larger families on retreat or needing temporary housing. They can stay at Maple Ridge from a few days up to 6 months. These families are sometimes in a period of transition or adjustment. We especially want to minister to families who have been wounded in so-called “fulltime Christian ministry.” Maple Ridge is a safe shelter in which to put body and soul back together and to seek guidance from the Lord for the next step.

If you would like to talk to us about staying at either Bradford Hall or Maple Ridge, please free to contact us at In the meantime, our prayer is that the peace of God, which exceeds anything we can understand, will guard your hearts and minds as you live in union with Christ Jesus. May His Spirit serve as a compass for your souls, leading you in the direction God intends for your lives.

In the precious Lamb,

Dave and Becky Black

August 6, 2013


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