Resources

ServantCARE (SC) is happy to provide these links to other organizations as a service and we hope they will be a blessing; however SC is not responsible for the information contained within these websites or their services. SC has not researched or verified most information found on these websites, nor does our provision of these links suggest endorsement of it.

Every missionary needs to know about Brigada, your gateway to missions networking. To subscribe to the weekly news letter, send email to brigada-today-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Another valuable tool we want you to know about is Resources for Christian Missionaries Check it out.

And also see WORLD CHRISTIAN RESOURCE DIRECTORY Helping you reach your world for Jesus.

For Travel - Good Shepherd Baptist Mission If you are a pastor, missionary or full time Christian worker and you ever break down on the road in the US and need assistance call Good Shepherd Baptist Mission at 1-800-226-9391 for no cost assistance with repairs and housing.

Baptist Missionary Transportation Ministry (BMTM)
http://bmtm.org
BMTM provides quality, dependable transportation to missionaries who are coming back to US on furlough. At present, they have 42 vehicles for missionaries and church workers who need transportation.

CMTS Ministries
http://www.cmtsministries.com/index.html
CMTS Ministries supplies and equips missionaries and ministries across the globe with vehicles, mechanical support, technical equipment and specialized supplies and services.

Furlough Ministries
http://www.furloughministries.org
Furlough Ministries Their vehicle lease includes unlimited mileage, all major mechanical repairs as well as vehicle insurance making it very convenient, and affordable, for missionaries. Or lease rate is $280 a month and the vehicles can travel anywhere in the continental U.S.. No travel into Canada or Mexico.

Grace Corporation
http://www.gracecorporation.org
Grace Corporation provides low-cost transportation for Christian missionaries while they are back in US. They provide the vehicle, licensing, and liability insurance on the vehicle.

Macedonian Call Foundation
http://www.mcftx.org/
Macedonian Call Foundation provides cars and other transportation for Southern Baptist missionaries.

Mission Auto Connection
http://www.autosinohio.com
Mission Auto Connection sells used vehicles for missionaries and the general public. They also do service, rentals, body shop work, and sell accessories.

Missionary Ministries
http://www.missionaryministries.org
Missionary Ministries provide short-term, suitable, dependable transportation for missionaries, pastors or Christian workers especially in times of need.

Missionary Motors
http://www.missionarymotors.com
Missionary Motors serves missionaries in the areas of automotive repair and loaner vehicles.

Missionary TECH Team's Mechanical Services / Missionary Furlough Vehicle
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Missionary-Furlough-Vehicles-by-Missionary-TECH-Team/196785247007743?v=info
http://www.techteam.org/
The Missionary TECH Team's Mechanical Services provides a safe and reliable transportation solution, supplying rental cars and vans to missionaries on furlough, as well as to Christian service workers.

Righteous Rides
http://www.righteousrides.org
Righteous Rides leases minivans to evangelical missionaries during their trips home from the field. Aside from that, they also provide 24-hour technical assistance should their clients encounter any problems.

Gibbs Law Firm - David C.Gibbs III, 5666 Seminole Blvd., Suite Two, Seminole, FL 33772. Phone: 727-399-8300. Will fit missionaries in for appts and offer services at no cost.


Aviation Missions Facilitates cooperation and coordination of missionary aviation assets for contingency evacuation of missionaries and family members in underdeveloped countries.


Mission Aviation Fellowship We operate a fleet of 46 light aircraft from 17 bases in eight countries in Africa, Asia, Eurasia, and Latin America. Our pilots save valuable travel time and cover seemingly impossible distances in minutes or hours compared to days by foot, road, or river. Each year, we fly over two million nautical miles to speed the work of some 600 Christian and humanitarian organizations. MAF flights support indigenous churches and local evangelists, create access to medical care, provide disaster relief, and make community development projects possible in some of the most remote places on earth.


Happy Acres Mission Transit Center, Tom and Jewel Young, 1709 Old country Place, Woodstock, GA 30188. Phone: 1-770-475-9154 Fax: 1-770-343-9783 hamtc@bellsouth.net Provides a clothes closet for missionaries.

Missionary Care Center, First Baptist Church Atlanta, 4400 N. Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30338. Contact person: Linda Taylor; Email: ltaylor@fba.org; Phone: 1-770-234-8441. Provides prayer, clothing, household items, books and tapes.

Repeat Boutique, 1825 College Ave., Wheaton, IL 60187. Phone: 1-630-462-7341. Distributes clothing to missionaries at no cost. Store hours are Monday through Friday 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM.

Price Evangelistic Ministries Price Evangelistic Ministries provides new or gently used clothing to missionaries and missions teams at no cost. Located in Seattle, Washington and available by appointment. Please see the website for contact information. http://www.price-ministries.org/

Google Voice - Stay in touch from any screen. Cheap international rates. Use your free number to text, call, and check voicemail — all from one app. Plus, Google Voice works on all of your devices so you can connect and communicate how you want.

Google Hangouts - Talk to your friends and family. Hangouts lets you video call, phone, or message the people you love for free with a data connection.

Blessed Hope Communications Christian owned US long distance service with cheap rates for people living in the USA. Get 4.9 cents per minute interstate rates with no monthly or hidden fees.

Yahoo! Voice (formerly Dialpad) Using this service, you can talk via your computer to phones in certain countries, thereby avoiding, in many cases, extensive international telephone bills.

Dial-Abroad.org Run by missionary family offering worldwide, international phone service with cheap country-to-country long distance rates.

Non-Profit Organization Pricing On Microsoft Software
Consistent Computer Bargains is the sole outlet selling Microsoft software to charities and non-profits at greatly reduced prices. Churches and mission organizations and missionaries qualify. Fine print: Initial order must be any combination of 5 or more MS licenses, and CCB must have a copy of your organization's 501(c)(3) form (from the IRS) and State Tax Exempt Form in their files. Hint:Buy one license for MS Office and four throw-away licenses (at $4 each) for Windows Server.

Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (ABWE), PO Box 8585, Harrisburg, PA 17105  Phone - (717)774-7000 As we understand they send their representatives to the place where the missionary is returning.

Barnabas International Re-entry for MK's PO Box 11211 Rockford, IL 61126 Phone: 815-395-1335 Fax: 815-395-1385 mkreentry@barnabas.org

Beverly Richardson, Ph.D., New Song Christian Counseling And Missionary Care   www.newsongchristiancounseling.com   Cell Phone: 770-310-5855   Skype: beverly.richardson1   Skype phone: 404-963-8740

RE-ENTRY TEAM: Caring For Your Returning Missionaries by Neal Pirolo. Copyright 2000. Published by Emmaus Road International. Available at http://www.eri.org, (858) 292-7020, or 7150 Tanner Court, San Diego, CA 92111 USA

Re-Entry, Making the Transition from Missions to Life at Home. It was published by YWAM in 1992. The ISBN is0-927545-40-3.

Salvation Army has published a book called Crossing Cultures: How to Manage the Stress of Re-Entry edited by Margaret Burt and Peter Farthing, 1996 The Salvation Army, Australia Eastern Territory, 140 Elizabeth Street, Sydney 2000, Australia. ISBN 0 909206 39 2.

The Art of Coming Home, by Craig Storti, Intercultural Press, PO Box 700, Yarmouth, ME 04096. Phone: 1-800-370-2665. Storti takes the reader through the re-entry experience, defining four stages and providing suggestions for successful repatriation.

The Missionary Training Service has also published a booklet called The Missionary Team: Extending God's Kingdom Together which covers re-entry among many other practical aspects of missionary work. e-mail: coord@missionarytraining.org

Third Culture Family Services 2685 Meguiar Drive, Pasadena, CA 91107. empurn@aol.com Support groups for adult MKs; consultation on MK care.

PastorCARE, P.O. Box 52044, Raleigh, North Carolina 27612, Connects needy pastors and spouses with dentists. Phone - 919-787-7024 staff@pastorcare.org

A Bible study guide called, Finding Strength for the Journey, Author Janice Lemke drew from experiences as a missionary when writing this series of thirty studies that explores topics such as perseverance in hardship, dealing with depression, handling conflict, and benefit from trials cjlemke@cs.com

PastorCare, Nat. network connects needy pastors and spouses with confidential intercessors, hospitality hosts, and counselors/mentors. Phone: 919-787-7024 staff@pastorcare.org

Peters Wife, Help and encouragement for women living cross culturally.

Women of the Harvest, ministry of support and encouragement for women in cross-cultural ministry. Magazine with inspiring stories and helpful tips for those living overseas. Plus int. conferences. 1- 877-789-7778 info@womenoftheharvest.com

Missionary InternshipColorado Springs Jim North's family was on the mission field in Indonesia for about 20 years. He lost his wife to breast cancer in 1996 and his new wife, Janice, lost her husband to a sudden heart attack in 1995, so they both are well acquainted with grief and much of their focus is on helping missionaries work through their grief, on and off the field, to help them stay effective. He does workshops around the world. Phone 719-594-4235.

Richmont Graduate University (formerly Psychological Studies Institute) 2055 Mt. Paran Rd., Atlanta, GA 30327 404-233-3949 or 1-888-924-6774 (toll free) Fax: 404-239-9460 or second location: 1815 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga,TN. 37404 423-266-4574 or 1-888-267-4073 (toll free) Fax: 423-265-7375

A manual providing medical advice/tips for the overseas traveler and expatriate worker. Dr. Jon Askew, a missionary doctor with Frontiers and Paraclete, put together a thorough and readable explanation of health tips for overseas. http://www.gninsurance.com/medical_advice.asp

A library of short, readable articles about understanding international health insurance http://www.gninsurance.com/newlib.asp

A listing of health insurance plans for every conceivable missionary need: Career workers, short-term workers, short-term teams, internationals coming to the USA, furlough, USA short-term coverage, medical evacuation, war/terrorism etc. www.gninsurance.com

Insurance Services of America, has for years assisted missionaries, churches and mission groups with international health and life insurance, now they are offering a brand new Rx discount card. For details, a free quote and to apply for coverage call at 1-800-256-3222.

Blessings International, Tulsa, OK. has pharmaceuticals, vitamins, over-the-counter medicines, and medical supplies available for use in non-profit clinics at reduced costs.

Christian Chiropractors Association, P.O. Box 9715, 2550 Stoves #B-102, Fort Collins, CO 80525. Phone: 1-800-999-1970 or 1-970-482-1404 Fax: 1-970-482-1538 Lists names and contact information for Christian doctors nation wide. Also offers a program called ‘Furlough Care Program'. Free chiropractic care is available to missionaries and their families who are at home on furlough or to those who are on deputation and who are about to leave the country for one year or more.

Christian Medical and Dental Associations, 2604 Hwy. 421, Bristol, TN 37620. The CMDA's web sites will allow people to search for Christian doctors and dentists across the nation. There is no charge for this. main@cmda.org.

Godspeed Missionary Care Services offers Christ-centered ministry to Christian missionaries and pastors hampered by emotional stress, situational conflict, or physical illness, to enable them to fulfill their mission and calling. 7520 Monticello Road, Columbia, SC 292  PH: 803-744-0841  Fax: 803-254-0370 http://www.godspeedservices.org

MED-HELP Resource guide and medical database, medical questions, video conferencing with medical professionals, medical videos/pictures, ask the nurses, ask the doctors.

Center for Intercultural Training in Union Mills, NC provides pre-field missionary training in cross-cultural living and second language acquisition.   See their website for details of the training and how to contact them.   www.cit-online.org

Elijah Company Missionary Mentorship Network They have a bi-monthly newsletter providing encouragement, prospective, training for missionaries. Membership is free. To subscribe send a blank letter to: elijahcompany-mentorshipnetwork-subscribe@strategicnetwork.org

Barnabas Int. Reentry Seminar for the Sons and Daughters of Missionaries PO Box 11211, Rockford, IL 61126 Phone: 815-395-1335 Fax:815-395-1385 mkreentry@barnabas.org

Interaction International Giving high school/college students a running start through transition to North America and into life beyond. P.O. Box 863; Wheaton, IL 60187 Phone: (630)653-8780 Fax: (815)846-1778 E-mail: office@interactionintl.org

MKSTAY (formerly Joseph House Ministries) Evangelical inter-mission and interdenominational MK Transition home for college aged MKs in Fort Mill, SC (10 minutes from Charlotte, NC). Mark Tidwell and Dedria Davis-Tidwell, Directors MKSTAY, 655 Smythe Road, Fort Mill, SC 29715, 803-548-3528 or info@mkstay.org

Third Culture Family Services, 2685 Meguiar Drive, Pasadena, CA 91107. empurn@aol.com Support groups for adult MKs; consultation on MK care.

Third Culture Kids The following web sites focus on care for children of career missionaries: www.mknet.org www.tckworld.com www.webring.org/cgi-bin/webring?ring=mkschools;listwww.mksafetynet.net

Berea College Berea, Kentucky 40404 Contact: admissions@berea.edu Toll-Free:1-800-326-5948 Fax: 859-985-3512 Phone - 859-985-3000 http://www.berea.edu/

Blue Mountain College Denominational activity (Acteens, Bible Drill, and MK) scholarships are available. Athletic scholarships are offered in basketball and tennis to female students who demonstrate strong athletic skills. www.bmc.edu/scholarships.asp

California Baptist University, a new Christian engineering school. Enrollment is limited. http://www.calbaptist.eduLarge academic scholarships are available. Home schoolers and MK's are most welcome. Foreign students are not required to have a minimum TOEFL score because ESL training is available. Send questions to: engineering@calbaptist.edu

College Boards single, comprehensive resource to help students navigate college and career planning process. http://apps.collegeboard.com/myroad/navigator.jsp?t=351&i=homepage

Covenant College, a Christian college located in Lookout Mountain, GA, U.S.A. http://www.covenant.edu Visit the Covenant web site or contact the Admissions Office at 706-820-2398 (U.S.) or by email at admissions@covenant.edu

Culinary Scholarships MK Restaurant Scholarship (Sponsored by owners Michael and Lisa Kornick) Four $2,500 scholarships toward tuition at Kendall College in Evanston, Illinois. www.starchefs.com/cooking_school_finder/html/scholarship.php

Free searchable database contains 600,000 scholarships, fellowships, grants and loans and is updated daily. www.fastweb.monster.com

Goodcall Scholarship One of the largest databases of scholarships on the web www.goodcall.com

Joseph House Ministries Evangelical inter-mission and interdenominational MK Transition home for college aged MKs in Fort Mill, SC (10 minutes from Charlotte, NC). www.mkstay.org Two excellent schools within a ten minute drive of our MK home-- York Technical College http://www.yorktech.com/ and Winthrop University http://www.winthrop.edu/ Mark Tidwell and Dedria Davis-Tidwell, Directors Joseph House Ministries/MKSTAY, 655 Smythe Road, Fort Mill, SC 29715, 803-548-3528 or Dedria@mkstay.org They are experienced in helping acquire excellent scholarships.

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary at www.nobts.edu.

Psychological Studies Institute 2055 Mt. Paran Rd., Atlanta, GA 30327 Ph - 404-233-3949 or 1-888-924-6774 (toll free) Fax: 404-239-9460 or second location: 1815 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404 Phone - 423-266-4574 or 1-888-267-4073 (toll free) Fax: 423-265-7375 http://www.psy.edu/

Sallie Mae, the nations leading provider of education funding. www.collegeanswer.com/index.jsp

Southern Nazarene University (Bethany, Oklahoma) offers an MK scholarship of up to 50% tuition to children of Nazarene missionaries. Southern Nazarene University 6729 NW 39th, Bethany, OK 73008 http://home.snu.edu/~hculbert

The SNU MK group is part of a larger fraternity of Missionary Kids: International Mu Kappa Organization. Offers scholarships. home.snu.edu/~hculbert/mk.htm

This source claims to be the world's largest and oldest private sector scholarship database. www.fastaid.com

This database contains more than 600,000 awards totaling $1.6 billion. www.collegenet.com/mach25

This search engine is divided into six categories of scholarships: ethnic, athletic, art, corporate, organizational and military. United Methodist Church has funds available for qualified MK's, or for those termed as "in full time service." See sites below:

http://www.gbhem.org/gbhem/loans2.html http://www.umcom.org/ http://www.fummwa.org/ http://www.umhef.org/ http://www.naumf.org/members1.htm

Go to www.brigada.com for archives for December 3, 1999. Under Files you can retrieve "for free" an extensive guide. Go to the section on packing. There you will find 17 pages of tips.

San Francisco- Oakland Bay Area http://www.homeofpeace.comProvides cargo shipping services to Christian missionaries and missions organizations.

We offer email newsletter. www.POMnet.orgDiane Stortz, Co-Founder, EStortz@cinci.rr.com Information@POMnet.org

Agape Ministries, Jeffrey Robertson, Director, 6840 Prairie Run, Portage, Indiana 46368, Phone (219) 763-4767 Fax: (219) 763-4767 E-Mail jfrbrtsn@aol.com Provides individual, couple and family Christian counseling and psychotherapy to spiritual leaders and their families. Offices in Portage, Highland, Munster and Valpo, Indiana.

Barnabas, Staff with background in Biblical counseling, (Ph.D. to Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling) Others in continuing education counseling, specifically member care of missionaries. All the counseling staff has either served overseas or traveled extensively internationally. Chose not to focus on long-term care for those who might benefit most from a residency program. Focus on onsite counseling, a brother coming alongside a brother. http://www.barnabas.org barnabas@barnabas.org

Beverly Richardson, Ph.D., New Song Christian Counseling And Missionary Care www.newsongchristiancounseling.com Cell Phone: 770-310-5855 Skype: beverly.richardson1 Skype phone: 404-963-8740

Through their private home and Blue Rock Bed and Breakfast next door, Dr. Ed and Stephanie Hers provide hospitality for many each year near Lancaster, PA. They provide Christian counseling and healing ministry, especially welcoming missionaries, pastors, and ministry leaders for retreats, counseling, or debriefing. See their ministry page at http://healing.bluerockbnb.com. Contact them at 717-872-1192 for more details.

Budapest Care Center offers professional Christian counseling services for adult missionaries serving throughout Europe and Eurasia. Their primary work is short-term intensive counseling for adults/couples seeking help for themselves. Depression, trauma, anxiety, marriage conflict and burnout are among the more common concerns that bring people to the Care Center seeking help. The staff also provides training on understanding how personal and family problems develop, training on how to help others and seminars on marriage and family relationships. info@budapestcare.com http://www.budapestcare.com

Buffalo Ridge Retreat Center - A place to minister to pastors, missionaries, youth leaders, and others in Christian service - a place where we can accommodate people in a quiet, scenic country setting for times of personal restoration. We maintain an open door and provide hospitality for those the Lord sends our way. www.hiswayministries.org

Burnout What missionaries should know about burnout. http://www.synergos.net/synergos/missions/pdf/Missionaries-Burnout.pdf

Center for Individual and Family Therapy, Jim Masteller, Director, 840 Town and Country Road, Orange, CA. 92868, Phone 714-558-9266, Fax: 714-558-9322, E-Mail: info@cift-usa.com www.CIFT-USA.com Support for the local church, which includes counseling, training and retreats for the pastor and his family. Three other locations in California.

Colonial Woods Christian Counseling Center, Jack Woodburn, Director, Marge Nixon, Contact, 1101 Military Street, Port Huron, Michigan 48060, Phone (810)984-5575, Fax: (810) 984-6433 E-Mail: jdw555@aol.com Offers two-week counseling program designed for ministry professionals and their spouses.

Eagle Counseling Ministries, Inc, Charles Conn, president, P.O. Box 5253, Sun City West, Arizona 85376-5253, Phone (602)625-7998 Provides counseling available for hurting ministers/missionaries and their spouses at multiple offices in the greater Phoenix area.

Eagles Nest Christian Ministries Provides biblically based Christian counseling for ministers and their spouses. John Gowins, executive director, 6295 Lehman Drive, Suite B102, Colorado Springs, CO 80918 (719)593-7754, (800)533-4049 enretreat@aol.com

Fairhaven Ministries in Tennessee Nice facilities and counseling (if desired) for missionaries and Christian workers with very reasonable rates: Fairhaven Ministries, 2198 Roaring Creek Rd., Roan Mountain, TN 37687, Phone: (423)772-4269 Fairhaven2@juno.com Contact Tom Streeter

Family Care Center, Inc. Provides two-day, three-day and week-long counseling intensives for those who serve in vocations of ministry. Also provides missionary wellness assessments, patterning and mapping processes toward career changes, prospective employee screening and renewal time at a chalet on a 14-acre lake overlooking 150 acres of woods and rolling meadows. 7400 E. State Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46815 Phone: 260-493-0055 Fax: 260-493-2051

Gentle Shepherd Counseling Center, Maureen Cooper, director, 1469 S. Main Street, North Canton, OH 44720 Phone (330)499-3065 Fax: (330)499-3062 www.gentle-shepherd.com Offers individual, marital and family counseling, equine-assisted psychotherapy for depression, anxiety, OCD and recovery from sexual abuse. Experienced with missionary and pastoral families (children, teens and adults).

GRC enables Christian global workers to thrive! We provide counseling, debriefing, spiritual direction, and psychiatric care through our Columbia, SC office; on the field throughout Indonesia; and online anywhere outside North America where there is an internet connection. www.godspeedresources.org

Heartstream Resources Residential programs with professional services for serious needs (counsel, consultation, education, medical assessment), seminars and training in missionary care.101 Herman Lee Circle, Liverpool, PA 17045. Phone: (717)444-2374 Fax: 717-444-2574

LeaderCARE From an understanding of the distinct needs of those in leadership positions, provides a safe place where leaders in ministry can refresh their souls, renew their spirits and rediscover that God is the center of their journey. 2000 West University, Siloam Springs, AR. 72761 Phone (479) 524-7105 Fax: (479)524-7373 CRE@jbu.edu

Link Care, Fresno California offers counseling, pastoral care, and training to people in all walks of life, with a special emphasis on people in missions and ministry vocations. Call Ken Royer, 559 439 5920, ex. 122 E-mail to kenroyer@linkcare.org www.linkcare.org

Marble Retreat, a secluded Colorado lodge. Interdenominational psychotherapy center serving Christian ministers in crisis that offers a blend of spiritual and emotional approaches to touch the whole person. Specific scholarships may be available to certain areas of ministry. Inquire by calling the office. Phone: 1-888-216-2725 Marble Retreat , 139 Bannockburn, Marble, Colorado 81623 www.marbleretreat.org/ MinistryCare@marbleretreat.org

Mercy Matters, a loving ministry to hurting people. Waylon Ward, Founder, Christian Counselor, and Author of Sex Matters: Men Winning the Battle P.O. Box 680, McKinney, Texas 75070 Phone: 972-764-4300 waylonward@comcast.net

Minnesota Renewal Center, Patrick Repp, executive director, 1075 W. County Road E, Suite 209, Shoreview, MN, 55126-8057 Phone: (651)486-4828 Fax: (651)482-9119 mail@minnesotarenewal.org www.minnesotarenewal.org An inter-denominational renewal, counseling, consultation and mediation ministry designed to care for the emotional, developmental and leadership needs of ministers, missionaries, churches and Christian organizations.

The Pastoral Institute Telephone consultation, office counseling and coaching for pastors caught in church conflict and pastoral families under antagonist attack. Marvin Gardner, director, 1725 Wilbur Road., S.W., Roanoke, VA. 24015, (540) 345-6030 Fax:(540) 345-7415 contact@drmarvgardner.com

Peacemaker Ministries, Assisting churches, and equipping Christians and their churches to respond to conflict Biblically. www.hispeace.org

Peters Wife, Help and encouragement for women living cross culturally. www.peterswife.org

Richmont Graduate University (formerly Psychological Studies Institute) 2055 Mt. Paran Rd., Atlanta, GA 30327 404-233-3949 or 1-888-924-6774 (toll free) Fax: 404-239-9460 or second location: 1815 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga,TN. 37404 423-266-4574 or 1-888-267-4073 (tollfree) Fax: 423-265-7375

Shepherd's Heart - A worldwide non-denominational ministry for hurting spiritual leaders and pastors that will bring healing and restore them back into the ministry. www.shepherdsheartministry.com

Shiloh Place Ministries, Ministering the Father's Love. Conway, South Carolina www.shilohplace.org

Godspeed Services International (formerly SW Counseling Associates) in Littleton, Colorado, Christ-centered ministry offering help to Christian missionaries and pastors hampered by emotional stress, situational conflict, or physical illness, to enable them to fulfill their mission and calling. Phone: 1-803-744-0841

Ten Day Retreat for Cross-Cultural Workers, Credo Conference Center, Unspunnenstrasse 11, Wilderswil CH-3812, Switzerland Contact: Lori Hahn, Catalyst Int'l, info@catalystintl.org, (805)509-1974 Fly in to Zurich or Geneva; take the Swiss Rail to Interlaken West where they will pick you up.

Women of the Harvest, a ministry of support and encouragement for women in cross-cultural ministry. They have a magazine with inspiring stories and helpful tips for those living overseas. Plus international conferences. Phone: 1-877-789-7778 www.womenoftheharvest.com info@womenoftheharvest.com

World View Center Specializes in the mission community or in full time Christian service. Housing capabilities for singles, couples, and perhaps families are available. They are not plush, but certainly adequate for short term debriefs and such. 6012 SE Yamhill Street, Portland OR, 97215 USA Phone: (503)235-3818 Fax: (503)234-1639 Email: office@iiccworldview.org

Practical Ministry

Sogro's ( formerly EMERCY) mission is to provide a wide variety of services and projects that undergird missionaries and the churches that support them. Services include research, Sogro's ( formerly EMERCY) mission is to provide a wide variety of services and projects that undergird missionaries and the churches that support them. Services include research, logistical support, consulting, short term teams, supply shipments, care packets, and interim position filling. Phone: 205-391-9867

Campers on Mission, accepts short-term volunteer assignments across the US and Canada. Short-term volunteer opportunities found by logging on to The Bridge, a web-based information system that connects volunteers and missions by offering hundreds of projects for both individuals and groups. (One that excites us is their willingness to go and help build churches or ministry buildings at their own expense. You only have to supply a place for the campers to set up, and one meal a day.) Go to thebridge.namb.net. Or call the Volunteer Mobilization Center at 1 800-462-8657.

God's Provision Connecting the needs of the mission fields to God's Provision in his body. http://www.godsprovision.org/hearts.html

Hope Seeds-Christian Charitable Organization Hope Seeds is a Christian, charitable organization which provides seeds and agricultural support to missionaries and mission teams. http://www.hopeseeds.org/

Mission Projects Fellowship Non-profit organization providing equipment and supplies to mission boards in support of missionaries world wide. Phone: 215-491-1390 PO Box 477, Willow Grove, PA 19090

logistical support, consulting, short term teams, supply shipments, care packets, and interim position filling. Phone: 205-391-9867

Network Missions Connects resource providers with need recipients to further the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

U.S. Center for World Missions provides resources and support for missionaries.

Homes for Missionaries, a network of home owners who link Christians who have rooms or apartments available to missionaries in need. 35 W Duncan St, Apt 8, Columbus, OH 43202, Contact: Ann Lilygren @ 1-614-262-6499 alilygren@juno.com.

Please Note Though we do our best to keep our list up to date you need to know that some of these guest homes may have closed. We apologize if you find that to be the case.

GENERAL

A Candle in the Window Hospitality Network (www.acandleinthewindow.com) - Designed for 1-2 night stays as folks are traveling. Missionaries are always free, while other Christian households, pay $30 a year for one year membership or $50 to join for two years. They have members in most states, 6 continents, and almost 20 countries. Contact information is on their website.

Chritian Hospitality Network- Thanks to Christian innkeepers, more than 400 bed and breakfast inns now provide rooms and suites for pastors and missionaries at substantially reduced rates. Inns are located in all 50 states, Canada, England, Honduras, Nicaragua, Thailand and the US Virgin Islands. Each inn offers a minimum of 25% discount to full-time Christian workers. http://www.christianhospitalitynetwork.org/

Homes for Missionaries, network of home owners linking Christians with rooms or apartments available to missionaries, Ann Lilygren, 35 W Duncan St, Apt 8, Columbus, OH 43202 Phone: 1-614-262-6499 alilygren@juno.com www.Home4Missionaries.org

Life Impact offers hosted Oases of rest and renewal for International Workers, Pastors, and other Christian leaders.

Pastor's Retreat Network No Fees, No Agenda, No Schedule, Just time with Him. www.pastorsretreatnetwork.org/

CAMPING

Christian Camping International in Colorado Springs (719.260.9400) publishes a list of retreat centers.

United States (alphabetically ordered)

ALABAMA

Green Pond Baptist Church Prophet Chamber at church. Contact info: Green Pond Baptist Church, P.O. Box 42, Green Pond, Alabama 35074 http://www.greenpondbaptistchurch.com PastorCarlDHall@greenpondbaptistchurch.com PH: 205.938.7769


CALIFORNIA

Antioch Ranch - Get away at a beautiful location for quiet time with God or rest. www.antiochranch.com

Aylward Dorm, Asen Chang, c/o P.J. O'Malley, 1539 East Howard, Pasadena CA91104, PH: 626-398-2415 www.wciu.edu

Genesee Home includes a bedroom with a private bath, each with its own character for five nights, three meals per day, hostess gift, the use of our Library and all recreation activities on the ranch. Affordable to all Pastors or Missionaries and their spouses, we ask only to be reimbursed for approximately 1/3 of our operating expenses. This works out to be only $395 per couple. Inclusive of five nights stay in a beautiful restored Victorian Home. From time to time we offer unadvertised special rates. Call 530-284-1082. We offer a partial scholarship for a week at Genesee Home. 7202 Genesee Road, Taylorsville, CA 95983

Hospitality Homes Int., Lona Luczy, P.O. Box 415, Mariposa CA 95338, Ph. - 209-966-2988, 2-3 nights ($40), 4-7 nights ($80), requires reference form, requires letter on organization letterhead

House of Rest, 784 Santa Barbara St, Pasadena CA 91101, PH: 626-793-6878 Call FAR in advance

Providence Mission Homes, P.O. Box 40727, Pasadena, CA PH: 1-626-398-2487 Fax: 1-626-398-2488 E-mail: providencehomes1@yahoo.com PMH provides furnished housing at subsidized cost for missionaries on furlough. 47 furnished apartments ready for occupancy.

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area http://www.homeofpeace.com Provide cargo shipping services to Christian missionaries and missions organizations, guest lodging for ministerial travelers, and facilities for hosting small Christian retreats and seminars. Rates include overnight lodging, private on-suite bathrooms, expanded continental breakfast, and all local taxes. Provide daily towel service, and change bedding each 3-4 days (depending upon length of stay, guest preferences). Coin laundry available.

The Oaks, P.O. Box 437, 18651 Pine Canyon Road, Lake Hughes, CA. PH: 1-661-724-1018 Fax: 1-661-724-0310 Retreat units available, free to full time Christian workers. oaks@worldimpact.org www.theoakscamp.org/contact/index.php

Azusa Pacific University, Conferences Services - http://www.apu.edu/eventservices/conferences/, 701 E. Foothill Blvd, P.O. Box 7000, Azusa CA 91702-7000, Phone – (626) 815-6000 ext. 3265, dorm rooms available in summer between May - July, Please contact us at conference@apu.edu for further information or visit our website as well, http://www.apu.edu/eventservices/conferences/.


COLORADO

A Mountain Retreat, Rev. Victor Hunter, P O Box 1025, Conifer, CO 80433, 1-303-838-6262 1-303-838-7321

Christian Camping International in Colorado Springs Phone - 719-260-9400 publishes a list of retreat centers KJHurst@aol.com www.ccca.org

Easy Yoke Ranch, 4800 N. Creek Rd, Beulah, CO PH: 719-485-4800 sandy@ezyoke.org www.ezyoke.org

Glen Eyrie, outskirts of Colorado Springs, CO. Glen Eyrie and Eagle Lake, the conference and camping ministries of The Navigators, offer a variety of organized retreats, or the opportunity to stay in their facilities and design your own personal retreat. P.O. Box 6819, Colo. Springs, CO 80934 Reservations:719-634-0808 or 1-800-944-GLEN (4536)

High Calling, 4BR cabin in rural area outside Steamboat Springs, CO, made available to missionary guests for FREE one week a year. Contact Paula Gilbert tyjesus@aol.com

H.O.M.E. in Thornton, CO 303-453-0379 greg.deb bielindgren@juno.com

NEED R & R? - Business rancher/missionary couple with a luxury cabin available on their ranch in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Designed for those in ministry and missions needing a short get-a-way. Limit families with a maximum of two children. Request a very modest cost. E-mail: carolyn@operatorservices.com .

Prospect Valley, Contact Kimary Marchese, 10400 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO. 303-722-5835 info@ProspectValley.com www.prospectvalley.com/

Renewal Ministries - Contact Blair and Wendy Dalton, P.O. Box 740100, Arvada, CO 80006-0100 renewalministries@comcast.net

Road to Hebron http://road2hebron.jesusanswers.com Former missionaries Tom and Rebecca Daniels now serving at 209 Pond Dr., Divide, CO 80814 Phone - 719-687-3331 road2hebron@jesusanswers.com

Rocky Mountain Renewa - Rancho Mira Sol located in Durango, Colorado provides vacation homes for full-time evangelical pastors and missionaries and their families. A place of refreshment and relaxation for those in need of rest. Reservations are generally made 3 months in advance by phone: Contact: Gail Formby, Ministry Coordinator at (970) 259-7778 for reservations. Mailing address: Rancho Mira Sol, % Gail Formby, 4425 CR 228 Durango, Coloardo. E-mail:info@rockymountainrenewal.org.

Shelter Ministries, providing rest and renewal for missionary families. Contact Tim and Lynn Westberg at 719-522-1487 or contact@shelterpines.org. www.shelterpines.org

SonScape Re-creation Ministries, P.O.Box 7777, Woodland Pk, CO 80866 Phone: 719-687-7007 Fax: 719-687-7877

Strong Cross Ranch, Chris and Tonya Blessing, 13990 Country Road 194, Bennett, CO Lodging and meals to those in full-time Christian ministry who give minimal offering to cover food expenses. PH: 303-644-5910 StrongCrossRanch@wbecin.net www.strongcrossranch.com


DELAWARE

Bethel Baptist Church, 1217 Wilson Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803 1-302-478-7374

Missionary Furlough Homes, Inc., 303 Main St., Dover DE 19901, Phone - 302-734-2760, One 2 bedroom apartment


FLORIDA

il Villaggio Homes (formerly Bradenton Missionary Village) provides affordable housing, both permanent and furlough, to qualified evangelical missionaries and workers. For more information, visit their website at www.ilvillaggiohomes.com or call 941-746-1857.

D&D Missionary Homes is a haven for Christian workers in the Tampa/St Petersburg area. 50 fully furnished, air-conditioned housing units for occupancy up to one year. 4020 58th. Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33714 (727) 522-0522 Fax:(727) 522-0524 DDMissionaryHomes@juno.com

Granada Presbyterian Church Missionary Guest House, Miami, Florida Phone: 305-444-8435 Call FAR IN ADVANCE

Laguna Beach Christian Retreats, 20016 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413, www.christiancamp.com Phone: 850-234-2502 info@christiancamp.com

Global Launch Center Housing available through Globe Missions 4499 Twin Oaks Drive Pensacola, FL. 32506 850-453-3453
Point of Contact - Thelma Byler
ServantCARE $25 fee plus the cost as established by Globe - below

  • 2 dormitory sleeping areas (1 women's, 1 men's) each has 4 bunk beds with shared bath - $20/night per person
  • 2 small bedrooms- Each BR has 2 twin beds, 1 has a bunk, 1 has a trundle shared bath - $25/night - per person
  • 2 larger bedrooms each has a double bed and a bunk bed (2 twins) - private bath - $35/night per person
  • 1 VIP room with 1 queen bed and a desk- private bath. A cot or trundle can be added to this at no extra charge -$35/night/person
  • Additional cleaning fee of $25 for every stay

GEORGIA

Christ Baptist Church in North Augusta, South Carolina has a nice home serving as a refuge for pastors, evangelists, missionaries, and others in ministry. They offer a two night stay for retreats and have it available for other needed stays as well. There is no charge, but a donation is accepted. http://reformationretreat.org/

Happy Acres Mission Transit Center, Contact Tom and Jewel Young, 1709 Old Country Place, Woodstock, GA. 1-770-475-9154 Fax: 1-770-343-9783 hamtc@bellsouth.net

Paradise Mountain Ministries, P.O. Box 635, Toccoa. Georgia 30577 Phone: 770-442-9254

Restoration Road, 7890 Restoration Rd., Blairsville, GA 30512 Private homes for clergy families' rest and restoration, on several acres of lovely property in a peaceful setting in rural Georgia. Contact Joann Earl (706)745-7411

The Snows Mill Guesthouse, 1791 Snows Mill Road, Bogart, GA. (1 1/4 hours from Athens/University of Georgia) Missionaries may stay from 3 days to 4 weeks, no charge for staying at the guesthouse. info@missionarycareministry.org www.missionarycareministry.org


IDAHO

Allison Ranch Wilderness Retreat For Christian Workers -- On the Salmon River in Idaho wilderness for full-time Christian workers. Guests arrive at the Ranch by chartered plane. Hosts in charge of needs, including all meals in the main lodge. Hiking, fishing, swimming or sunning on the sandy beaches. Elk and deer graze outside cabin. All the comforts of home without the intrusion of the world. Website: http://www.replace.com/allison Contact Judy at 208-377-3005 thomasfoundation@juno.com

The Retreat, 29961 N. Highway 41, Spirit Lake, ID 208-623-4402


ILLINOIS

Action Company, Ray Gonzales, 5375 Rt. 34, Oswego IL 60543, Phone: 708-554-1013, An apartment above some offices.

Bethany Chapel in Wheaton, Illinois (a Plymouth Brethren Assembly) has an unfurnished house and apartments available that are "sometimes" available. Phone: 630-653-5285

BR Guest House 1044 N Humphrey Ave , Oak Park, IL, Phone: 708-383-9977

Chicago Missionary Guest Apartments (Brethren Assemblies), but do take requests from non-assembly missionaries. Five fully furnished apartments available for short or long term stays in Glen Ellyne, Illinois (western suburb of Chicago). Visit our web site at www.cmga.info. Request donation of $20.00 per night to offset operating expenses.

Deer Ridge Ministries, Located near Freeport, IL 5 day Sabbath rest, self directed study retreats for full time pastors and their spouses from 4 PM on Sun. through 11 AM Fri. The four suites include private bathrooms, desk-sitting area for study. Several common areas, swimming pool, and tennis court on 11 acre country estate. B-fast and lunch foods are provided, all guests gather in the dining room for the evening meal together. All rooms, food, linens and towels, are furnished at NO COST to pastors and their spouses. Contact David and Lois Decker, Directors c/o Highpoint Inn, 2440 East River Road, Freeport, IL 61032 (815)248-2480 Dalou1087@stateline-isp.com www.deerridgeministries.org

First Baptist Church, 875 West Grove Road, Decatur, Illinois 1(217)429-2121 fbchurchdecatur@juno.com

Franson-Risberg Memorial Mission Home, 2839 W McLean Ave, Chicago, IL 1(773)772-4348

Mark and Karen Edwards' Home, c/o Stephanie Wilson, 544 S. Harvey, Oak Park, Illinois 60304 Phone: (708)383-5257

Missionary Furlough Homes (furnished) in Wheaton, Illinois (dedicated to providing Missionary Housing) (630)665-0020 furlough.homes@juno.com 18 housing units are available to active evangelical missionaries. There is a monthly fee plus utilities.

Wycliffe Bible Translators in West Chicago: Contact Ken (630-876-0876) housing coordinator. Have a guest house that people can rent for two weeks at a time for $15 per person, per night. Also has housing (furnished) for rent for long term. Rent $525-$575 depending on size of home. Sometimes staff will sublet some of their bedrooms.

Railroad House of Prayer John and Mona Ketchum, 687 East Maple, Nashville, Illinois 62263, (618)327-292


INDIANA

Bethany Farms, Lafayette, IN Phone: 1(317)896-3625

Calvary Chapel, 455 W. Springfield Drive, Terre Haute, IN Phone: (812)443-5800

Franklin Road Baptist Church, 51 N. Franklin Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 1(317)897-1298

Harvest Prayer Center Terre Haute, Indiana, north of I-70 and US 40.65 acre prayer retreat center with 4 acre lake, guest cabin in the woods. Prayer Chapel and peaceful trails 812-443-5703

Shepherd's Bethel, offers Independent Baptists (only) 12 mobile homes and duplexes on 22 acres of rolling hills surrounded by woods. Contact them at Box 37, 6952 W. County Road 100 N., West Baden Springs, IN. 47469 Phone: 1(888)799-0323 or 1(812)936-9648 Fax: 1(812)936-4688 shepbeth@shepherdsbethel.org

Shunem Ministries located in Noblesville, Indiana exists to partner with evangelical mission agencies. The guest house is a place where traveling missionaries can come apart for physical, spiritual, emotional, and ministry renewal. Spacious 11,000 square ft facility is designed to meet those needs. For more info or to make a reservation visit them online at www.shunem.org or call Jim and Jeanette Vermilya at 317-219-3106.

Vitality Care Center, 2821 Hillegas Rd, Fort Wayne, IN, Phone: (260)471-1950 www.thechalet.org

pastorcoaching.1@juno.com


IOWA

Harvest House :: Guest Missionary Housing Grace Church Missionary Housing in Des Moines.


KANSAS

Buffalo Ridge Retreat Center - A place to minister to pastors, missionaries, youth leaders, and others in Christian service - a place where we can accommodate people in a quiet, scenic country setting for times of personal restoration. We maintain an open door and provide hospitality for those the Lord sends our way. www.hiswayministries.org

MARYLAND

Free Methodist Church, 15712 Peach Orchard, Silver Spring, MD 20904 Phone: (301)384-2883

Peach Orchard Christian Retreat Center, Motel style rooms. PH: 301-384-3305 peachorchardretreat@yahoo.com


MASSACHUSETTS

Southborough, Massachusetts branch of L'Abri is approximately 45 minutes west of Boston. The main house is an old New England mansion on twenty-one acres. Phone: (508)481-6490 Fax: (508)460-5021 Mail: L'Abri Fellowship, 49 Lynbrook Road, Southborough, MA 01772 USA Email: southborough@labri.org www.labri.org

Walker Missionary Homes, Inc., Dr and Mrs R. A. Gray, 144 Hancock St, Auborndale, MA 1(617)969-3919


MICHIGAN

Elim Retreats, beside the waters of Lake Huron, 2.5 hours north of Detroit, their mission is to provide the place and occasion for the Lord to bring refreshment and renewal to lives, and renewed vision for service to Him. Low-key preventative pastoral care to leaders in ministry. Contact Henry or Diane Stewart at contact@elimretreats.org. http://www.elimretreats.org/

Wolfe Bay Retreat, Eastern Upper Michigan, Greg and Lorelei Carlson, aai@aaintl.com www.reedfam.net/WolfeBay , 1300 sq. ft. cabin with full kitchen, 3 BR, 2 Bath, rec room, fireplace, and winterized.


MINNESOTA

Northwestern College 3003 Snelling Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55113-1598 Phone: (651)631-5100 Dorms with efficiency apts. w/kitchen Long term use.

Rochester, MN, central office of L'Abri, and also a small residential branch, which is limited to 4-5 students who can study up to two weeks each month. Friday evening lectures/discussions occur in series through out the year. L'Abri Fellowship ,1465 12th Ave NE,Rochester, MN 55906-1383 Fax:(507)536-0108 www.labri.org/ rochester@labri.org


MISSISSIPPI

Gilead Retreat & Conference, 297 CR 244, P.O. Box 10, Etta, MS Phone: (662)234-4465 pastorsfriend@directway.com


MISSOURI

Anchor Missionary and Retreat Center Provides accommodations along with an understanding and listening ear. H.L.

Goodman, 170 Deckard Lane, Kimberling City, MO 65686 417-739-9017 drhlgoodman@cebridge.net www.anchor-retreat.com

FMU Guest House, Main & Mill Street, Smithville, MO 64089 Phone: 1(816)532-0550 Fax: 1-503-655-5132

Philemon International, Kansas City, MO Housing for missionaries and those in Christian service. The loft is free of charge for any family in Christian ministry, and may be reserved for use up to one year at a time. Philemon International, 313 W. North Avenue, Belton, MO 64012 Phone:(816)331-6092 Fax: (816)331-6092 Refreshing_hearts@philemoninternational.com http://www.philemoninternational.com/index.html

The Brook at Bethpage, Gaines and Sandy Dittrich and Bernie and Deon Belcher, 1461 Elkhorn Road, Stella, Missouri 64867 Phone: (417)628-3041, (913)764-3043 info@brookatbethpage.com www.brookatbethpage.com


MONTANA

Columbia Mountain Cabins Retreat, 980 Jensen Road, Columbia Falls, MT 1(406)892-3005 or 1(352)796-3354 colmtcab@hotmail.com www.montanaweb.com/colmtcab

Mountain Top Retreat located south of Bozeman, Montana bordering the Gallatin National Forest. Six houses available. Pastors and full time Christian workers are offered a $15 per day discount off daily rates. 13705 Cottonwood Canyon Road , Bozeman, MT 59718 Phone: 1(406)763-4566 info@mountaintopretreat.org www.mountaintopretreat.org/


NEBRASKA

Christ is King Community Church located in Norfolk has two homes available. One can be rented long term while the other comes with 2 guest rooms and an additional basement apartment. Contact Bill and Diane Leeking at (402)640-8477.


NEW HAMPSHIRE

Anne & John Scoggins, 11 Flint Meadow Drive, Brookline, NH 03033 Phone: (603)673-3504 or 889-4020

B & B, Jacque & Steve Kirchoff, 3 Ledgewood Road, Bedford, NH 03102 Phone: (603)472-2713

Anne & John Scoggins, 11 Flint Meadow Drive, Brookline, NH 03033 Phone: (603)673-3504 or 889-4020

The Escape House, Stoddard, NH A hexagonal home with an 8ft. wraparound deck overlooks Island Pond, 90 min. from Boston. House comfortably sleeps seven and features a sunken conversation pit, fireplace, two bedrooms, driveway basketball court and a furnished kitchen with public beach across the street. Normal rate is $75 per day, but other arrangements may be made. Contact: Rob and Debbie Killeffer 192 West Street Braintree, MA 02184 mrspastor7@aol.com

The Leadership Center 4 days and 3 nights on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire Steve and Christie Bravo, Box 2009, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire 03894, Phone: (603)569-4004, info@tlcretreats.org www.tlcretreats.org


NEW JERSEY

Calvary Baptist Church, Rev Robert Moore, 262 S Main St., Flemington, NJ 98822 1(908)782-6608

Cedar Lane Missionary Homes, 108 Cedar Lane, Laurel Springs, NJ 08021. Wonderful community of homes for missionaries home on a long-term furlough/home assignment. Located across the river from Philadelphia and just off the Atlantic City highway. Contact them directly.

First Baptist Church of Cape May, 101 S Main St, Cape May, NJ, Phone: 1(609)465-5511 Fax:1(609)465-8003 www.firstbaptistcourthouse.org

Furlough Cottages of the Interdenominational Foreign, 12 to 26 N. Portland Ave., Ventor, New Jersey 08406, Phone - 610-649-5816

Haddon Heights Baptist Church, John Carter, 3rd and Station Avenues, Haddon Heights, NJ Phone: 1(856)547-3579 hhbc_1@hotmail.com www.haddonheightsbaptist.org

Immanuel Baptist Church, Rev Herb Mitchell, 27 Spruce St, P O Box 221, Maple Shade, NJ 1(609)779-1807 1(609)665-0230

Liebenzall Mission Guest House, Box 66 07870, Schooley's Mountain, NJ Phone: (908)852-6012 Fax: (908)852-4351 Liebenzell_USA@compuserve.com

Marie Estates, Jean and Cal Coffelt, 175 Arney's Mt Rd, Pemberton, NJ 1(609)894-9510

Park Bible Baptist Church, Earl Page, 86 Sparles Ave, Pennsville, NJ 1(609)768-2937


NEW MEXICO

Beulah Ministries, Albuquerque, 800-545-6552, www.hosanna.org

Faith Mountain Fellowship, Held the first week in October yearly. Contact them at (505)754-6653 or P.O. Box 99, Red River, New Mexico 87558.


NEW YORK

AIM Guest House, 135 W. Crooked Hill Rd., Pearl River, NY Phone: (845)735-2533 hostess.us@aimint.net

Camp Pinnacle, 621 Pinnacle Road, Voorheesville, NY (800)350-5485 info@camppinnacle.org www.camppinnacle.org

Hephzibah Heights, 51 West 75th Street, New York City, NY Phone: (212)787-6150

www.hhouse.org This charming Victorian brownstone can accommodate up to 24 guests in one of the very nice neighborhoods of Manhattan. The facility is reserved for individuals and groups who are in Christian ministry (paid and volunteer).

Perth Bible Church in Amsterdam Apartments and duplex are available. Seven miles of off interstate I-90 (Exit 27). We are Northwest of Albany (about 30 miles) and West of Saratoga Springs (23 miles) Contact Mark & Diane Murphy office@perthbiblechurch.org


NORTH CAROLINA

Canaan Land Christian Retreat, Lake Toxaway, NC, 1(863)318-9245 January-April 15 1(828)966-4513 April 15-December

Center for Intercultural Training in Union Mills, NC provides pre-field missionary training in cross-cultural living and second language acquisition. See their website for details of the training and how to contact them. www.cit-online.org

Hidden Hollow Retreat Center located in the heart of the Brushy Mountains near Wilkesboro, NC. Secluded housing for leaders, artists and intercessors or Christians who just want to get to God for a period of time. The 50 mile views are breathtaking. Rates start at $45 per night for an apartment all to yourself. Contact: Pat & Grace Selvey Phone: (704)392-7594 Info@RetreatCabin.com www.retreatcabin.com

JAARS, Phone: 1(800)890-0628. Ask for Jeanette Brantley.

Lazy Daze Cabin. Blue Ridge Mountains near West Jefferson, NC on the side of Mount Jefferson and boasts all-new furnishings and private surroundings, yet has close-to-town convenience. Great place for those in Christian ministry to spend time alone with God, or for those looking for an informal small-group retreat setting. (336) 419-0542. Gary and Kari Raines http://www.LazyDazeCabin.com

Siloam Missionary Homes, Snow Camp, North Carolina Phone: (336)376-8200 http://www.siloamhomes.org/location.htm There is a reservation deposit fee of $150.00. Your cost to stay at Siloam is $200.00 per month, plus your actual utility and telephone bills.


OHIO

Beulah Beach Guest House, 6101 West Lake Road, Vermillion, Ohio Phone: (440)967-4861 camp@beulahbeach.org www.beulahbeach.org

Lewisburg (Dayton suburb) - Inn set on 25 beautifully wooded acres, replete with swimming pool, basketball courts, walking trails, and prayer garden. This location has two facilities, one 8,270 and the other 6,230 square feet respectively. The ministry is dedicated to providing support, encouragement, and Sabbath rest for those in full-time ministry (not the family, couples and singles only). Guests may arrive mid-morning on Monday and depart Friday afternoon. Contact Bob at bobinnkeeper@aol.com or 937-962-8312. See what is available at www.innkeeperministries.org.

Riverside Retreat For Pastors Provides a peaceful, spiritual environment where busy pastors can rest and have uninterrupted time in worship, prayer and the Word. (800)682-2663, (419)994-5204 mvcanoe@bright.net www.riverside-retreat.com


OKLAHOMA

Bethany First Church of the Nazarene has mission home. 6789 NW 39th Expressway, Bethany, OK 73008 Phone: (405)789-2050 http://www.bethanynaz.org/

Lloyd & Judy Colston, 617 SE Second, Pryor, OK 74361, Phone: (918)825-6514, Fax: (918)825-2727 Lloyd.colston@svis.org


OREGON

Bohannon Mission House established as comfortable, fully furnished refuge for missionaries and families while furloughed. House and studio apartment are fully furnished and available to missionaries on leave at a nominal rent. Contact far in advance. missions@amministries.org

Columbia Christian College, dorm suites Betty Astin, 9101 E. Burnside, Portland Oregon 97220, 503-255-7060, Only available during summer break

He Restoreth Ministries, P.O. Box 47, Butte Falls, OR 97522. Ministering refreshing as former MK's and missionaries and counsel (he is a clinical psychologist) on 114 acres of beautiful Orgeon countryside with forest, fields, a pond and creeks. Contact Brent and Ruth Ullom at 541-865-7907 or http://www.HeRestoreth.com Care@HeRestoreth.com

Oasis, Life Impact, P.O. Box 4088, Sun River, Oregon, (541)595-7415 Providing international worker care in quality facilities http://www.lifeimpactoregon.org

Shelter Cove Resort, West Odell lake Rd., Hwy. 58, Cascade Summit, OR 97425 Phone: (503)433-2548, HA missionaries, not home staff Columbia Christian College, dorm suites. Betty Austin, 9101 E. Burnside, Portland, Oregon 97220, Phone: (503)255-7060, Only available during summer season.


PENNSYLVANIA

Blue Mountain Christian Retreat, 1 Christian Lane at Blue Mountain Dr., New Ringgold, PA. 570-386-2154 info@bmcr.org http://www.bmcr.org

Cedar Lane Missionary Homes, 108 Cedar Lane, Laurel Springs, NJ 08021. Wonderful community of homes for missionaries home on a long-term furlough/home assignment. Located across the river from Philadelphia and just off the Atlantic City highway. Contact them directly.

Garden City Chapel, 23 Cedar Rd., Wallingford, Pennsylvania 19086 Phone: (610)876-3795, Split level home, 2 bedrooms and basement, pay utilities+ $500/mo.

Life Ministries, Rich Tygert, P O Box 311, Franklin, PA 1-814-437-6251

Missionary Retreat Fellowship located in Lake Ariel, PA. Non-profit, independent, evangelical faith mission whose main ministry continues to be that of offering fully furnished, affordable furlough homes to evangelical missionaries. R.R. 4, Box 4590, Lake Ariel, PA 18436 Phone/Fax: (570)689-2984 mrf65@juno.com http://www.missionary-retreat.org

Spruce Street Baptist Church, Church Office, 3701 Gradyville Rd, Newton Square, PA 1(610)353-1525 sprucebap@verizon.net www.sprucestreetbaptist.com

SOUTH CAROLINA

Myrtle Beach Christian Retreat, 4105 Poinsett North, Myrtle Beach, SC (843)272-6649 info@mbcr.org www.mbcr.org


TENNESSEE

On the Cumberland Plateau near Crossville, Tennessee, EdenRidge provides a place 10 minutes off I-40 for missionaries and their families to truly rest while on furlough. The cabins, built in 2012 and 2013, each include beds for four, a fully-outfitted kitchen, a spacious living room and a washer and dryer. A bunkhouse with eight beds is also available on the property to accommodate larger parties. An endowment fund covers missionaries' rates, making the cabins free for up to two weeks a year. To learn more about the cabins, check availability, and schedule your stay, visit http://www.edenridge.org or contact the owners at info@edenridge.org

Fairhaven Ministries in Blue Ridge Mountains of E. TN. Retreat and Counseling Center for Christian Workers. Individual chalets and cottages situated on 100 acres of high-altitude land in a mini-valley surrounded by US Forest Service land. Valley has been developed into a welcoming village with fifteen guest units and a spacious lodge. Designed to accommodate personal retreats, personal or marriage counseling. Reduced rates available to full time ministry personnel or missionaries. 2198 Roaring Creek Road, Roan Mountain TN 37687 PH: (423)772-4269 Fax: (423)772-0017 info@fairhavenministries.net www.fairhavenministries.net

Good News Today, providing free temporary housing for missionaries in 2 beautiful two bedrooms fully furnished homes amidst a wonderfully wooded setting. Lots of acres for children to play. Contact Deliska Lombard at (931)438-8479 or gntoday@vallnet.com

Kings College House, Richard Stanislaw, 1350 King College Road, Bristol, Tennessee 37620-2699, Phone: (615)652-4784

Shepherd’s Rest Ministries, three bedroom townhouse for missionaries. 1847 James Dr., Nashville, TN 615-898-1756 Harold Bryer, Director sheprest@hotmail.com

Wears Valley Retreat Center, Rt. 7, Box 291, Sevierville, Tennessee 37862 Ministers may stay two nights free per year on week nights, space permitting. Regular rates for week nights are $25 couple. No children. Phone: (615)453-2382


TEXAS

Bethel Missions in Pharr (near McAllen) Phone: (956)630-6307

Dallas, CAM International, Guest Facilities for less than a month, 8625 La Prada Drive, Dallas, TX 75228 Phone: (214) 327-8206 or Toll Free: (800) 366-2264 x1030, Apartment with queen and futon. $40 Efficiency apt. with two full beds. $40 Another with a queen with shower only. $35 Two small rooms with adjoining bath $25

First Baptist Church, 1200 Beach, McAllen, TX 78501, Phone: (512)686-7418

Rio Grande Bible Institute, 4300 S. Business 281 78539, Edinburg, TX Phone: (210)380-8100 Fax: (210)380-8105

Shepherd's Pasture Conference and Retreat Center, Jefferson, Texas Phone: (903)865-2647 www.shepherdspasture.com LOW FEE E-mail: shm@shepherdspasture.com Stan and Stacey Self, Directors

Westwood Ministries Retreat Center, P.O. Box 291446, 5000 Bandera Highway 173, Kerville, TX 1(830)634-3082 1(800)583-9841 Fax: 1(830)634-7001 westwood@ktc.com www.westwoodministries.org


VIRGINIA

Bethany House Ministries Jim and Karon Storment, P.O. Box 14853, Greensboro, Virginia Phone: (336)272-4766 rest@innatbethany.org www.inatbethany.org

Blue Mountain Baptist Homes, P.O. Box 635, Claudville, Virginia 24076

The Master's Inn, Highway 29, Alta Vista, Virginia Phone: (804)369-5053 Efficiency cabin - FREE for one week


VERMONT

Howard and Carolyn Peake, R.R. 1, Box 593 05679, Williamstown, VT (802)433-6281

(Shared home) Mrs. Sandra Mollica, 456 Old Connecticut Rover Road, Springfield, VT. 05136 (free to furlough and emeritus)


WASHINGTON

Camano Island - Peaceful one bedroom/one bath home with complete kitchen, laundry facilities, internet access, loft with TV, back deck with hammock and grill. Bring own groceries. 1-2 week stay. Sorry, no long-term occupancy available. You may contact Bill Wayland directly at bgwayland@wavecable.com for availability. If you wish to have ServantCARE make all the arrangements for you, there is a $25 donation to ServantCARE

Cedar Springs, 700 Minaker Rd, Sumas, WA M-W or W-F 2 night mid-week get away. First time free. $40 per night per couple after that. Phone: 1(360)988-6674 Fax: 1(360)988-6226

Methow Valley Ranch Ministries, located next to the North Cascade Mtns, set in 60 acres of rolling pasture and wetlands ideal for walks and quiet meditation. Accomodations are "up-scale" and include a unique Prayer Center to enhance your worship and prayer experience. A brief walk brings you to the scenic Chewuch River for fun and sport fishing. 255 East Chewuch Road, Winthrop, Washington 98862 (509)996-1899 or (509)996-3219 Fax: (509)996-3578 info@mvministries.com http://www.mvministries.com/main.html

The Firs, 4605 Cable St. Bellingham, Washington 98229 http://www.thefirs.org/ 1(800)765-3477

The Hosanna Way Station Christian Retreat Center Carl and Tamra Stevens, 8 Hosanna Way, Republic, Washington 99166 Phone: (509)775-2967 www.cuonlinenow.com/users/hosanna hosanna@cuonlinenow.com


WEST VIRGINIA

Faith Mountain, Central Lakes Region of West Virginia. Inter-denominational retreat ministry consisting of 250 beautiful wooded acres, a newly built four-bedroom cabin and three newly built two-bedroom guest cottages. Special rates available for full time Christian workers, as well as a scholarship fund for full-time Christian workers with limited funds and an immediate need for a get away or counseling. Contact Herb or Kathy Miller at HC 73 Box 18 C, Rosedale,WV 26636 Phone and Fax: (304)364-4019 faithmtn@mountain.net www.faithmountain.org/

Shalom House, N3283 Frances Lane, New London, W. VA. (920)982-3815 Mark@theshalomhouse.org www.theshalomhouse.org


WISCONSIN

Broom Tree Ministries, 5 day retreat for full time Christian pastors and spouses. Retreat agenda is to spend large blocks of time alone with God in prayer, rest, Bible study and with spouse. Daily schedule set by participants. Dinner together is required. All meals and lodging provided at no cost. Attendance is by invitation. Contact us regarding available dates and an application for invitation. Broom Tree Ministries, PO Box 180681, Delafield, WI 53018 (262)646-7774 drhanon@execpc.com www.broomtreeministries.org

Ministries Resource Center, non-denominational retreat and counseling center. Four apts, 2 are efficiency, very Reasonable, 50 Acres of peace and quiet. Woodman, Wisconsin (near Prairie du Chien) alitamrc@mhtc.net Contact Pastor Gerald or Alita Robertson at (608)988-4326 or (988)4649 14190 Barker Hollow Road, Woodman, WI 53827

Cedarly Pastors Retreat, near Milwaukee, WI, for full time Christian pastors and spouse. Completely restored and renovated home set on the shores of Upper Nemahbin Lake. Reflects the simple elegance of life a century ago, free of outside distractions. Retreat runs from Sun. eve at 4 pm through Fri morn at 11 am. All meals are included except dinner on Sun. You stay in one of six guest rooms with private bath. P.O. Box 180455 Delafield, Wisconsin 53018 1(262)646-7772 Fax: (262)646-7773 E-mail: cedarly@execpc.com www.cedarly.org/

Elim Retreats located on Lake Huron's shore in Wisconsin Renewal retreats for single and married full-time missionaries and pastors. Free!! Located on 1400 private and secluded acres on Lake Huron's shore, Providing refreshment and r enewal in the Lord, 6 day low-key continuing education opportunity. Henry and Diane Stewart, 2803 Apple Tree Ct.,Waukesha, WI 53188 (262)524-0167 hstewart5@juno.com http://www.barnabas.org/elimretreats/

Shalom House, N3283 Frances Lane, New London, WI 920-982-3815 www.theshalomhouse.org Mark@theshalomhouse.org

Sonshine Ministries, Sonshine Ministries Apartments are located in Menasha Wisconsin about 30 minutes south of Green Bay. Sonshine provides temporary housing for missionaries on Home Assignment or in transition. We have six beautiful, fully furnished apartments…One with 4 bedrooms, one with 3 bedrooms, one with two bedrooms and three with one bedroom. We also offer Pastoral Care if requested. Sonshine Ministries also provides a retreat condominium for Wisconsin pastors. Costs and applications can be found on our website. 1110 Geneva Road, Menasha, Wisconsin 54952 (920)-727-0000 or (262)-441-0513 http://www.sonshinemin.org/

Northhaven Pastors’ Retreat: Northhaven Pastors’ Retreat is a place for full time Wisconsin Pastors and their families to get away for a week from their busy schedules. Located in beautiful Door County Wisconsin just across the highway from Peninsula State Park, this fully furnished Condominium has three bedrooms with beds to accommodate 7 people. There is a fireplace and a patio with a gas grill. As a part of the Northhaven Condominium Association, we have access to a year round indoor pool and exercise area and an outdoor pool, volleyball court and recreation area. Costs and applications can be found on our website: http://www.sonshinemin.org/ Address: 1110 Geneva Road, Menasha, Wisconsin 54952 Phone: 920-727-0000 or 262-441-0513

AUSTRALIA

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AUSTRIA

Poised on a wooded slope overlooking Lake Millstatt, Calvary Chapel's Schloss Heroldeck ("the castle") provides a relaxing, Christian atmosphere for guests. The castle is on a hillside above Lake Millstatt in Austria near the town of Spittal. It is approximatly 4.5 hours from Munich by car, 2.5 hours from Salzburg.

CANADA

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Tamarack House, Alan Harwood, P.O. Box 105, Sussex NB EOE 1PO, 506-433-5417, 13-15 hrs. from PA, 12-14 hrs. from N.Y.C., 14 hrs. from Toronto, OMF member family--$60 per week--2 week max stay

CYPRUS

Katafiyio Anglican Retreat House is in the small village of Kapedes, 30 km south of Nicosia, on the edge of Machairas Forest. It is ideally situated to provide a place of relaxation for anyone, from any denomination, to take timeout for rest, quiet reflection and prayer. Individuals and small groups (up to 20 people) are welcome for retreats and quiet days. Send e-mail. PH: ++ 357 2267 1220 (CYPRUS)

GERMANY

VCH - Association of Christian Hotels in Germany (Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Britain and Poland too).

GIBRALTAR

Gibraltar, Europa Retreat Center. Wake up to a spectacular view of both the Straits and the bay of Gibraltar. Very reasonable rate. Contact them at erc@gibtelecom.com or (350) 49343. http://www.europa-retreat-centre.com/

HUNGARY

Budapest Care Center offers professional Christian counseling services for adult missionaries serving throughout Europe and Eurasia. Their primary work is short-term intensive counseling for adults and couples seeking help for themselves. Contact them at:  http://www.budapestcare.com or write info@budapestcare.com

HONG KONG

Bethany Ministries  seeks to extend God's Kingdom by increasing effectiveness of Christian workers through refreshment and encouragement. Retreat centre on Hong Kong's Cheung Chau island, set apart from the hustle and bustle of the city yet accessible. All denominations welcome. Singles, couples and families seeking physical, emotional and spiritual refreshment. Tel: ++ 852 2981 7114 http://www.bethanyministries.com bethany@bethanyministries.com

ITALY

Christian Holiday and Conference Center-- Interested in waking to the sound of cow bells and sunlight streaming into the valley from the Italian Alps? OM Italy has "Forterocca", a center that offers quality accommodation for about 200 persons (and 25 beds are suitable for disabled persons) and several conference rooms. The center hes been built to help churches grow their missionary vision, a place where younger generation could be trained. For more info visit http://www.ferteroc.ca.it/ or contact Sergio at info@forterocca.it.

KENYA

Bethel Retreat Center provides rest, encouragement and restoration through physical, emotional and spiritual care. Based in Kerugoya town, we are committed to supporting Christians serving with churches, missions and other agencies in Africa. Send e-mail. PH: ++ 254 202032370

Grace House Resort, P.O. Box 34344-00100, Nairobi, Kenya In room bath w/hot showers. Next door to YaYa Center. Single B & B is 2000 ksh Buffet dinner is 750 ksh +254 20 3870407/ 9 cell - +254 721 320 917 or +254 722 360 016 gracehouse@graciahotels.com www.graciahotels.com

Kikuyu Lodge Hotel Small Comfortable Hotel/Guest House near Nairobi, offering special rates for Aid, Development and Mission workers. Suitable for seminars, training courses and work groups. Airport Transfers and other transport can be arranged. kent_trevor@hotmail.comhttp://www.kikuyulodgehotel.com Tel: ++ 254 66 31194 (KENYA)

Kisima Safaris - African wildlife Lodge Safaris, Kenya Camping Tours Tanzania, African Holidays Safari, Uganda Gorilla Treks, budget camping kenya, Kenya beach holidays, mount Kenya climbing, gorilla safaris uganda, masai mara camping safaris, Sweetwaters tented Camps, Sweetwaters Safaris. We have special offers for missionaries. Send e-mail. PH: ++ 254 733 778343 (KENYA)

Mission Barnabas, Nairobi, dormitory housing, Contact Ronnie and Debbie Matheny, www.missionbarnabasint.org Ronnie@MissionBarnabasInt.org

Njewa Safaris are currently giving special offers for holidays to Kenya for all categories of groups ranging from missionaries to students. Send e-mail. PH: ++ 254 2 210531

NEW ZEALAND

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PERU

Alpha Residence is a lovely clean Christian Hostel with 11 rooms in a quiet residential area of Lima-Miraflores. $10 per person or $20 couple and includes a continental breakfast. The address is: 565 Avenida de La Aviacion in Miraflores, Lima, Peru, South America. Phone are: 011-51-1-241-3386 or 011-51-1-241-1446. They have a travel agency called Turismo Alfa (Alpha Tours).

PHILLIPINES

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Doane Rest, Missionary Retreat Center Since 1932 - Doane Rest has been an oasis for spiritual and physical refreshment where God's servants can retreat in the beautiful Cordillera Mountain Range of Central Luzon. As a ministry of ABWE-Philippines, Doane Rest exists to provide a peaceful setting enveloped in the natural beauty of Baguio City where missionaries, Christian workers and church members can rest and renew themselves to more effectively fulfill their ministry calling. Send e-mail.

First Love International Ministries - Mission Guest Condominums available daily or weekly next to Faith Academy, Manila Philippines. Faith is the hub of the missionary community in the Philippines. Suggested donation rates are very reasonable for one condo at 750-1000 pesos per night. We have one condo that can accomodate a group up to 9 persons. Send e-mail. PH: ++ 632 658 0462

SOUTH KOREA

Total Missionary Service International (TMSI) This Korean site is set up to resource and inform Korean missionaries serving throughout the world. The site is mostly in the Korean language. Also willing to help other missionaries heading for Korea. Among other things, they have a list of Missionary Guesthouses in Korea. tmsi@tmsi.org http://www.tmsi.org/english.htm Tel: ++ 82 2 487 8715 South Korea

SPAIN

Grima Christian Retreat House, for up to two weeks. Old Spanish house in the beautiful Almeria province of SE Spain. Contact James or Jane Burns. Phone: (044) 01275 846678. Email: janeburns@blueyonder.co.uk Put Grima on subject line.

NESCA, Southern Spain Small informal home for retreat and holidays for Christians. Secluded garden & private pool. B&B, half board or self-catering. Reductions for missionaries. Free transport from Malaga airport. Tel: ++ 34 95 2371380 Fax: ++ 34 95 2371380 www.nescaretreatspain.org

THAILAND

Bangkok Christian Guest House 50 guest rooms, 123 Saladaeng Soi 2, Bangkok, Thailand 10500 Phone: +66 (0)2 233 6303 Fax: +66 (0)2 237 174 E-Mail: reservations@bcgh.org http://www.bcgh.org/

FREE MISSIONARY RETREAT HOME AVAILABLE IN CHIANG MAI, THAILAND -- "The Dwelling" is now available for free to any and all missionaries desiring a relaxing, private getaway and wanting to receive any kind of member care services. The Dwelling is a beautiful, fully-furnished 4-bedroom, 3 bathroom home, plus an office/counseling room with A/C in every room, wireless internet, use of a van, motorcycle and bicycles, and sleeps up to 11 people in beds. Use of a community pool and fitness center only a block away. Member Care services can be obtained through The Well Member Care Center, Cornerstone Counseling, or through one's own mission organization. You may reserve your stay via their website or email.

The Hub Residence aims to serve traveling missionaries, Christian expats or workers with short-term and long term accommodation. The rooms are in different sizes to suit singles and families. The Hub is also equipped with meeting rooms and accommodation facilities with the capacity of up to 120 person (main meeting room) and 40-50 persons (in-house accommodation). For more info see http://www.thehubbangkok.com or Email thehubresidence@gmail.com

The Juniper Tree - Since 1977, The Juniper Tree has been offering rest and refreshment for Christian workers in Asia, working in situations outside of their own culture. They are an evangelical, non-denominational, charitable foundation, set up to provide places where individuals, couples or families can come to find physical and spiritual refreshment to enable them to return to their sphere of service. We are not a guest house or hotel, but rather our aim is to provide a home away from home, for Christian workers on a low budget to come and enjoy the peaceful environment. The Juniper Tree has 2 different locations, one at Hua Hin, on the Gulf of Thailand, south-west of Bangkok and the other in Chiang Mai, Thailand's bustling second city, in the north of the country. Send e-mail. PH: ++ 66 53 140914

UGANDA

Namirembi Guest House, Kampala - Namirembi guest house is a home away from home. It offers a clean, neat and quiet atmosphere for accommodation, food and conference hall. Send e-mail PH: ++ 256 41 273778

UNITED KINGDOM

The Hiding Place in the UK, a quiet resting place for the Christian worker. Low fees. Located in Sutton-in-Ashfield in the UK, some 15 miles north of Nottingham. Approximately one hour from Birmingham Int. Airport and two hours from Manchester airport. Contact Charles and Rachel Claydon, charlesandrachel@thehidingplace.fsnet.co.uk Phone - 01623-441-937 or Mobile-07769-941-273

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