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.


D&D Missionary Homes, 4020 58th Ave N, St Petersburg, FL 33714. Phone: 1-727-522-0522 Fax: 1-727-522-0524 DDMissionaryHomes@juno.com D&D Missionary Homes provides a lrg clothing center for missionaries at no charge. Clothing has been thoroughly cleaned and displayed according to gender, size, and age. Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM and Tues. 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM from August through May for school children.

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

Asia Education Resource Consortium......Earn College Credit in High School with Evangel University GCCU Scholarship Application www.ismk.org/education/education.htm

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).

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

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

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

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.

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