5) Wellspring Retreat

Are you burned out? Tired? Feeling spiritually disconnected? Pick up at the 2nd annual Wellspring Retreat, designed and led by the Well staff, for those engaged in cross-cultural ministry. Wellspring is a safe, supportive, peaceful place to rest, renew, share your journey in a small group and individually with a counselor, and re-connect with God. A children’s program is also offered. Wellspring is held at Horizon Village and Resort, a luxurious accommodation situated in an extensive botanical garden several kilometers east of Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Registration is limited to 20 adults and 20 children so registrar early! The conference runs from Nov. 10 – Nov. 16. For registration and more information go to

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But act before the deadline — October 21. For more info, contact Nancy

3) EdenRidge Offers New Cabins To Missionaries While Stateside

eden ridgeOn 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

or contact the owners at

4) For MK’s and TCK’s Headed to College this Fall

Do you know a son or daughter of a missionary family or a Christian family living abroad? Is that son or daughter graduating from high school this week, headed to college in the USA this fall? If so, please consider recommending this great retreat for MK’s and TCK’s…

Its goal is to provide helpful tools which prepare for transition into American life and college. The dates are August 5-11, 2013 at Bethel Christian Camp in Gaston, SC.

2) Low Cost Renewal Retreats June 2013

ELIMBarnabas International and ELIM Retreat Ministries have room available in two June Retreats along the shores of Lake Huron, Michigan, USA. The openings are in the Retreats of June 17-22 and June 25-30. The cost is $80.00 per person. They offer a safe, beautiful 1400 acre retreat site with miles of beach front and their goal is your renewal, encouragement and rest in a safe place with safe people. For registration, pics, video clip and faq’s, please go to

Email Henry at
hstewart5atjunodotcom with questions, or just jump to the online version of this item using the link below, and click on the word “Comment” below. I think my wife and I are going to try to do the June 17 week. We’d love to meet you there.

4) Traction Conference for Men in Switzerland: September 21-27, 2013

Traction is a 6-day experience September 21-27, 2013 for men who serve in cross-cultural settings. This week of restoration is all about helping guys navigate their roles as leaders in order to gain spiritual footing and momentum to move forward. It is led by Dan and Lori of Catalyst Int’l, a ministry founded in 2004 dedicated to supporting Christian leaders in highly challenging global environments. See all the details at

Register securely at

6) Breathe Conference in Switzerland: June 19-29, 2013

Breathe is a 10-day retreat happening in Interlaken, Switzerland designed for the renewal of singles, couples and families who serve in cross-cultural settings. The focus of Breathe is to support and encourage cross-cultural workers who serve in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.  Under the guidance of professionals with years of experience in pastoral and member care counseling, guests have the opportunity to focus on issues affecting them. Fun programs are provided for preschoolers, elementary, and teens that consider the unique needs of third culture kids.

Breathe is led by Daniel and Lori of Catalyst Int’l. Learn more at

Register securely at

10) Having Trouble Finding Your Connection To Missions?

The Journey Deepens Retreat is a great next step for you:  a three-day, guided retreat where you can explore deepening your journey with Jesus, and finding your connection to missions.  These intensive weekends are designed to answer questions and provide one-on-one coaching opportunities, as well as link mission agencies to prospective missionaries. Mission agencies and anyone wanting to explore their place in missions are invited to participate.  Register now at

Registration fees cover your materials, meals, two nights lodging, and personal interaction with seasoned missionaries. Upcoming dates:

*** March 15-17, 2013, Portland, OR;
*** April 26-28, 2013, Kansas City, MO;
*** May 17-19, 2013, Philadelphia, PA

7) Regroup in the Swiss Alps

“Breathe” is a 10-day retreat intentionally created for the renewal and encouragement of North American and Western European singles, couples and families who serve in cross-cultural settings. Breathe is led by Dr. Daniel and Lori Hahn of Catalyst Int’l, an organization dedicated to supporting Christian leaders in highly challenging global environments. Under the guidance of professionals experienced in member care and cross-cultural work, you’ll have time to talk about issues affecting you or your family. Counseling, medical consultation, and massage therapy are provided. In addition, there are fun programs for preschoolers, elementary children and teens. Learn more at…

2) Experiencing Prayer Days and Short Retreats —

The October 2012 Experiencing Prayer Days and Short Retreats will be held at the White Oak Conference Center near Winnsboro, SC (close to Charlotte, NC). The Short Session will be October 3-8, and the Full Session will be October 3-12. Participants will have a special time before the Lord, and will also learn how to facilitate prayer days and retreats for others. Some scholarships are available if needed. For the detailed Overview and Application Form, contact


1) Retreat Especially for Third-culture and Missionary Kids —

They’ve entitled it, “Transitioning to Life in America.” It’s a special retreat sponsored by Missionary Resources. Think of it as a Re-Entry Retreat for MK’s and TCK’s. The dates are August 6-15, 2012. Designed for high school grads and college students transitioning to the US, it’ll give you a chance to enjoy other MKs/TCKs as you meet together to explore such topics as Your Identity in Christ, American Culture, Healthy Relationships, College life, Unresolved Grief and Loss, Money Matters, Guy/Girl Issues, Finding a Home Church, Handling Negative Emotions, and Transition.  They also make use of Myers-Briggs Type Indicators (personality assessment). Activities include a high ropes course, zip line, paintball, swimming and other outdoor sports activities. Intermingled between sessions and activities are small group times where each participant is able to tell his or her story in a safe, understanding environment. It all takes place at beautiful Bethel Christian Camp in Gaston, SC. Contact the organizers at…


Register at


Learn more about the venue at


The registration deadline is June 15. Better act fast.

1) On Your Next Home Service: Visit a Minnesota Lakeside Getaway —

Lakeside Christian Church offers a sweet 2 bedroom walk-out apartment right on a lovely Minnesota lake at an affordable rent to missionaries and other Christian workers in transition.  Learn more at … 


Click on “Serving You”, then “Living Waters Missionary Housing”. (And thanks to these folks for pitching in to Brigada this past week — and by doing so, they received top #1-spot billing.)

3) Low Cost Renewal Retreats for Global Workers —

Barnabas International and ELIM Retreat Ministries will co-sponsor 9 six day retreats in the States in 2012. The emphasis is on personal renewal and spiritual debriefing for American expats returning to the States. They give lots of time for personal worship, sleep and re-creation in beautiful natural settings. Some retreats are for whole families, while others are for adults only. For registration and more information, visit …


Please email Henry at

hstewart5atjunodotcom with questions or comments.

5) Need a Getaway? —

Fairhaven Ministries is a pastor/missionary retreat center that serves missionary families from over 75 mission agencies with an affordable, quiet mountainside setting located in Blue Ridge Mountains of East Tennessee, USA. Individual chalets and cottages become places for rest and renewal; and optional biblical counseling is available. This non-profit ministry has 30 years of serving and caring for the exhausted and wounded Christian servants of God. Information can be viewed at


Guests at Fairhaven usually stay from two days to two weeks; some spend a 4-8 week sabbatical. No longer term lodging is available.

9) Preparing Leaders for Prayer Days and Short Retreats —

This retreat will be held at the White Oak Conference Center near Winnsboro, SC (close to Charlotte, NC) in September, 2011. The Full Session will be September 14-23, and the Short Session September 14-19. Dr. Andy and Mrs. Kate Ring (serving with The Seed Company) will be the lead facilitators, and Dr. Evelyn Davis (SIL International Training Consultant) will coordinate. Participants will experience a number of prayer and reflection topics, as well as work in a small group with a staff member, learning how to lead the topics for others. A $200 scholarship is provided for the Short Session (September 14-19), and a $300 scholarship for the Full Session (September 14-23). For the detailed information and application form, contact


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