Missionary Respite

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Matthew 4:19

Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.


Since 2012, we have invited active Christian missionaries serving abroad to a complimentary stay with their families in the three-bedroom apartment in our Fellowship House while they’re on furlough. This break from the rigorous duties of their assignments can be taken any time of year.

The fully-furnished apartment is equipped with wi-fi, washer and dryer, TV, DVD player and DVD’s, games and puzzles. Bed linens, plus bath, beach and kitchen towels are all provided.

A maximum of six people is allowed for six days/nights. Sorry, no pets.

Since 2012, the chapel has invited missionary families to use the respite apartment in the Fellowship House when they are back in the U.S. on furlough from their assignments abroad. We weren’t sure when this ministry would continue after Hurricane “She-Who-Will-Not-Be-Named” caused extensive water damage to the apartment in September 2018. (Actually, “Florence” has since been retired by the National Hurricane Center, and for good reason. Damage losses in North Carolina alone due to Florence’s winds, freshwater flooding, and storm surge flooding totaled $22 billion.)

The plan as approved by the Board of Governors before the hurricane was to upgrade the apartment over the winter. That plan became much more extensive after the storm. The push was on for a June 1, 2019, completion date and everybody delivered…

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First speak with our Fellowship House Respite Apartment Coordinator then complete a one-page application. To apply, you must be returning to your assignment after your furlough. Even if your furlough isn’t until next year, it’s not too soon to contact us.

Contact Sandra Davis via email to get your beach respite started!

Click on the image below to read our brochure!