Winter reveals the view from the Phase 2 site at EdenRidge.
Photo by Oliver Dossmann
Why a Retreat Center for Missionaries?
We are often asked why we are building a retreat center for missionaries. Our research shows that of the more than ten thousand missionaries who are on furlough at any given time in North America, and the more than 150,000 missionaries who serve right here in North America, only twelve percent take the time to rest. Asked why they don’t take the time to rest, 65% of missionaries said they could not afford a retreat center or similar facility. More than half also said they were not aware of any missionary retreat centers. While there are a few missionary retreat centers or retreat centers that offer discounts to missionaries, they are few and far between.
The long-term vision for EdenRidge is its development into a world-class retreat center featuring up to 20 missionary guest cabins and cottages, a fellowship lodge, long-stay missionary housing, a chapel, a conference center, and numerous support structures. When fully constructed, these facilities will make it possible for EdenRidge to welcome over two thousand missionary guests a year as well as church and missionary organization groups.
Thank for you praying for this ministry, and please stay tuned for some exciting news we will be sharing in the coming months.
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