ACCOMMODATION FOR HOME VISITS:
Listed below are individuals and ministries that offer accommodation to missionaries when they are on home visits. Also check the listing of retreat centers in the Personal / Marriage / Family section of the website for other options.
In Jefferson Township, Pennsylvania, Missionary Retreat Fellowship provide affordable housing for missionaries on home assignment, making their eight homes available to rent at reasonable rates for short-term or long-term stays, up to one year.
Restore His Workers has four cabins which sleep from one to ten people on their property in northwest Washington State. These cabins are available to missionaries in need of rest for one week to six months for the cost of utilities and insurance.
Cedar Lane Missionary Homes in Laurel Springs, New Jersey, rents thirteen low-cost, fully-furnished homes, ranging in size from a 1-bedroom apartment to 4-bedroom houses, to missionaries on a monthly basis.
Servant Care International in Menasha, Wisconsin, offers low-cost accommodation in one to four bedroom apartments to missionaries on home assignment for two weeks up to a year.
Located in Chicago, Illinois, the Franson-Risberg Memorial Mission Home has low-cost studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom apartments available on a month-to-month basis for missionaries and those preparing for missionary work.
In Vista, California, Drink from the Spring is a 3-bedroom house intended to be "a resting place where missionaries and foreign aid workers can come with their families to pause from their work for up to a year."
In Oakland, California, Home of Peace offers reduced rates for pastors, missionaries, and their families for short-term accommodation in the B&B and long-term accommodation in a two-bedroom apartment which sleeps eight people.
In Williamsburg, Kansas, Buffalo Ridge Hospitality and Retreat Center is a ranch that provides low-cost accommodation for pastors and missionaries and their families.
Located in Beulah , Michigan, Beulah Retreat Guest House provides a place of rest, relaxation, recreation, and restoration, sleeping up to six people for up to two weeks at no cost to missionaries and others in ministry.
In Bogart, Georgia, Snow Mills Guesthouse, a ministry of Missionary Care Ministry, allows missionaries to stay in three bedrooms of the main house or in a three-bedroom apartment for free for 3-days up to a month.
In Norwood, Colorado, Ministry Haven invites pastors and missionaries and their families to stay for free for up to two weeks in one of their apartments or their cabin. Their season runs from May 1 - October 15.
Located in Dothan, Alabama, Dothan Dwelling is a studio apartment, which sleeps up to four people, with an en-suite bathroom and a kitchenette on 2-acres of woodland, offered for free to missionaries on home visit.
Located near Lake Elsinore, California, Rancho de la Paz offers a place of rest for pastors, missionaries, and other Christian workers for a low cost. In addition to the six bedrooms they have available, there are three spaces for RVs.
Shelter Pines, located near Colorado Springs, Colorado, offers a four-bedroom home for missionaries in need of rest and renewal. There is a small fee, but financial scholarships are available.
WEBSITES WITH LISTINGS OF ACCOMMODATION FOR HOME VISITS FOR MISSIONARIES:
Hospitality Homes maintains a listing of a "global network of homes providing rest and renewal for pastors, clergy, missionaries, chaplains, ministry directors, and other full-time Christian workers."
Servant Care maintains a list of private individuals throughout the U.S., with a few overseas hosts, offering hospitality within their homes to missionaries on home visits. Missionaries can register for a small fee and pay $15/night for accommodation.
Friends in Action has contact information for more than 800 host families across North America who are willing to provide overnight accommodation to missionaries who are on home visits.
OTHER OPTIONS FOR ACCOMMODATION DURING HOME VISITS:
According to the Baptist Missionary Transportation Ministry (linked above), some Settle Inn & Suites, Super 8, and Best Western offer one night stay free to missionaries and pastors with proof (a business card or prayer card) of ministry involvement. Contact hotel chains individually to find out about availability.