Wherever the Wind Blows

Counseling / Debriefing / Retreats

Resources 4 Missions – list of travel, housing and vehicle help

CareGivers Forum – “Since 1989 the CareGivers Forum conference has brought together over 150 different ministries caring for pastors and their families. They represent many levels of resources for the pastor, pastoral family, church leaders and missionaries.” 

Calvary Missions Resources – List after list, link after link of resources to help missionaries whether they are currently abroad or in the US. “Calvary Missions Resource Connection is a ministry to missionaries and senders. Our primary goal is to provide missionaries with the information and resources that they need to enable them to fulfill the ministry God has called them to. In addition we work to equip pastors and senders with the information they need to support their missionaries as they prepare for the mission field, while they are living overseas, and upon their return to America.”

Christian Hospitality Network – “Christian Hospitality Network (CHN) is a growing alliance of followers of Jesus Christ who embody kindness and generosity, and desire to use their enchanting places and engaging programs to restore and revitalize all who come their way. To help fulfill this purpose, CHN hosts the Internet’s most comprehensive directory of Christian-owned and operated bed and breakfasts, country inns, wilderness lodges, vacation cottages or cabins, and boutique hotels. These are all distinctive accommodations where the traveling public is warmly welcomed in the name of Jesus (sometime figuratively and sometime literally), and those serving the church around the world can find a rejuvenating getaway experience well within their means.”

Shepherd’s Heart Ministry – Shepherd’s Heart Ministry has seven retreat centers: The Morning Star Retreat Center in Colorado, the Still Waters and Water of Life Retreat Centers in Michigan, Le Moulin Retreat Center in France (The Mill), Birdsong Retreat Center in Israel, Perdon y Amistad Oasis Retreat Center in Mexico, and our Southeast Asia Retreat Center. Each retreat center is carefully designed to provide an environment of confidentiality, safety, and acceptance to allow Pastors, Ministry Leaders, and Missionaries to find healing and restoration in their personal lives, marriages, and ministries. The quiet beauty, warm welcome, and Godly counsel provide an atmosphere of trust, honesty, and open hearts to hear from the Lord.

Life Impact Ministries – “Each Oasis is hosted by a qualified couple or single and takes on the “flavor” of that Host’s gifts, calling, and experiences. Check out the specific Oasis you are interested in to determine if you believe that location and host will be able to meet your needs. Some of our Oases may not be suitable for children.”

Christianity Today – List of numerous camps, retreat centers, bed and breakfasts, and otherwise that has discounted or free opportunities for pastors and their families to take some time away from home, away from everything that surrounds leading the people of God. The list is organized by state.

The Cottage on Coronado Island – A one week retreat by the sea at San Diego, California for the personal, marital and family renewal of Christian leaders. Counseling sessions available during your week stay or you may just enjoy some time of refreshment.