This section includes information on organisations and individuals who can help with logistical services on the field in specific regions or areas. If you are a mission, missionary or overseas worker or if you run a service for missions overseas and would like to offer your help to others who may be coming to or are already in your area, please use the Contact OSCAR or Suggest a Listing forms and we will add you to our information. For now, you can obtain information about UK logistical support by going to the section OSCAR - Service zone - Logistics.
Mission Guest Houses WorldwideOSCAR holds a list of missionary guest houses around the world. The latest revision is Apr 2013. If you would like a copy of this list, please contact us explaining your mission credentials and we will email it to you.
Tel: 0845 519 7732
'A Candle in the Window' Hospitality NetworkA growing network of Christian households worldwide offering hospitality. It's free for missionaries to join and enables you to offer hospitality as well as have access to others who open their homes.
Christian Hospitality NetworkA money-saving alternative to conventional travel lodging arrangements (such as hotels, resorts, etc.) for Christian hospitality-minded families, couples and individuals. Has members in various countries.
Christian House SittersChristian House Sitters is an internet based service for Christians who want to take a holiday and need someone to look after their home and or pets, and Christians who need a break. We will put the two halves together. This way we hope many Christians who could not afford a holiday will be enabled to take a break and see other countries. 100% of all income goes to support a Christian Children's Home in rural Kenya.
Tel: 01460 419652
Hospitality Homes InternationalMakahiki Ministries has provided a rest and hospitality ministry for hundreds of Christian workers. Hospitality Homes International is our network of over 120 homes worldwide. These homes are privately owned by Christian hosts in the spirit of Romans 12:13 "Share with God's people in need . . practice hospitality." They are available to workers seeking spiritual and physical renewal at a nominal donation to the ministry.
Tel: ++00 1 209 966 2988 (USA)
Pastoral Get-A-WaysA list of places in the USA for relaxation, reflection or spiritual retreats.
ServantCARE Hospitality Homes USAServantCARE Hospitality Homes were established to provide a low cost place for those in Christian ministry to stay as they travel across the USA. This hospitality home ministry is partially funded by those who stay in our homes. The donation is very reasonable at only $15 a night (per family, not per person) and includes your evening meal if you arrive early enough and breakfast the next morning.
ServantCARE International Retreat and Furlough ResourcesA web page of places to stay around the world.
Alliance Guest Home, Bangkok, ThailandThe Alliance Guest Home strives to nurture and support all visitors seeking family friendly accommodations at reasonable rates. We are within an approximate 45 minute drive from both Suvarnabhumi International and Don Muang International Airports (depending on traffic), near the heart of Bangkok, close to shopping centers and all major public transportation systems. We provide breakfast, Wi-Fi, fitness room, and parking at no additional cost for registered guests.
Am Felsen, Black Forest, Germany"Am Felsen", Black Forest Farmhouse Holiday Home. 30 minutes to Switzerland or France, 8 hours by car from Calais. A cosy holiday home in a peaceful village on the forest edge. Endless walking trails and cross-country skiing close at hand. Friendly neighbours and
the picturesque town of Kandern with all conveniences within 5 minutes drive, with shops, banks, an open air swimming pool 18-hole golf course and steam train rides in the summer
season. The house sleeps 6-8 and comes equipped with a modern fitted kitchen and bathroom and modern wood-burning stove for the chilly evenings. Special terms for mission workers, pastors and retired servants of God. Please email for details. more>>
Angel's Rest Bed and Breakfast, Alberton, South AfricaOur rooms are not en-suite but there are three toilets and three showers between the four rooms. The dorm rooms have 2 showers and 1 toilet. There is a common lounge/TV room, dining room, kitchen and a laundry room. Gospel Resource Centre runs the Angel's Rest B&B and includes a chapel, conference room and internet access.
Tel: ++27 11 907 1533 (SOUTH AFRICA)
Bethany, Hong KongBethany is a member care organisation for Christians and their families serving the Lord. Committed to providing rest, encouragement and restoration through appropriate physical, emotional, spiritual and counselling care.
Email: or for reservations
Tel: ++ 852 2981 7114 (HONG KONG)
Blessings Homestay, Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaWe are a Christian family operating a Bed &Breakfast (B&B) in Bangsar Kuala Lumpur and we have 7 rooms, one family suite (2 connecting rooms for 6 persons) and 1 dorm. All rooms except the dorm has private bath. We are now serving mainly missionaries when they are in KL to renew their visa, have a break in KL before or after receiving their trainings and those who are just taking their time off.
Tel: ++603 22844970 (MALAYSIA)
Blue Hummingbirds, Kampala, UgandaBlue Hummingbirds is a mission accomodation for budget christian travellers located in Muyenga. We have 7 self contained rooms ( can be single or doubles) and 2 dormitory rooms that can host 16 persons. We provide a quiet environment, a fireplace, great breakfast & WIFI with a resident service team. Our rates are 35USD for single and 20 USD for shared rooms. We also provide long term negotiable rates for missionaries here for more than a month. Our huge garden, clean rooms and solar powered facility will be a great retreat for you.
Tel: ++414698318/0752527493 (UGANDA)
Christian Bed & Breakfast, Bujumbura, BurundiChristian Bed & Breakfast in Kinindo, Bujumbura, Burundi. Beautiful missionary home offering 1 double and 1 twin room, hot shower in guest shower room, wifi, lovely veranda and excellent rates. Suitable for Christian workers visiting Burundi. (NB can host married couples, ladies and men in a group but it is not possible to host men travelling alone.) 5 mins' walk to quality local Christian Conference Centre for meetings etc, 12 mins' drive to Bujumbura town centre, 20 mins' to airport. Very popular so book early by email to avoid disappointment!
Tel: ++257 76357065 (BURUNDI)
cleftRock Retreat Center, Kentucky, USAcleftRock Retreat Center is a unique place nestled in the woods, set apart to God, where people can take a break from their world and draw near to Him. cleftRock offers 3 days/2 nights free lodging for missionaries, pastors and their immediate family in one of our 4 fully furnished cabins.
Tel: ++1 800 719 0600 (USA)
D&D Missionary Homes, St Petersburg, Florida, USAOur primary purpose is to provide housing and a "home away from home" to full-time Bible-believing missionary families serving in foreign countries, that need a temporary home during their times of transition - which include: * Deputation or pre-field time while working to gain prayer and financial support * Times of furlough or leave for rest & restoration, medical or family emergencies or evacuations * The first year of retirement after a life-time of service on a foreign mission field. We have 52 homes that are fully furnished, equipped and maintained, located on a 7-acre campus, in a quiet residential area of sunny St. Petersburg, FL. We are conveniently close to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country.
Tel: ++ 1 727 522 0522 (USA)
Doane Rest - Missionary Retreat Center, PhilippinesSince 1932, Doane Rest has been an oasis for spiritual and physical refreshment where God's servants can retreat in the beautiful Cordillera Mountain Range of Central Luzon. As a ministry of ABWE-Philippines, Doane Rest exists to provide a peaceful setting enveloped in the natural beauty of Baguio City where missionaries, Christian workers and church members can rest and renew themselves to more effectively fulfill their ministry calling.
Eagles Rest Foundation, ThailandEagles rest Foundation provides a peaceful place for Asian national pastors and their families- who live and serve in poverty- to come for refreshment and restoration. Usually guests are referred in as they come from the poorest of poor Christian servants. Most have never had the opportunity to holiday as a family or couple. Many are burnt out and discouraged. Once they are referred in we seek sponsorship to bring them from whatever Asian country they serve in. In some cases it involves arranging passports and visas, as well as transport; in other cases it is just providing accommodation, fellowship and good food.
Referral forms/sponsorship forms are all available on the web site. Other servants are welcome when space allows. Please check out the web site and feel free to contact anytime.
Tel: ++66878922369 (THAILAND)
Family Home, Kampala, UgandaOur property is a three bedroom furnished house located in Bunga suburb, Kampala City in Uganda. It sits on approximately 1 acre of land with two bathrooms, living, dining and kitchen with pantry leading into 2-car garage; the front porch faces a large garden and L. Victoria can be sighted in the distance. Bunga is 10km from city centre, 40km from Entebbe International Airport and the nearest beach is approximately 10km away. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, while the two other rooms share a full bathroom. Each room has a double bed, that can be shared by two people, and at full occupancy the house can take six people. The rates are per room per night or for the house per night if at full occupancy. Breakfast is provided as part of the applicable per night rate, while other meals are provided at an additional cost. Alternatively, the guests can opt for self catering, as basic appliances are provided i.e. stove, kettle, fridge, sandwich maker, and other utensils. Other services e.g. laundry can be provided on request at an additional fee. Airport pick/drop also available at a fee. A caretaker is resident on the property in separate quarters. Bookings can be made via email.
Tel: ++256 776 752462 (UGANDA)
First Love International Ministries, PhilippinesMission Guest Condominums available daily or weekly next to Faith Academy, Manila Philippines. Faith is the hub of the missionary community in the Philippines. Suggested donation rates are very reasonable for one condo at 750-1000 pesos per night. We have one condo that can accomodate a group up to 9 persons.
Tel: ++ 632 658 0462
Fisherman's Rest, MalawiFishermans Rest is beautiful accommodation on the edge of the Great Rift Valley. It is 20 minutes south of Blantyre. Linked to Fisherman's Rest is Tilitonse, the community trust which teams and groups support, it is run by the local village. Fisherman's Rest has been working in Malawi for the past twenty years, we have rich and healthy relationships with local schools, teachers, prisons, orphanages and churches. Our vision is to give people who visit Malawi the opportunity to teach and preach as well as having a deep understanding and experience of Africa.
Tel: 01437 711038
Flat for Missionaries, Geelong, Victoria, AustraliaSpacious, furnished, self-contained 2 bed flat. Available to missionaries/Christian workers on furlough or home leave for medium term lettings (1 month minimum). AUD220 / £120 per week.
Tel: ++49 2736 298 303 (GERMANY)
Haus Barnabas, Black Forest, GermanyChristian guesthouse accommodation and more in the Black Forest.
Holiday Apartments, Westfjords, IcelandPeaceful mountain hideaway nestled on Iceland's breathtaking Westfjords, this holiday apartment is perfect for restful relaxation or adventurous exploration. Ideal in winter for the northern lights or for a wide range of summer pursuits. Also suitable for retreats, with reduced rates available for Christian workers/missionaries (please email for special rates).
Holiday Cottage, Duras, Dordogne, FranceGem of a cottage, short or long lets, two bedrooms, roof terrace in the sun. In DURAS, a medieval market town. Photos sent by email, contact Ken at the email address below - you're in for a treat!
Tel: 01803 521743
The House, Phnom Penh, CambodiaWe are a Cambodian and Western family home, in the Beung Pum Poung area of Phnom Penh (10 mins by moto from the Russian Market) and we accommodate tourists and people on short-term mission trips. We have lovely but basic private en-suite guest rooms - double, twin and family rooms, all with balconies, for a donation of $10 a night per room; plus a new
lounge/kitchen - for the exclusive use of our visitors. We also supply free drinking water and rice; use of washing machine, garden etc. We have wi-fi; a tuk-tuk available for guests to hire; English speaking guides/translators; and, for $3 per person, guests are also welcome to eat
dinner with the family – we enjoy excellent home cooked Cambodian food Monday to Friday.
We can offer a good discount for people who wish to stay for more than 2 calender months. We can meet you at the airport or bus station with our tuk-tuk. Our home is a lovely way to connect with Cambodia.
Tel: ++ 855 9299 3174 (CAMBODIA)
The Juniper Tree, ThailandSince 1977, The Juniper Tree has been offering rest and refreshment for Christian workers in Asia, working in situations outside of their own culture. They are an evangelical, non-denominational, charitable foundation, set up to provide places where individuals, couples or families can come to find physical and spiritual refreshment to enable them to return to their sphere of service.
We are not a guest house or hotel, but rather our aim is to provide a home away from home, for Christian workers on a low budget to come and enjoy the peaceful environment.
The Juniper Tree has 2 different locations, one at Hua Hin, on the Gulf of Thailand, south-west of Bangkok and the other in Chiang Mai, Thailand’s bustling second city, in the north of the country.
Tel: ++ 66 53 140914 (THAILAND)
Katafiyio Anglican Retreat House, CyprusThe Katafiyio Retreat House is in the small village of Kapedes, 30 km south of Nicosia, on the edge of Machairas Forest. It is ideally situated to provide a place of relaxation for anyone, from any denomination, to take timeout for rest, quiet reflection and prayer. Individuals and small groups (up to 20 people) are welcome for retreats and quiet days.
Tel: ++ 357 2267 1220 (CYPRUS)
Kikuyu Lodge Hotel, KenyaSmall Comfortable Hotel/Guest House near Nairobi, offering special rates for Aid, Development and Mission workers, also suitable for seminars, training courses and work groups. Airport Transfers and other transport can be arranged.
Tel: ++ 254 66 31194 (KENYA)
Kingdom Gardens Guest House, Nairobi, KenyaSituated in the exclusive but quietly vibrant Muthaiga suburb of Nairobi. Consists of 17 luxurious en-suite double rooms. Common amenities include a cosy dining room. Telephones and access to the internet and e-mail are provided in every room. Special rates for missionaries (request rate before you book).
Tel: ++ 254 722 370833 (KENYA)
Kisima Safaris, East AfricaAfrican wildlife Lodge Safaris, Kenya Camping Tours Tanzania, African Holidays Safari, Uganda Gorilla Treks, budget camping kenya, Kenya beach holidays, mount Kenya climbing, gorilla safaris uganda, masai mara camping safaris, Sweetwaters tented Camps, Sweetwaters Safaris. We have special offers for missionaries.
Tel: ++ 254 733 778343 (KENYA)
La Dolce Vita Hospitality NetworkA list of places along the Mediterranean for overnights and vacations that are comfy, affordable and accessible for ex-pat workers. Not necessarily Christian owned.
Lighthouse Guest House, Chiang Mai, ThailandLocated close to the famous Night bazaar of Chiangmai and close to Chiangmai Gate (south side of the ancient city), 15 minutes from Chiangmai International Airport and Airport Plaza by taxi. Room price 300 - 350 baht for 2 people (100 baht for extra mattress on the
floor). Each room has a bathroom with western toilet and hot shower. Wireless Internet access available.
Lydia Retreat, Western Algarve, PortugalCasa Lydia is a cosy cottage which was once a small holding and has 5 acres which includes agricultural land and Eucalyptus woods. An invitation is offered to those who work within the Christian Church in cross cultural situations and away from their own country to come and stay in a lovely place.
'Mamre' Christian Guest House, Kumasi, GhanaAir-conditioning, en-suite. Beautiful setting. Pick-up at airport. £20 per night B&B.
Tel: 01226 763827 (UK)
Matoke Inn Guesthouse, Kampala, UgandaNeat little Guesthouse consisting of 5 rooms. Named after a food that is cooked from green bananas and considered the staple food of Uganda. It is situated 35 km from Entebbe airport on the way to Kampala. Kampala city centre is situated 10km from the guesthouse. Mainly for AIM missionaries but special rates are given to other missionaries. Full board with free internet.
Tel: ++256 772 474 591 (UGANDA)
Mengo Accommodation, Kampala, UgandaA retired Christian Dr and his wife are offering an en-suite double room with TV and internet access for Christians travelling to Kampala in Uganda for short term work or visit. Home is near Mengo and within easy reach of provincial church office. Competitive rates, Christian environment and within easy reach of Kampala city center. For more details contact their daughter in London using the following.
Tel: 07770 751109
Namirembi Guest House, Kampala, UgandaNamirembi guest house is a home away from home. It offers a clean, neat and quiet atmosphere for accommodation, food and conference hall.
Tel: ++ 256 41 273778 (UGANDA)
NESCA, Southern SpainThis is a small informal home, for rest, retreat and holidays. B/B or self catering cottage. Large garden with private pool. Peaceful, yet close to town, sea and mountains. Free transport from Malaga airport. Reduction for missionaries and Christian workers.
Tel: ++ 34 952 371380 (SPAIN)
Njewa Safaris, KenyaThey are currently giving special offers for holidays to Kenya for all categories of groups ranging from missionaries to students.
Tel: ++ 254 2 210531 (KENYA)
Oasis Eco Camp, Lake Elementaita, KenyaOasis Eco Camp is an exclusive family friendly, alcohol free getaway on the shores of Lake Elementaita Kenya. The camp provides a serene, quiet and peaceful natural environment, for friends, church and family retreats, birding enthusiasts, bush and nature lovers, ecologists, bikers and hikers. Missionaries on safari or just taking a few days off would find our facility very appropriate.
Tel: ++ 254 3189 00100 (KENYA)
Peace Guest House, Cyangugu, RwandaPeace Guest House is situated by Lake Kivu in the town of Cyangugu in the South-West of Rwanda. It has 16 bedrooms in one block and five "rondavels" each with two bedrooms, bathroom and sitting room. There is a restaurant and lounge, both with satellite TV and all rooms have hot and cold showers or baths and flush toilets. The lake is safe for swimming and boating and the guest house has adequate security for a peaceful holiday or business stay. Full board for £20.00 a day. While providing the most peaceful accommodation in the town, it is designed to generate income to run the Anglican Diocese of Cyangugu.
The Retreat at Parsons Hill, Lansing, NC, USASmall retreat in North Carolina mountains offered to individuals, couples or small groups (up to 11). A place of respite and refreshing for those in ministry - or those referred by their Pastor, etc. Donations graciously accepted, but no fee is charged.
Tel: ++ 1 336 384 3605 (USA)
Ruhe, Lauterbrunnen, SwitzerlandTucked between the majestic mountains of a classical Swiss alpine environment, the town of Lauterbrunnen is famed for its natural beauty and spectacular Staubbach Falls opposite this apartment. Owned by missionaries and available for holidays to help pay costs.
Safina Hostel, Wema Centre, Mombasa, KenyaKaribu! We invite you to come and enjoy an authentic taste of Kenya in our comfortable, self contained women's hostel. Single and twin rooms with shared cooking, dining and leisure facilities. Our long term rates are perfect for women, working, volunteering or studying in the Mombasa area. We are located in a secure compound along-side the Wema Centre, a christian social enterprise supporting rescued street children meaning that you not only get a great deal on your accommodation but can feel happy knowing you are helping the children too!
Tel: ++ 254 202041379/66 (KENYA)
ServantCARE Hospitality Homes in the USAUS based ministry ServantCARE have an established hospitality network. These are privately owned, smoke free Christian homes made available by those with a heart for hospitality, and a desire to serve those in ministry. Some are available only overnight, while others are available for longer periods of time. Some are small homes with a spare bedroom while others are large and have amenities like pools, game rooms, and libraries. Some are immaculate and some are well lived in. Some are remotely located for those who need quiet rest, but most are centrally located to interstates for convenience. All have hosts with open arms and open hearts
Shalom House, Butare, RwandaA small 8-room guesthouse at the EAR Butare (Anglican Church) Centre, to be found just beyond the University Rectory, on the tarmac road to Burundi. All rooms are en-suite with flush toilets and hot showers. We don’t serve meals other than a simple breakfast. There are two hotels very near for food. Cost: 20,000 francs a night (approx. US$37 or £18) or 23,000 francs for two people.
Shelter Youth Hostel Ministry, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsTwo unique Christian hostels located in the heart of Amsterdam! One called Shelter City and the other called Shelter Jordan. These Christian hostels in Amsterdam become a safe haven and a place of rest to many backpackers travelling through this busy city.
Tel: ++31(0)20-6244717 (NETHERLANDS)
The Dwelling Place, Wisconsin, USAServantCARE Respite for God’s servants, The Dwelling Place, is located three blocks from the beautiful Mississippi River in the quiet little village of Cassville, Wisconsin. Their goal is to see Christian workers rested, healthy, and growing so that they will be effective in life and ministry. Cost effective at $35 nightly for singles and $45 for couples. 10 a.m. brunch and 5 p.m. dinner are included.
The Dwelling, ThailandLocated in Chiang Mai, Thailand, The Dwelling is a private and comfortable retreat home for missionaries serving in Asia. In partnership with The Well Member Care Center and Cornerstone Counseling, its purpose is to help provide spiritual, emotional, physical, and relational care to missionaries teams and families. Our goal is to promote refreshment, growth, and unity so that workers remain strong and healthy, reaching the world with the Good News. For those receiving Member Care during their stay, the home is provided for FREE.
Tel: ++ 66 89 829 4823 (THAILAND)
The Oaks Oasis, Porano, ItalyThe Oaks Oasis in Italy provides a peaceful setting where you can be refreshed spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically. They welcome all Christian workers to come for up to ten days to experience the Lord’s peace. For reservations or inquiries please email Celeste at the address below.
The Team House, South AfricaThe Team House is located on Noordhoek Beach in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa. We are a one-stop shop for a mission teams travel needs and are well prepared to receive you, providing full service with all the usual amenities. Whether it be mission teams, university/school groups or sports teams, The Team House is the perfect location to host your team. We are able to provide full logistical support to groups and teams by providing not only the accommodation and meals, but transport, guides and great sight-seeing opportunities. The house sleeps 36 people in 10 rooms ranging from en-suite to dorm style rooms.
Tel: ++27 21 789 1250 (SOUTH AFRICA)
VCH - Association of Christian Hotels in GermanyAssociation of Christian Hotels in Germany (Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Britain and Poland too). Website: www.vch.de
Vine Homes Bed & BreakfastVine Homes is a Christian Bed & Breakfast in Nairobi, next to Yaya Centre. It has 5 spacious bedrooms with a 10-bed capacity. It enjoys the privacy of a residential gated compound with a 24 hour security service. We have unlimited 24hr Internet connectivity, hot showers, flat screen TV and ample safe parking. The rates are Bed & Breakfast. It is a definite gem in a strategic location, for anyone looking for a Haven of Rest.
Tel: ++254 708 143804 (KENYA)