Archives for : June2015

Refresh International

Based in Llandudno, North Wales, UK, the Refresh International team has been offering 5 day residential debriefing programs since 2004.  Our service is mostly used by aid workers, missionaries and people in ministry during times of transition.  See our website for details and watch our short video about our ministry.

Schuppener Global Transitions – DE

Schuppener Global Transitions provide member care for cross cultural workers wishing to digest what they have experienced overseas. Located close to Munich, in southern Germany they serve in German and English. Their clients consist of NGOs staff and business people, singles, couples and families. Their services include:

  • Debriefing
  • Crisis Debriefing
  • Intercultural Teambuilding
  • Intercultural conflict Management
  • Culture-Stress & Culture-Shock
  • Relocation & Repatriation
  • Work-Life-Balance
  • Telephone-Coaching

See the latest promotional video by clicking here.

Singing the Lord’s Song in a Foreign Land

Singing the Lord’s Songs in a Foreign land: Biblical Reflections for Expatriates is a book designed to assist and encourage people who live overseas. It is especially appropriate for missionaries and perfect for those struggling with cultural adjustment.  In it you will find biblical reflections offering insight into the struggles of living in a foreign land.

The print version of this book can be ordered anywhere in the world for $8.95 at  It is also available for $4.95 for electronic readers. Click here for the direct link for Kindle. For other electronic versions go to:
For more information and a sample chapter see: or contact Ken McHarg at

Single Mission

Single missionBeing single can bring massive challenges for mission workers.  Feeling lonely, isolated or misunderstood, or even being taken advantage of, can cause self-doubt, resentment and can even result in people leaving the mission field.

Edited by Dr Debbie Hawker and Rev Tim Herbert, and featuring contributions from 30 single mission workers from every continent, Single Mission  aims to encourage and equip single mission workers and help them be strong in their faith, effective in ministry, and content with their lifestyle.

Cost €10.50/£8.99 plus €7.60 postage Europe-wide.  For more information see

Syzygy Missions Support Network – UK

Providing Practical and Pastoral Support for Christian Missions

One of the primary reasons for discouraged and burnt-out mission partners leaving their place of service for avoidable reasons is lack of adequate support.  The aim of Syzygy Missions Support Network is to help improve the support that mission partners receive by forging strategic alliances within the missions sector and providing key services that can prevent a critical failure of support.  Syzygy exists to support mission partners.  Our mission is to maximise the effectiveness of mission partners and prevent their premature departure from their place of service.  We do this by providing strategic leadership to the mission sector, training and debriefing, pastoral support and practical resources.


Working from a Place of Rest

WfaporWorking from a Place of Rest is written with those involved in full-time ministry in mind, whether at home or in a cross-cultural context. It looks at the story of Jesus and the Samaritan villagers in John 4, and uses his example as a pattern for sustaining ministry in the frantic world of the twenty first century.

Tony Horsfall is a graduate of London School of Theology, worked with OMF in East Malaysia for a number of years, before leading a church in West Yorkshire. He then headed up the EQUIP training programme at Bawtry Hall (Doncaster), and now works as a freelance trainer for his own ministry, Charis Training. He regularly leads retreats for mission personnel and church leaders, and serves as Pastoral Carer for MAF International (Africa Region).

The Good Book Oasis – SK

The Good Book Oasis in Slovakia provides a peaceful setting where you can refresh spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically. They welcome all full-time-Christian-workers who need a break to come for a week or even a weekend and experience the Lord’s peace.  For reservations or inquiries please e-mail Amber at:

Please note: we run this ministry on a donations-only basis, please do not let finances keep you from enjoying a much-needed rest