|THE GREAT COMMISSION spoken by Jesus Christ for His followers throughout time - to share the Gospel with those who have not heard; to feed the hungry, clothe the poor, heal the sick, and help the hurting. International missionaries are following the pattern of Paul and
Barnabas as they ministered to the first-century world, away from their homes, people, and culture. But there is more. There is also a call to support and provide hospitality to those going to serve. In fact, Matthew chapter 10 tells us that Christ equates the need of the missionary and those serving the missionary by saying their blessing will be the same.
||The work of today’s missionary is two sided. Much of their work is also done back in their homeland during extended periods of non-stop travel, raising support, visiting churches, and receiving training. This side of the ministry can be a daunting challenge for any missionary family. However, it becomes ever more challenging when operating on limited budgets and funds. Shunem Ministries understands these challenges and exists to assist by providing a hospitable home as they transition from place to place.
The purpose of Shunem House is to provide a place for housing, respite, fellowship, training and counseling for traveling missionary families while they are away from home. This 11,000 square foot home includes 5 guest rooms with private bathrooms, a family suite, swimming pool, theatre room, and a two bedroom apartment for longer stays.