Envisioning Life Impact’s Future

With a New Year comes my desire to look forward and envision what might happen and how the year might trend.  I find that an enriching exercise.  This year is a transition year for a couple reasons . . .

  • Our Board has agreed with us that it’s time to seek another President for Life Impact.  We founded Life Impact in 2003, and after twelve years at the helm, our need is to turn the ministry over to a younger President in tune with younger realities.  So 2015 is a year of leadership transition for our growing organization.
  • Both Sheri and I find ourselves battling cancer — she’s coming against a recurrence of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, and I’m up against an esophageal cancer.  This reality and the timing of it, contributes to our need for making 2015 a transition year for Life impact.  (Follow our Journey)

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Life Impact was incorporated and received our IRS 501(c)(3) status in 2003 when Sheri and I transitioned back from the mission field after a career of 30 years.  During a sabbatical that year, the Lord encouraged us to implement a burden we had on our hearts to pass on to others the lessons we’ve learned — good, bad, ugly — over those 30 years.  So we moved to Central Oregon and started ministering to Christian workers through our home.

In 2006 we expanded from our one Oasis when Jim and Carol Wold joined us and set up a place in the Black Hills of South Dakota.  Amber Stark came shortly after that to establish a center in Slovakia.  And on and on it went.  People with callings and commitment to care for Christian workers.

Today we are positioned both in the USA and around the Globe providing care in various ways through our 10 (soon to be 13) hosted centers.  Distilling our mission to a sentence, we can say that Life Impact provides Christian Workers . . .

. . .  a SAFE PLACE to Go, and a CARING PERSON to Talk With.

We specialize on Places for rest and retreat.  We specialize on loving Staff who care about Missionaries and Pastors and desire to help them stay in ministry, impacting the people and nations in which they live and work.

Thanks for joining us on this journey to make the world a better place!




About Dave Grissen

David & Sheri Grissen spent 44 years in mission and humanitarian aid work. In 2003 they established Life Impact, a ministry of strengthening Christian workers in hosted centers, called Oases. Presently 12 Oases are functioning. www.LifeImpactMinistries.net. In 2016 they started Fund The Ministry to help missionaries create new funding for their ministries. www.FundTheMinistry.com. They have five married children and fifteen grandchildren.
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