Tag Archives: Thriving Through Retreat

How One Missionary Mother Handled Transition

A few years after we started the 1st Life Impact Oasis in Sunriver, Oregon, a missionary wife and mother, Denele Ivins, came to our Oasis for a personal Retreat.  She was in a major transition from mission field back into … Continue reading

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All about the Zzz, zar, path?? . . . Which Oasis? (4.11)

Elijah’s personal retreat at Kerith Brook came to an end.  But then, by the command of the Lord, it actually went on longer.  Maybe it was actually a Sabbatical?  And the care and environment for that retreat increased in quality. … Continue reading

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Have You Experienced This Principle of Personal Care? (4.10)

If you are a cross-cultural worker or pastor, you are in the thick of the spiritual fight as Paul reminds us, “For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil  rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty … Continue reading

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Do We Really Need to Fear China? (6.5)

Recently on a Charles Stanley TV program, a former POW lodged at the “Hanoi Hilton” along with Sen. John McCain gave his testimony of how God was with him in that horrendous situation.  As Americans, this history colors how we … Continue reading

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Can African Church Leaders Frustrate the Grim Reaper? (6.2)

Let’s talk more about CARE for African Pastors and missionaries on that great continent, since Life Impact is now focusing staff, resources, and some attention there.

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Step Out of the Traffic of Life for Time with the Lord (4.5)

When we first moved to Vienna, Austria eons ago to work behind the Iron Curtain, I was intimidated by the idea of driving in Vienna Traffic.  The Austrians have a very laid

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Psalm 91 Defines an Oasis for Tired Christian Workers (4.4)

The concept of “REFUGE” is significant, especially in the OT.  And it’s especially huge for King David as he faced the challenges of his life.  What challenges are your

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The Ministry Desert Defines the Value of an Oasis (4.3)

We are calling each of our Care Centers for missionaries, humanitarian aid workers, and pastors, OASIS.  In a recent book, Shifting Sands, by Steve Donahue, who actually

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I Experienced an Oasis in the Midst of the Communist Desert! (4.2)

During the late 1970’s and 1980’s I traveled often behind the Iron Curtain into Romania, Czechoslovakia, and Poland.  We also ministered in Russia during the late 80’s and I had

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A Beach, Stars, and a Prayer Impacted Me (4.1)

I remember being at Camp Geneva in Holland, Michigan in 1964 at a ministry seminar.  In the darkness I walked on the beach, laid down in the sand and looked up at the

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