Sollievo = Relief
Why a House of Relief?
People who serve cross-culturally, and in ministry of any kind, have very high levels of stress for long periods of time. This takes a toll – physically, emotionally, and (even for great saints) spiritually.
Central location to serve those who serve across Europe, Middle East, and Africa – as well as being a lovely destination from North America. Because the food, the wine, the architecture, the landscapes…. Italy is BEAUTIFUL. And beauty is HEALING.
What do we offer?
- Intercessory prayer
- Spa services – massage therapy, pedicures, haircuts
- Teaching/training in cultivating a Sabbath heart
- Bible study
- Time and space to RELAX
- Permission to lay in a hammock all day reading a book
- Guided retreats and vacation packages
- Area attractions and tours
- Language classes
- Cooking, knitting, sewing, and repurposing classes and workshops
What are my qualifications?
35 years in hospitality, spa, and restaurant industries; business management, administration, and ownership; church ministry in worship and creative arts; missions assignments on 4 continents; 6 years of full-time ministry in Italy; personal physical crash from long-term ministry overwork…
It is not easy to rest when there is so much to be done. But it is essential! Work is a given, but rest is actually the commandment! I’ll say that again: we are given a job to do, but REST is a COMMANDMENT.
Come… take a break. Rest, and find relief for your weary soul…