Forest Haven is a Christian organization whose purpose is to provide a rural, quiet place of healing hospitality and spiritual refreshment for Christian ministers and missionaries, and their spouses, who need time away from their responsibilities to draw closer to God.
Besides offering lodging in a beautiful place, Forest Haven’s Hosts, Randy & Jill Thompson, offer an encouraging and healing ministry of listening, loving and praying. They also respect the privacy of those who wish to be alone.
A place to go,
When you hear
God calling you
To enter His rest.
We want to thank you for the time we spent at your home. It was a very restful, peaceful and renewing time. Thank you Jill and Randy for not only providing a peaceful, quiet retreat but also for your hospitality, prayers and caring concern. God is blessing others through your ministry. May you be richly blessed in return.
I just spent 10 days at Forest Haven. I hadn’t been away for a ministry break in a year, and I slept alot, spent time with the Lord, listened to Randy and Jill’s wonderful CD collection, and appreciated reading “A Guide to Prayer for Ministers and Other Servants”. It was a special time for solitude, and wonderful conversations with Randy and Jill. They are kind-hearted and good listeners.
Forest Haven lived up to its vision–it was certainly a peaceful and restful place where I met the Lord in a fresh way. The Thompsons are wonderful hosts who blessed me with their loving welcome and hospitality as well as a delicious meal. Every little touch in the beautifully appointed apartment spoke of God’s grace and His care. I look forward to my next retreat here.
This place is so lovely! Tastefully decorated (down to the leaf-covered tissue boxes!) and immaculately clean. It has obviously been prepared by caring hands expressing the love of Christ. Your devotion to Christ is seen in your offering such a haven to burdened and weary soldiers of Christ for their refreshment and encouragement. Thank you kindly for making your hospitality available to us… God be with you in this ministry.
Thank you guys so much for this respite and for your warm hospitality and friendship. God’s blessing on your ministry to Him and to His servants!!!”
My wife and I needed a place to rest and recharge before resuming our ministry in the fall. Forest Haven provided just what we were looking for. The Thompsons are gracious hosts striking just the right balance between offering personal interaction on the one hand and leaving alone on the other. The accommodations are comfortable and the surrounding area full of life and beauty.
Come apart and draw near to the Lord. The beautiful property draws one to his/her creator. The unit is beautiful. The books given point to Jesus. Don’t miss dinner, prayer and fellowship with Randy and Jill. God speaks through them in refreshing and encouraging ways.
What a wonderful experience I had this weekend! Your hospitality was authentic. I’ve enjoyed the food and fellowship tremendously. The environment within and without was pleasant and the suite was immaculate! I truly rested and enjoyed the reading resources. Thanks for letting God use you both in such a powerful way. I will be back and will recommend Forest Haven to my colleagues! I will continue to pray for the prosperity of your ministry.
We are so blessed to have met you both and received your loving hospitality. It’s wonderful to have this place to come to for rest. Thank you for listening and obeying.
We visited again briefly last week. I was reminded of what a quiet, peaceful and comfortable place Forest Haven is. It’s a great opportunity for people in ministry to get away and get recharged.
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