L’Abri staan vir “die skuiling/skuilplek” en die eerste doel van ons tuiste is dat dit vir ons gesin ‘n hawe sal wees vir herstel, rus en fellowship. Tweedens is L’Abri ‘n plek waar ander mense ook bediening en rus kan beleef. Almal van ons het per geleentheid ‘n plek nodig waarna ons kan gaan om nie net fisies maar ook geestelik en emosioneel te herlaai.
‘n Plek buite ons eie omgewing en die druk wat ons daar mag beleef waar ons Jesus kan soek en Sy antwoorde kan vind. Bloot ‘n mooi plek is baie keer nie voldoende nie. Ons het iemand nodig wat ons vertrou om ons te help met ons kwellinge. L’Abri is ‘n gastehuis wat net twee paartjies op ‘n slag kan akkommodeer. Die gaste kry Riekert en Pippa se aandag en sorg. Daar is geleentheid vir berading, gesprekke, fellowship en lang stappe langs die see. Die hart wat moeg en oorlaai is, sal Jesus hier ontmoet.
Een deel van die lewe is om spesiale bediening te verleen aan predikante en hul gades in areas waar hulle dit die nodigste het.
Die ander deel van L’Abri se lewe is gemik op diegene wat geroep is vir die voltydse bediening, maar nog nie opleiding ondergaan het nie.
Ons het tans plek vir hoogstens 2 studente en bied mentorskap in bedieningspraktyk, karakterontwikkeling, en teologiese studies.
Laasgenoemde is in samewerking met die internasionaal erkende Global University.
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LEES VERDER OOR L'ABRI HIERONDER!
Every ministering couple has different needs. Some need to be left alone and find their peace. Others need friendship without expectations, laughter and distraction from the hardships of life and ministry. Some need answers to questions they can’t ask.
Some need help in navigating between the pressures of home and ministry. They may be struggling with their own marriages or children.
Most ministers need a safe haven to just be.
Without judgement. Without demands.
L’Abri is this kind of place. It is situated in the beautiful Vermont between the sea and mountain.
The view from the covered veranda is a place where one can say, “I lift my eyes to the mountain. Where shall my help come from?”
There are lovely walkways along the seashore and beautiful hikes in the mountains. There are numerous restaurants, wine farms and coffee shops to visit. But most of all there is space to breathe and heal!
The guests will have a room,with a separate entrance, and bathroom. They will have no demands made on them. They can come and go as they please. We would love to share meals with them when they desire and we pray that we may be of some service to them but the pace is dictated, not by us but by them.
Riekert and I were 23 and 21 years old when we entered the ministry. We had just gotten married and were still both students. We owned nothing but we had the strong call of God on our lives and plenty of youthful energy. Since then we have been youth pastors, working as young people in an established church, under the guidance of older men.
We have been missionaries in the Ukraine, learning how to be a blessing while struggling with our own insecurities and fears. We have questioned how to keep the home church satisfied while feeling incompetence and failure in the mission. We have been pastors of a congregation in a small town, battling with the competition between churches for members. We have worked in secular jobs while seeking to testify to our colleagues.
We have known the direct call of God to a ministry that terrifies us. We have learnt through our mistakes and been strengthened by His truth. We have felt failure more often than success, fear more often than bravado, want more often than riches.
We are not hoping to help because we feel able to do so but because we feel lead by God to do so.
We offer our home for this purpose and believe that L’Abri will be a haven to those who seek the Truth while serving Him in the church and the world.