Welcome!

"Come away by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest."

(Jesus to his disciples in Mark 6:31)

Our purpose  

Caring for those who care for others

Helping Christian cross-cultural workers (missionaries) and national Christian leaders (evangelists, church planters, pastors) maintain and renew their health and their passion for ministry.

 

Our focus

Christian leaders serving in French-speaking Europe and elsewhere within the French-speaking world.

 

Our history

A medieval hamlet purchased in ruins in 1968, renovated into an oasis of rest and care, and now owned by a non-profit organization called Pierres Vivantes ("Living Stones").

 

Our location

A quiet secluded place in the mountainous countryside of Upper Provence in south-eastern France. The nearest town is Sisteron.

 

Our services

  • Rest
  • Debriefing
  • Chiropractic care
  • Spiritual direction
  • Vocational discernment
  • Brief short-term counselling for ministry-related issues

 

Our setup

Guests stay in one of our six fully-equipped self-catering missionary guest homes ("gîtes"), usually for 1–3 weeks. They can contribute financially by leaving a donation.

 

How Christians can help

It is thanks to the help and support of Christian friends that this ministry can serve national leaders and cross-cultural workers in this way.

 

As a non-profit association, the ministry is entirely dependent upon the generosity of the Lord's people. Tax-deductible gifts can be made payable to the following agencies, with a note indicating 'For Association Pierres Vivantes in France':

 

MSC (Canada)
MSC (Canada)


CMML (USA)
CMML (USA)