So many people were coming and going that Jesus and his followers did not have time to eat. So he said to them, "Come away by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest."
Caring for those who serve and serving those who care.
Helping Christian cross-cultural workers (missionaries) and national Christian leaders (evangelists, church planters, pastors) serving in the French-speaking world maintain and renew their health and their passion for ministry.
Christian leaders serving specifically in French-speaking Europe and elsewhere within the French-speaking world.
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").
A quiet secluded place in the mountainous countryside of Upper Provence in the southern Alps of south-eastern France. The nearest town is Sisteron.
- Personal retreat
- Medical advice
- Chiropractic care
- Spiritual direction
- Vocational discernment
- Brief short-term counselling for ministry-related issues
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':