WE ARE Dove Cottage Ministries

WE ARE Dove Cottage Ministries — helping missionaries while they are at home.

VERY LATE in 2016, God put our personal life into a U-turn. Instead of traveling the USA looking for the perfect place to retire to, He opened a new chapter in our lives that was previously closed to us. In the 30-plus years since we received His Holy Spirit and His Son, we have asked many times if we could be involved in the overseas ministry for His Kingdom. The answer was always, “No.” Not even a “not yet”. In December 2016, to our great surprise, that answer was changed to a “Now is a good time”, and we found ourselves purchasing a 3200 square-foot, 9 room historical house just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio. In our dreams, He answered our question of “What now, Lord?” with a vision of being able to help missionaries during their “out of country” times — that is, when they return home to the USA for medical treatments, or to revive their support systems, or when returning home to America when their time overseas is completed.

THE HOUSE is an 1840’s Gothic Revival home, and is currently being renovated. When the renovations are complete, we will be able to house up to 3 missionary family groups at any one time. Our guests will have a private bedroom and bath, and use of the kitchen and other facilities, like the library and laundry. They will be able to stay with us for a day, a week, a month or up to about 6 months, at no charge to them at all. We will have all the modern necessities and conveniences, (like internet and cable television) in a relaxing atmosphere. Our guests will be invited to join us for meals, or do their own cooking in the modern kitchen. The renovations are expected to be completed in late 2017, and guests will begin to be welcomed early in 2018.

OUR FACILITY will be funded by ourselves and others who choose to join with us to provide these much-needed services to traveling missionary families. We have applied for non-profit status, which means any contributions from individuals, the community, and church organizations will be tax-deductible for them. We are located within 15 minutes of the Cincinnati International Airport (CVG), 25 minutes from downtown Cincinnati, and within 2 hours of Indianapolis, Indiana, Columbus, Ohio, and Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky.

ANY INQUIRIES at this time can be sent to dlharbula@hotmail.com and please include several ways to get back to you such as email, phone and physical address.

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