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"The Gathering" Missionary Retreat

This weekend retreat is designed to bless full-time expatriate evangelical missionaries who are native English-speakers. It is a time to “clock-out” of daily ministry and have the opportunity to be ministered to, network with others, and have a time of corporate worship and biblical teaching in English while at a relaxing facility.

Welcome to the 5th Annual
Missionary Fellowship Conference!
“The Gathering”

Friday, November 9th – Monday, November 12th

NOW - SEPT. 15
Missionaries click here to register

The conference will once again be held at the beautiful Pacific Paradise Hotel in Costa Del Sol. Conference registration includes meals, rooms and all adult and children programs.

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For 2018 we have once again added a free extra night of fellowship on Sunday evening.  Missionary Fellowship is picking up the room tab for everyone on Sunday night so that you have plenty of time to fellowship with both new friends and old.  After the Sunday morning closing session you will  have the rest of the day to spend time with family and friends at the beach or pool, speak with counselors, and learn how to surf. Sunday evening our youth team will provide a program for the kids and the adults will have a special dinner together.

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Kids: This conference is as much for your kids as it is for you!   There are age appropriate programs and activities for children throughout the entire conference, providing them with an opportunity to have fun and make new friends and have unique experiences like learning to surf.  The children’s programs also allow you to have some “kid-free” fellowship.  The children’s program is provided by Valley Center Community Church.

Worship: Worship will be provided by Valley Center Community Church.


Last year we had about 30 families and this year we will have special guests joining us from
the U.S. and Nicaragua so we will be at max capacity of the hotel.  We will need to place
some families at nearby hotels.  Please register early!!!!!!

In order to help make the conference possible for more individuals and families to attend,
churches in the United States are subsidizing the conference, allowing us to offer
you a rate that is half the actual costs!

Adult: $100
(Singles will most likely be placed in a room with 1 or 2 other singles.  
If you require your own room please let us know.  $60 additional fee will apply)

Child (3-18 years): $50
Child (Under 2): Free

***Family Max: $350***
If your family size exceeds the max amount dollars paid please contact
Cristina for a Special Discount Code:

Registration includes meals, rooms and all adult and children programs.


Missionary Click here to Register

Partner/donor click here to Register



Don spent twenty-two years with his wife, Kathy, serving orphan children and HIV-AIDS families in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.  Towards the last few years in South Africa, close friends and family noticed he was struggling with something. No one was quite sure.  So, with a return to the United States Don thought a change was all he needed.  Upon returning to the United States in 2006, he continued to experience numerous struggles. Finally, he sought help and was diagnosed with PTSD.  While Don is not a licensed therapist, psychologist, or mental health professional he does offer his journey in dealing with PTSD and managing its daily affects.

Don is a PTSD survivor, and Kathy is a survivor of childhood sexual & emotional abuse. They are both survivors of trauma, but prefer to refer to themselves as THRIVERS not survivors!  Don's PTSD has taught him the value of living life rather than being driven through life!  His life coaching helps others find their heart niche for living; helping them move from where they are to where they want to be!  

Don currently pastors in northern Minnesota in a medium size congregation, just a couple of hours from the Canadian border. Eh? He enjoys wildlife & nature photography, his sons, grandkids, and coffee with Kathy.



We are excited to have Ken Brumley returning this year with his team of counselors for the sole purpose of ministering to you!   Ken has been ministering to missionaries in Central America for over 15 years and has a unique understanding of the trials and issues they face. 

Ken Brumley has served as Marriage & Family Minister at Green Acres Baptist for over 25 years. He has provided pastoral marriage and family counseling since 1985. Ken has a Masters Degree from Southwestern Theological Seminary with focus on Education and Marriage and Family Counseling and is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Please email Anna Broderhausen at
to reserve your spot today.

Special Thank You to our partners

Thank you to our sponsoring churches and families who make this weekend possible. We are so grateful for your generous giving and service. Green Acres,  Valley Center Community Church and The Paulson Family.