A venture such as The Place of Springs is never something that is undertaken alone. This endeavour is rooted in our relationships with mission leaders, with partnering churches, and with prayerful supporters from around the world.
Stephe Mayers writes: "It has been encouraging to see the vision and passion deepen in the lives of Tim & Miranda for leadership development and spiritual formation. In fact, after running a leadership retreat centre for 10 years ourselves, it’s a great delight to see them with a desire to start something similar.
"They both have a wealth of gifting to invest in a project like this. Their involvement with YWAM has included establishing ministries in communication, leadership development, spiritual direction, area leadership in North Africa and so much more. They are both bursting with creativity in shaping outward environments but also in exploring new ways of developing inner life growth. These gifts come together in the creation of retreats and their skills of presenting and articulating lessons for growth on our journey.
"This couple have the opportunity of investing so much in the emerging leaders of our time as this centre is established and we endorse them wholeheartedly for the adventure ahead."
Since 1993, Stephe and his wife, Rite, have focused on leadership development (Stephe earned his master's degree in Leadership Studies at Azusa Pacific University). They helped establish the 6 week Leadership Development Course that has been multiplied all around the world. In 2006, they moved to Spain to pioneer a leadership retreat centre. Stephe continues to be a key developer of leaders in YWAM Europe and beyond.
Claire Rose-Casemore is the rector of St Mary's Church in Bideford, North Devon, one of our wonderful partnering churches. In this video message, Claire explains why she and the St Mary's family are excited about The Place of Springs.
Would you journey with us in making The Place of Springs a reality? And not just for the sake of those we serve directly, but for the individuals and communities served by them in hard-to-reach place. We’ve just tipped past 25% of the total needed before 30 November: help to keep us moving towards our goal! Join our growing group of supporters by clicking on the link below to make a donation of any size.
Thank you to all those who have given and to those who have let us know that they will be discussing a donation with their partner, YWAM community, or church. It means a lot to know that you are behind us!