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The Innkeepers by Sanctuary Inn

The Innkeepers by Sanctuary Inn

By Steven Price
A podcast by Sanctuary Inn - We believe we are called to equip, refresh, and restore God's Global Workers. On this podcast we will be interviewing guests who have much to teach us about the many facets of Missionary Care. Let's learn together and be encouraged to press on in the work that God has given each one of us to do.

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The Innkeepers by Sanctuary Inn

Global Missions Training
Dr. Steve Hardy, a global missions trainer and consultant, talks with us about the challenges, needs, and realities of training missionaries around the world. You may be surprised to hear some of his stories from missions movements around the world. ABOUT DR. STEVE HARDY: Steve has served as SIM International's Advocate for Theological Education as well as a senior advisor to the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education (ICETE). He worked as a missionary educator primarily in Brazil, Mozambique and South Africa, although has traveled extensively as an educational consultant. He developed an Institute for Excellence in Theological Education for Overseas Council and directed the international scholar program for Langham Partnership (John Stott Ministries). His writings have focused on issues of quality in training and educational administration. He has been married for 48 years to LeAnne and has two grown daughters (Katie and Erika) and three grandkids.
September 13, 2021
Meet a Sanctuary Inn Guest
We’re excited about Season 3 beginning on September 13. Listen to hear what is in store for our next season. Also, in this brief bonus episode Tiana shares with us a little of her story and how Sanctuary Inn has been a part of her journey.
September 1, 2021
Self-Care in Missions
Amy Young of Global Trellis shares from her life as a cross-cultural worker and her experience on how missionaries can take steps to pursue care for themselves to be healthy and thriving despite the challenges of the missionary life. ABOUT AMY YOUNG:  Amy Young, MA, LPC served in China for nearly 20 years, holding various leadership roles, including Member Care Director for 10 years. She co-founded Velvet Ashes, an online community for women working cross-culturally. She founded Global Trellis which develops the spiritual life of cross-cultural workers. You can find out more about it at Amy is also the author of five books for cross-cultural workers. She lives in Colorado and is delighted not to have to get up in the middle of the night to cheer for the Denver Broncos and Kansas Jayhawks. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: • GlobalTrellis  • Velvet Ashes  • Thrive Retreats  • Azmera  • A Life Overseas
July 27, 2021
What is Cross Cultural Stress?
The Innkeepers hosts, Steve Price & Kara Githens, discuss the reality of cross-cultural stress in the lives of missionaries and some tools to identify it and cope in healthy ways.    ADDITIONAL RESOURCE:  • Stress Can Be Managed • Transition Curve by Marion Dicke from Mobile Member Care Team
July 13, 2021
Sending Church Care
Brian Heerwagen, the Missions Pastor of Montavilla Baptist Church for over two decades, shares his passion and practical tools for growing your church’s heart and connection to Global Missions and the missionaries your church supports.   ABOUT BRIAN HEERWAGEN:  Brian’s first short-term mission (STM) was in 1980.  He has been the CEO of Standards of Excellence - SOE (formerly Delta Ministries) since 1985 and has been on countless short-term ministries and partnered with nationals and long-term missionaries in 29 countries.  He has a degree in Business and Organizational Leadership. He is the lead author on the collaborative work for “The Next Mile” with more than 30,000 books sold and was part of the national leadership movement that wrote and established the Standards of Excellence in short-term missions.  He has been the Missions Pastor at Montavilla Church in Portland, Oregon since 1997.  Brian and Lorraine were married in 1986 and they have three grown and married children and five grandkids.   ADDITIONAL RESOURCE: • Unoffendable: How Just One Change Can Make All of Life Better by Brant Hansen  • SOE Equips the Short-Term Mission World By empowering churches, organizations and schools to implement the 7 Standards of Excellence
June 21, 2021
Shepherding Missionaries
Perry Bradford, Director of Barnabas International, shares about his life and the work of Barnabas providing pastoral care for missionaries all across the globe. ABOUT PERRY BRADFORD: Perry and Sandi Bradford began their missionary journey in 1980 with Wycliffe Bible Translators. In 1994, they returned to the United States after 10 years of service in Papua New Guinea to join Barnabas International. Perry currently serves as the Executive Director of Barnabas. For 17 years Sandi served as the Director of Women’s Ministries for Calvary Community Church in Williams Bay, WI. Together, Perry and Sandi have a heart to shepherd missionaries and national church leaders around the globe. They are the proud parents of 3 adult children and 7 grandchildren!    ADDITIONAL RESOURCE:  • Barnabas International - Providing pastoral care, missionary and MK care, and encouragement. Their focus is traveling to the missionary on the field. They also provide excellent conferences and retreats. Pastors to Missionaries; Equipping Women International, Debriefing Retreats etc.    • MuKappa International - Is a collegiate organization for students who have grown up in a cross-cultural setting (campus based and online for MK’s to meet other MK’s and share their experiences.)
June 7, 2021
The Significance of Forgiveness
Calvin & Julie Tadema of “Master’s Mind Ministry” share with us the power and significance of forgiveness in our lives. They share concrete steps we can take with God’s help to be set free.    ABOUT CALVIN & JULIE TADEMA:  Calvin & Julie Tadema are a full-time ministry team offering healing prayer for the spiritual, emotional and physical needs through Master’s Mind Ministry. Individual healing prayer sessions encourage insight and growth, particularly for overcoming trauma and abuse.  In addition, they teach the principles of mind renewal and listening prayer in classes, workshops and retreats.  The Tademas have been married for 43 years, love teaching together, and sharing their enthusiasm for the transforming work of the Lord in people’s lives. Additional resources:
May 17, 2021
Marriage and Cross-Cultural Stress
John Leverington, a counselor with decades of experience working with Global Workers, helps us to understand the joys and challenges of marriage and life outside your home culture. ABOUT JOHN LEVERINGTON: John Leverington has over 25 years of experience working as a therapist, consultant, trainer and supervisor. John was the founding director of Olive Tree Counseling Center in Antalya, Turkey and served as an SIL counselor in Papua New Guinea and Dallas, Texas. He has worked with numerous organizations responding to individual and group crisis situations in Eurasia, Africa, Asia and the Pacific. He has been married to Becky for 48 years and enjoys running, snow shoeing, hiking and photography. RESOURCES: Marriage Resources mentioned in this Podcast with John Leverington: The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix & Helen LaKelly Hunt Created for Connection: The “Hold Me Tight” Guide for Christian Couples by Sue Johnson & Kenneth Sanderfer Cross-Cultural Marriage: Love Across Latitudes: A Workbook on Cross-Cultural Marriage by Janet Fraser Smith In Love But Worlds Apart: Insights, questions, and tips for the intercultural couple by Grete Shelling Marriage Betrayal: Aftershock: Overcoming His Secret Life with Pornography: A Plan for Recovery by Joann Condie Gottman Institute: Card Decks App for your phone or device to help guide you through meaningful conversations with your spouse. Counseling Centers around the world for global workers: Olive Tree Counseling Center - Antalya, Turkey Cornerstone Counseling Foundation - Chiang Mai, Thailand Tumaini Counseling Center - Nairobi, Kenya Places to get away as a couple: Life Impact Oasis - Retreat homes around the world.
May 3, 2021
Thriving in the First Missionary Term
Connie Befus shares from her lifelong cross-cultural experience, her research, and training as a Psychologist how missionaries can survive and thrive beyond the first-term of service.    ABOUT CONNIE BEFUS, PH.D.:  Connie Befus is a psychologist with 35 years of experience in providing for the mental and spiritual health needs of international cross-cultural workers. She grew up in Africa, the daughter of career international workers and served with her husband in Latin America for 17 years.  She has also worked in private practice, as a psychological consultant for six sending organizations, and as a Director of Member Care for sending organizations for 17 years.  She has two adult Third Culture Kids. Her doctoral research explored effective helps for people in the midst of cross cultural adjustment. She is the author of Sojourner’s Workbook: A Guide to Thriving Cross-Culturally.
April 19, 2021
TCK Training - Preventative Care for our Missionary Kids
Lauren Wells specializes in practical, preventative care for Third Culture Kids and their families. Lauren herself is a Missionary Kid who spent much of her developmental years in Tanzania, East Africa. In this podcast we hear some of her story and how God is using her experience and wisdom to help Third Culture Kids thrive. ABOUT LAUREN WELLS:  Lauren Wells is the Founder and Director of TCK Training and author of Raising Up a Generation of Healthy Third Culture Kids: A Practical Guide to Preventive Care and The Grief Tower. She specializes in practical, preventive care for Third Culture Kids and their families. She has worked with over 1,000 parents and TCK caregivers and has trained staff from over 60 organizations. Lauren spent her developmental years in Tanzania, East Africa and now lives in South Carolina with her husband and two children.
April 5, 2021
Continuum of Care
Hosts Steve Price and Kara Githens discuss the different levels of missionary care that are needed in missions today.  They share many resources for Missionary Care around the world. Please visit for the list of related resources.
March 8, 2021
Caring for Your Missionary Through Prayer
Doug Hazen gives practical tools and amazing insight into how we can effectively pray for missionaries around the world.   ABOUT DOUG HAZEN:  Doug Hazen is a devoted husband, and a proud parent of four adult children, and in addition to their four, later in life he and his wife Ruth adopted two more wonderful kids. Doug and Ruth are also doting and grandparents to 17 grandchildren. Doug was born to missionary parents and then as an adult he and his wife and four young children served in Congo with WorldVenture. Doug served for 30 years with WorldVenture and the last role that he held was as the National Director of Mobilization Prayer for WorldVenture. He is now retired from WorldVenture and is faithfully serving in a pastoral capacity in a small church in Southern Oregon.
February 22, 2021
A Missionary Care Pioneer
Dr. Barney Davis shares a bit of his journey and lifework as a Psychiatrist and Missionary Care Provider for the last 30 years. He shares his insight on missions, mental illness, and how we can strive for health.   ABOUT DR. BARNEY DAVIS:  Dr. Barney Davis is a psychiatrist, who along with his wife, Karen, a registered nurse (deceased), served as founders of the Godspeed Resources team.  Their passion for providing medical and counseling consultations on the field for intercultural workers took them to many locations around the world. A graduate of Texas-based undergraduate, medical, and postgraduate institutions, he practiced general psychiatry in Texas and Maryland before taking on the directorship of Godspeed from 1998 through 2009. Currently, Barney serves as a Clinical Associate at Godspeed Resources.   Click this link to learn more about Godspeed Resources []
February 8, 2021
A Conversation with a Counselor to Missionaries
Lynn Paulsen from CarePort Counseling shares some of her story and her passion for caring for missionaries through CarePort Counseling, an online counseling service. About Lynn Paulsen Lynn is the founder and service provider for Care Port. She has spent over 20 years working overseas in a variety of contexts – living in large cities as well as a small village, and being a traveling counselor. Though much of her work was in Asia, she has also traveled to Europe, Africa and the South Pacific. Having worked in a large organization for many years, she is now following a dream to broaden her services to those who have little access to counseling. “I’ve lived in a village where tours of ‘white skins’ came through to see the ‘primitive’ people. And I’ve watched tanks roll down the street during a coup. My own journey included a time of crawling out of the pit of depression. I’ve learned so much by living in another culture and by walking with others on their personal journeys of growth. They’ve both contributed to who I am today.” - Lynn Personal Background – Lynn went to the University of California at San Diego as an engineering major. But after several variations on the engineering theme, ended up with a Psychology degree. After spending many years overseas as a linguist, she finally returned to her first career love – Psychology. Wheaton College provided both excellent academic training as well as exceptional mentoring in the field. She’s been a licensed counselor since 2002.
January 25, 2021
The Five Things Your Missionary Won’t Tell You
The Innkeepers hosts Steve Price and Kara Githens share some of what they’ve learned about missionaries and their unspoken needs and realities. Click this link to view the article: Five Things your Missionary Won’t Tell You
January 11, 2021
Clinging to the Sovereignty of God
Meet Dennis and Kasia Beck and hear their incredible story. They are missionaries with a story full of loss, grief, and a beautiful picture of God’s faithfulness and goodness. Click this link to view the PDF of the story mentioned in this podcast. About Dennis and Kasia Beck Dennis and Kasia Beck have served in Eastern Europe, with Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru in the US), for more than 40 years. They are currently overseeing the FamilyLife Ministry in Eastern Europe and Russia. Currently they live in Ohio and and split their time between developing FamilyLife ministry in Eastern Europe and reaching and discipling University professors in Ohio.
December 14, 2020
A Third Culture Kid (TCK) Story
Learn along with us from Tim Boettcher on what it has meant to grow up  overseas as a missionary kid/third culture kid and then have the  opportunity to raise his own kids cross-culturally. He has much wisdom  and insight on the challenges and beauty of living life among worlds.
November 30, 2020
Do Missionaries Experience Trauma?
In this podcast we are privileged to speak with Dr. Steve Tracy, author of “Mending the Soul” and learn from him about the realities of trauma and missions. Do you ever wonder if you or a missionary you care about has experienced trauma and you're not quite sure what to do? We hope this podcast will help answer your questions and give you direction and hope.
November 16, 2020
The Innkeepers: Introducing Ourselves
In this brief introductory episode you will get a chance to meet "The Innkeepers" hosts Steve Price and Kara Githens. They share a bit of their life  stories and how God brought each of them to serve and work at Sanctuary Inn and gave them a passion for Missionary Care.
September 28, 2020