Big news: SurfHouse Narrawallee has joined theRIVER!!

Exciting news! We are honoured to announce that SurfHouse Narrawallee is officially part of theRIVER! They have joined as the first RIVER Connection. We now have 10 RIVER Communities and 1 RIVER Connection! (for definitions check out the info on the homepage of our website – here). You can now get to know SurfHouse Narrawallee Continue Reading

Shekina Meditation Podcast

The Shekina Meditation Podcast is a weekly podcast created by the Shekina Jesus-devotional communities. Each week, 45 minute – 1 hour episodes are released containing the recording of a Christ-centred meditation from a Shekina Community. Each meditation is preceded by a short conversation between some community members with an update on community activities and events Continue Reading

Warm Heart – Mexico

The day after the earthquake is still a blur. We ended up having a house full of guests with over 30 of us sleeping on the first floor in the case of aftershocks. We led a 12-hour prayer meeting that next day, still trying to process the fallen buildings 10 blocks from our house and Continue Reading

‘Come, Stay, Celebrate!’ by Judith Galblum Pex

Come, Stay, Celebrate! tells the story of the Shelter Hostel in Eilat, Israel, one of theRIVER Communities. Many of us dream of immersing ourselves more in the traveler scene or of even starting a hostel, but here we have not just a history but a behind-the-scenes glimpse into what it’s been like to live this Continue Reading

Nomad’s Land – USA

In late September, it was still sweltering at Nomad’s Land in rural Alabama. One of our early guests of the fall season, Katrina, arrived in a rickety white pickup with a brightly beaded dreamcatcher swaying under the rearview mirror. Her smile was eager despite the mugginess. She was on her way up from Florida and Continue Reading

Shelter Eilat – Israel

We had three lovely Shvilistiot (Israel Trail girls) stay with us this week and they left a letter for our staff (it rhymes in Hebrew):   “Dear Shelter family, There’s no doubt that you are amazing people! You received us with open arms With many songs, smiles and talks We met people from all corners Continue Reading