Surf Hostel Narawallee

“Summer has drawn to an end with some moments to draw breath and be ever-so-grateful for the guests that have constantly come through our House. As well as travelers, we have been able to host a number of mission and ministry folks. We have been able to afford them much needed respite and, even sometimes, Continue Reading

‘Becoming Worldly Saints’ by Michael Wittmer

‘Have you felt the tension between heaven and earth, between what you should do as a Christian and what you want to do because you’re human? You would like to lay up treasure in heaven, but you also want to have some fun down here. Have you ever thought you might enjoy life more if Continue Reading

The Shelter Hostel – Netherlands

The Shelter City is a Christian Youth Hostel for backpackers, wanderers and travelers alike and in many cases, it is so much more than that. It can be a resting place, an escape from routine, a refuge for those in need and a place for unsuspecting people to encounter God or at least learn a Continue Reading

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