A Candle in the Window Hospitality Network is a growing network/ database of Christian households who delight in hospitality. Members enjoy conversational dinners and/or overnight stays for FREE in the homes of other members. The low annual membership is only $30 for an entire household. That is less than half the cost of one night at a hotel, yet lasts an entire year.
Simply click on the locations/map to locate members in the area you are traveling through. Then view their member profile in the Private Directory (visible to members only). If you would like to request a reference or see whether a member is available for an overnight stay of 1-2 nights, click on "send message" to contact them through our site. Be sure to include the date(s) of desired visit and identify yourself with your membership ID number (Note: Member's last name, address and phone numbers never appear on the website directories) Messages and contact information are exchanged privately between members.
Perhaps you don’t need overnight accommodations or, for some reason, are unable to open your home to overnight guests, you can still delight in hospitality through a “conversational dinner”. Do you view your dinner table as a nexus for worship, fellowship, discipleship, education and evangelism? You should! Meet other members for a meal and fellowship when traveling through their location, or host a dinner as members pass through your neck of the woods. As we have already said, its not just about saving money! As God engineers your path, we pray that new friendships might be forged and the stories of God's faithfulness recounted around countless dinner tables.
Become a Charter Member: To help kick things off, we are offering a FREE lifetime membership to the first household in each state or foreign country who joins A Candle in the Window Hospitality Network.
And did we mention that fulltime and retired missionaries can also join for FREE and receive a lifetime membership? A small token of our appreciation to them for their years of faithful service. Karen Maines, in her Open Heart, Open Home, reminds us of the blessings of hosting missionaries in our homes:
You can be a part of the work of the kingdom
though you may not be on the front lines. Think
of your home as a behind the lines supply depot,
a resting place away from the heat of the battle.
Find ways to use the good things the Lord has
given you to ease the battle scarred veteran or
the fresh young recruit. You will give much to
them and they will give you heroic stories of the
conflict, marvelous undertakings of the comman-
der-in-chief, intimate knowledge about the direc-
tion the battle is raging.
Finally, a note to Homeschoolers and Large Families: Homeschoolers often include travel as an important aspect of their educational journey, but field trips for an entire household can be expensive! We invite you to make A Candle in the Window Hospitality Network an integral part of your specific educational pursuits. Check the member profiles to locate other homeschoolers and homeschooled alumni along your path. Likewise, it is often difficult for large families to travel economically. We pray for many members who would be able to and delight in opening their homes to larger households. Bring on the Duggars!
My father's dinner table was an amazing, amazing place... mealtime became my school. In fact, I really think I learned more at the dinner table than at any other location in life.