A Refreshed Missionary is An Effective Missionary.

REST...a quiet and peaceful time away with the Lord

REFRESH...the mind, body, and spirit full potential of ministry on the field

"Come to me all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls."

Matthew 11:28-29


Partner with our missionaries in residence: Bob & Ann Tayloe and Susan Westfall


Outside: Grounds keeping, landscaping, gardening, etc.
Inside: Maintenance, housekeeping, hospitality, etc.


Attention Missionaries:
Need Some Rest?


Find out what is going on at New Haven.


This is our house to welcome missionary guests. It is being built by volunteers like you - from churches and various organizations who want to show their love to our missionaries. Come support missionaries and mission work in a tangible way.

Call to schedule a day or a week... 252.357.0863


Inductive Bible Study 2-day seminar - October 27-28, 2017 (Friday evening and all-day Saturday. This is a practical hands-on workshop taught by Pastor Dan Finfrock. Pastor Dan has taught this workshop to hundreds of pastors all over the world. Responses from the participants reveal ministry as well as life-transforming results. Contact us to reserve your place at this invaluable time of training.


Individuals & families, mission groups, students on spring break, Sunday School classes, home school projects, Scout projects, etc.

We were incredibly blessed by our experience at the Haven. Bob, Ann, and Susan welcomed our family of four (two toddlers!) despite the main house not being finished. Their experience on the mission field and in counseling drew out conversations we weren't aware of that our souls needed to have. We left feeling stronger and more prepared for the next season in ministry. We'd highly recommend any missionary or pastoral family in transition, on furlough, or in need of rejuvenation to take out a few days for a visit to The Haven.

A. & K., New York
This HAVEN is 3 John 5-8 in action! Thanks for the fellow, rest, allowing me to work and being a light.
E.C., California
Thank you for the life and faith you live out each day and for challenging me to step out on faith and know that God is in control! You are dearly loved.
V.O., North Carolina
Thank you for pointing me to Jesus and encouraging me to follow hard after Him. May there be much fruit… and may it remain!
S.W., Mozambique
Thank you so much for this wonderful week. I didn’t know that I needed this time of rest so badly, but now I feel ready and equipped to go. (2013) Thank you for a place to rest ad just be still before God while I adjust back to being in the US again. I’m definitely leaving with a lighter, less-burdened heart than when I came. (2014)
H.F., Florida
Americans don’t understand how to rest. The Haven succeeds in helping!
Ben Fitzwater
What a total blessing it has been to stay here! The peace, presence, and rest of the Lord is definitely in this place! Thank you for opening your doors & hearts to us and welcoming us in the name of Christ! We are so, so thankful and we will definitely remember you all with great fondness in our hearts. Thank you.
M.G., South Carolina
When I am at The Haven, I feel like I’m home with loved ones, family. I sleep deep and sweet in the Lord, laying aside all my burdens and trusting Him. Thank you Ann, Bob, and Susan for all you do for the body of Christ here. Thank you for being a Haven in His Name!
K.C., Virginia
Thanks for your love. I really needed the rest and the time of peaceful relaxation you blessed us with.
E.S., India
I have been blessed beyond words. Thank you for opening the doors to your home to allow me to rest and be fed by the Holy Spirit. This has been a crucial time for me but because of your hearts, I feel refreshed and restored. May the Lord continue to bless your family and ministry abundantly! Thank you.
F.M., Kenya
I’m thankful to God for this opportunity to come here for a week. It was a very special time for rest. This place is so peaceful! I was enjoying every moment here! I was happy to meet local people here, visit a church and women’s meeting and spend good time with you! I got good rest here! Thank you very much for your hospitality.
I.L., Israel
Thank you so much for who you are, bringing peace to our hearts. It is a privilege to be part of this mission. Truly blessed.
E. & N., Florida
What a blessing! We came here to work and are leaving refreshed! Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality and friendship/fellowship. We felt so welcome and loved. God bless you greatly as you continue to seek and serve Him.
S. & D., Washington (state)
Ann Tayloe

Founder & President

Susan Westfall

Co-founder & Board Vice President