What Others are Saying

Time Stood Still

“The quiet seclusion, it’s almost like time stood still!”

-Rick & Sharon
Missionaries to Brazil

Study Time

“I needed a place to rest, study, and prepare away from all that is familiar. I was able to find that here.”

- Steve, Mo.

Refocused and Confirmed

“Being here this week helped me to renew and refocus my personal relationship with Jesus Christ, reconfirming the calling He placed on my life years ago.”

- Ron, Oklahoma

A Needed Reset

Brooke and I have stayed at The Brook twice in the past three years. The cottages are clean, comfortable, and nicer than expected. With large bedrooms and a living/dining area, we felt like we had plenty of room to stretch out and relax, rather than being cramped up in a small hotel room. Rocking chairs on the covered front porch and a patio with a private BBQ grill and picnic table in the back added to the sense of privacy and room. Steve and Susie Reed were great hosts and Steve even took time to pray with us before we left. We are definitely going back and we highly recommend their ministry to anyone in the ministry who needs a reset. You will enjoy yourselves.

Steve Highlander
Foursquare Missionaries to Papua New Guinea

“Even as I am writing this the revelation and understanding of what this place becomes evident: pastors and ministers coming to the Father of Compassion and the God of all comfort. Where else can we go when we are in trouble? And we are in trouble when we are burned out, weary, fearful, exhausted, and empty.”

- Mark

A Grace Place

“His Spirit and Presence are here, there is a Grace operating for rest, restoration, refuge, and reconciliation for those who obey Isaiah 30:15.”

- Duane
Missionary in Mexico

Better than Home

“Solitude and stillness! It’s like my home without the interruptions.”

- Bud, Ks.

We Were Ready to Quit

“We were ready to quit the ministry! We thought we’d come to The Brook and put the place to the test. Could such a place really restore us back to the place where we would actually want to go on in the ministry? God was waiting for us there and quiet and alone with Him, He gave us rest and renewal and a new hope for what He had for us.”

- Chuck

New Strength

“We have the power to face the future!”

- Arizona, Oklahoma

What a blessing the Brook has been for our family.  We have been fortunate to have visited several times over the past decade-plus, and have always been refreshed, renewed, and rejuvenated.  Anybody in ministry will reach a point of getting drained and need some time away from the day-to-day.  The Brook offers such a place where you can enjoy a rustic setting full of peace and opportunities to relax and seek the Lord.  I still remember the first time my wife and I ever visited; nearing the Christmas holidays, they were decorating for the season, and we enjoyed the quiet, listening to Christmas music, reading and studying, and just enjoying time with each other, and more importantly, with Jesus.  We have been blessed when we have taken the whole family (five kids, and granny), and when it has just been the two of us.  The name (from 1 Kings 17) depicts the moment when Elijah fled to the brook Cherith to be refreshed.  God took care of every need.  While we can’t guarantee ravens delivering food to you, we can guarantee Steve and Susie will do all they can to make your stay a blessing.  We still try to visit regularly, and cannot recommend the ministry enough.  Even if you are unable to visit, please consider praying for the ministry, helping with a donation, or inviting the Reeds to come and share their vision and ministry with your church.

Beyond Expectations

“The place and space is wonderful. It is beyond expectations.”

- Greg, Mo.

Renewed Physically and Spiritually

“I came tired and weary from the everyday life and here was a place I could renew my physical and spiritual strength.”

- Denise, Oklahoma

Environment for the Holy Spirit

“The Holy Spirit has not ceased speaking here, the quiet and God-ordained reason for being, promotes this outpouring.”

- David from Israel

Fresh Vision

“It was a mountain top experience from which I could see a long way back and a long way ahead.”

- Lance, Ok.

Strength to go On

“I have found the strength to go forward – a breath of fresh air, for a weary soul.”

- Larry, Oklahoma

Broken and Renewed

“I broke and then I was renewed at the cross.”

- Dan, Ks


“We opened the door and walked in and we felt at HOME!”

- Pat, Mo.


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