Endorsements

What they are saying

What people are saying about Life Impact

Doug Hazen: Northwest Regional Missions Director, WorldVenture…
“Life Impact has made a significant difference in the lives of WorldVenture missionaries as a place of rest, refreshment and nurturing. Servant leadership and quality facilities make Life Impact and their Oasis ministry my top recommendation for weary workers who simply need to catch their breath or fully process the challenges of cross-cultural work.”

Paul Stanley: Executive Vice President, The Navigators…
“We as Navigators, appreciate our partnership with Life Impact and the Oasis. Dave and Sheri, Oasis ministers, have served with our Mission for 32 years. Having pioneered ministries and led missionaries in three different parts of the world (USA, Eastern Europe & Russia, and Central Asia) they are thoroughly equipped to develop others to do the same. They have developed holistic cross-cultural ministries centered on Christ and His Word which fit the host culture and generated highly committed followers of Jesus who are now impacting others. . . Those who gain from The Oasis ministry will be blessed and built up for their overseas service. . . I have personally benefited from years of colaborship with Dave and Sheri…”

Greg Burch: Multnomah University Prof. Missions Dept, Formerly with LAM, Director, Ninos de la Luz, Venezuala. Prof of Missionas, ESEPA, Costa Rica…
“…As someone who has spent many days and weeks with Dave and Sheri in the past, I look forward to visiting the Oasis care center. Not only do I recommend the location where they are, but I highly recommend them as a couple. With over 30 years in mission’s work, Dave and Sheri are more than qualified to provide the kind of environment necessary for a missionary care center. On a personal level they have ministered to my wife and I on numerous occasions and have provided a solid example of what it means to serve Christ in ministry as a family…”

Russ Guppy: Tacoma Pierce County Policy Chaplaincy…
“…Besides being eminently qualified as veteran missionaries in multiple cultures, Dave and Sheri raised a wonderful family of five children (now adults) on their various fields. In our thirty-plus years of ministry, we’ve known no other personal friends that have accomplished more true Kingdom work than Dave and Sheri. And being among them in their home is always relaxing, fun, and encouraging! If your batteries need a little recharging, a few days with the Grissens at Sunriver will give you that boost. Know that you will be treated like special friends, loved, listened to, and served according to your needs and wishes…”

Charlie Dokmo: World Vision lnternational…
“I have known Dave and Sheri for over two decades, and their experience and heart for serving the Kingdom is unparalleled. I heartily recommend “Life Impact” as a ministry that will help you become more effective and reflective in your active ministry.”

Jim Roths: Former Executive Director, People International, USA…
“What a blessing to those called to serve! And what a blessing to those who are sending! As a mission sending organization in the USA, I worked with missionaries going to the field and coming back on home leave. Having a resource like Life Impact and Dave & Sheri to partner with our mission and with the sending church was a valuable resource. They provided us with additional care, equipping and mentoring through the Oasis is a valuable resource to us.”

“I had the pleasure to serve with the Grissens in Central Asia as they reached out to the missionary and local community to support and encourage those in times of crisis. Having walked the road of a missionary themselves, they understand from personal experience the joys and struggles, the triumphs and tragedies that are part of the missionary experience. They also understand and are equipped to deal with the spiritual dimension of this work, recognizing that it is Satan who seeks to destroy and discourage. In addition to their years of service, their tender hearts, practical and godly counsel and willingness to take the time to listen, make them the perfect hosts to refresh, encourage, and equip those called to Christian Service.”

Member Care Provider traveling to Limited Access Countries…
“Experience is not the best teacher – experience with reflection is the best teacher. If you want to talk about your dreams, plans and strategy, David is your man. If you want to open up your heart and share your fears, your pains, and your greatest delights, Sheri is a great listener. Dave and Sheri are great people to be with when you need to reflect, reassess, refresh or recover. They are the right couple to walk with you for a productive retreat.”

Director for work in Limited Access and Sensitive Countries, (name withheld by request)…
“I believe God has raised up Life Impact at a needy and important time in the work of His Kingdom. I am also convinced that David and Sheri are the right people to lead this ministry. I have gotten to know them in various contexts, and shared in the ministry with them. They are gifted and called to this key role, and have the experience required to help international workers . . . they are well aware of the pressures, stresses and trials which Christian workers experience overseas and at home. In our day, a center like the Oasis, is vital for the care and recuperation of missionaries. . . I thank God for raising up this vital ministry and heartily commend it to others.”

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Life Impact exists to provide rest and renewal for Christian workers in ministry. We are committed to help you meet those needs. Unfortunately, we do not provide pass through stays for travel. Other venues can meet that need. We look forward to hosting you.

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