The Restful Missionary

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Okontoe seeks to be a place of rest for everyone, but we especially want to be a refuge for people in ministry. But rest can be hard—especially for missionaries and pastors. So we asked Diane Williams to share some insights with us. Diane works with Youth With a Mission to provide Member Care for missionary … Read more

5 Great Books to Read During Your Stay at Okontoe

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I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite things to do on my day off is just sitting in my hammock next to the lake and reading. Books are entertaining, but they can also educate, inspire, and restore your heart and mind for everyday life. They are a way to rest, which is … Read more

God’s Heart for Rest

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Rest is a central theme here at Okontoe. We exist to provide a place for families to rest and be restored. But what does it really mean to rest? Here are a few insights from some of our staff. Consistency of Rest – Ben What has God been teaching you about rest lately? During busy … Read more

7 Tips for Battling the Bugs

Summer at Okontoe is beautiful, and it brings faithful visitors every year. Our most faithful visitors, though, are the ones we want to get rid of the most—bugs. But don’t worry—you can beat them! Here are some ways to fight the bugs during your stay at Okontoe! 1. Wear Protective Clothing Wear loose-fitting clothes that … Read more

Amazingly Easy Campfire Starters

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Have you ever been in that frustrating place where you’re trying to get your campfire going and it’s just not happening? Then check out these super easy campfire starters… One of the most fun parts of camping is having a campfire, whether you want to cook over it or simply enjoy it. But sometimes they’re … Read more