La Posada literally means “a place to stop” in Spanish. It comes from the Latin word pausare (to pause). We all need a place to stop, a time to pause, to slow down, to rest. That’s exactly why the La Posada ministry apartment exists. We are a place for front line workers (cross-cultural workers, pastors, humanitarian aid workers, etc.) to rest, to restore, and to recalibrate.
Laurie and Billy Drum provide coaching, counseling, and encouragement to weary workers when they find themselves in tough places. Sometimes workers are dealing with hard transitions in their lives, or they are exhausted from living life in hard places. Sometimes, they just need a few days to rest deeply, to cry with a friend, to laugh till their sides hurt, and to talk to someone who really listens. La Posada is a safe place to work through the rough patches and find a healthy way to move forward and stay in the field as productive, thriving workers.
We are not a business, so we do not charge fees. Instead, we ask for offerings and raise funds to cover the care costs for workers whenever we can. We never want to turn anyone away for financial reasons. The daily cost of hosting people in La Posada is $40. Most workers come for a week of rest and recovery ($280). While with us, they receive full lodging and meals, as well as any coaching services they would like to receive.
We also offer a debrief retreat = a 3-day debrief tailored to the needs of the worker, plus lodging and meals in La Posada ($500). Specialized debriefs for special people - we work with guests and their specific situation to make sure that they receive the time and attention they need to process and move forward! We treat the whole person – emotionally, spiritually, physically, and relationally.
To learn more or to schedule a time of rest and restoration at La Posada, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org