A Tiny Apartment That Restores Hearts [VIDEO]

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A true picture of hospitality — watch how TEAM missionaries are utilizing their resources in Paris to provide member care for other missionaries. Video by TEAM

The Robelots work as regional member care coordinators for TEAM in Europe and Chad.

The couple became missionaries in 1987 and have since developed a heart to help their fellow missionaries through difficult seasons.

The Robelots prayerfully decided to purchase the studio apartment located above their house, which has become known as The Upper Room. Now missionaries come there for rest, renewal, recreation and restoration.

Video Transcript:

Missy says, “When we moved into this house, we noticed that there was an apartment. We began praying that maybe this would become an apartment that would serve to just allow missionaries to come and just have a real time with the Lord; to be able to reflect and have quiet and Sabbath with the Lord.”

Paul says, “There were times during our first terms when finances were kind of tight and it was at moments like that where we really felt the need to vacation. We need[ed] to get away. Or there were times when we felt like we needed some counseling.

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With The Upper Room located right above their house, the Robelots are often able to share a meal with the visiting missionaries and also extend opportunities for counseling. Photo by TEAM

 

“This is a place where people can come. They don’t have to pay anything.

“It’s a studio apartment with an independent entrance. There’s a bed on the mezzanine, and a little kitchenette. And it’s very close to Paris.”

Missy says, “We’re available for counseling, if that’s something they want. If it isn’t, it’s a place for rest — and we’re a 20-minute walk from the train station and 30 minutes [from] the middle of Paris. That’s our prayer; that it would be used for missionaries that just need to get away.”


Do you have a gift of hospitality? Discover the many ways you can use it to refresh spirits and begin conversations about the Gospel by checking out our hospitality opportunities.

 

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