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The Mennonite Your Way Directory

We welcome you to the Mennonite Your Way Directory website. Since it's founding by Leon and Nancy Stauffer in 1976, Mennonite Your Way (MYW) renews an old tradition among Mennonites, Brethren, and other Christians of “like spirit” by organizing a hospitality network so travelers can share Christian courtesy and fellowship. All who agree with the "MYW Plan" can apply to use the Directory. Click at the left to read "MYW Plan".

Click here to learn how The Mennonite Your Way Directory works.


Jay and Glola Basler - Editors and Coordinators


Leon and Nancy Stauffer - Founders - Consultants


Use this website to learn about Mennonite Your Way, order your new Directory and apply to be a host listed in the MYW 2016-2018 Directory 13 or to order the directory for your personal travel.

Welcome to The Mennonite Your Way Directory (MYW). Our editors, Jay and Glola Basler now have 7 of their 12 grandchildren living near Des Moines, Iowa, You can reach the Mennonite Your Way Directory at 6200 E. P. True Parkway, #506, West Des Moines, Iowa, 50266 - 6203 USA or by phone 847-949-6179 - or by email -

We invite you to be part of this heritage of courtesy, fellowship and hospitality as a host or traveler. Click on Register as a Host or Order a Directory at the upper left to apply to be a part of the Mennonite Your Way Directory Family. NOTE: If you are traveling before you receive Directory 13 and do not have a copy of Directory 12, please call 847-949-6179 or email to order your copy.


How to use the Mennonite Your Way Directory Host Listings

  • Find a host near the location you need. If you need help anytime email the LOCATIONS you need to: or phone 847-949-6179, 8AM to 8PM CT Monday through Saturday and leave a message.
  • Use their contact information in the directory to learn if it is convenient for the host to welcome you on the dates you need.
  • If yes, ask for DIRECTIONS to their home from however you are entering the city, and discuss any special needs.
  • Ask if your expected arrival time is convenient for your host.
  • Following your stay, provide your host with your thank you note and donation, and if possible, a hostess gift, such as a photo, a jar of jam, or other practical item from your home area.


For the Directory 13, the suggested donation to your MYW host in Canada or the USA is $10.00 per adult, $2.00 per child and if breakfast is offered, $2.00 per meal, unless otherwise noted in the hosts' listing. Consult with international hosts when making reservations regarding their preferred donation and currency.

For our MYW Directory 13 the suggested donation, in US funds, to receive the printed edition is:

  • All Hosts $30.00 US
  • Non Host -- for those unable to host at this time $45.00 US

Mennonite Your Way Tours

MYW Tours, begun in 1977 by Leon & Nancy Stauffer, founders of Mennonite Your Way Hospitality Directory and now operated by Joe and Joyce Hottenstein, are offered as "tours with a purpose". For nearly 40 years, MYW Tours has offered group tours arranged across North America and around the world. Fellowship with other Christians is at the heart of these tours. All lodging accommodations are in modest hotel/motel settings. A tour schedule is offered each year. For more information, please click below.

Click here to be connected to Mennonite Your Way Tours.