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A listing of over 1700 hosts who offer lodging in their homes in over 60 countries on a "for a donation basis."
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The Mennonite Your Way Directory

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


Welcome to The Mennonite Your Way Directory (MYW).Our editors, Jay and Glola Basler now have 7 of their 11 grandchildren living near Des Moines, Iowa - so during the summer of 2013 they moved to 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. You can now reach The Mennonite Your Way Directory at our new address; - 6200 E. P. True Parkway, #506, West Des Moines, Iowa, 50266-6203, USA, or by phone, 847-949-6179, or by email,

How to use the Mennonite Your Directory

  • Find a host in the location you need
  • 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.
  • Ask if your expected arrival time is convenient for your host.
  • Following your stay, provide your host with your thanks and donation, and if possible, a hostess gift.


The 2012-2014 Mennonite Your Way (MYW) PRINT EDITION is now available with over 1700 hosts who offer loding in their homes in more than 60 countries on a "for a donation" basis. Click on our home page menu above to apply to be a part of MYW and order the print edition - to "Register as a Host" or for those unable to host at this time - to "Order a Directory" as a traveler.


Due to serious health issues, affecting those preparing the ONLINE EDITION it is still in the planning stages. These are good friends who have helped us since we began helping with Mennonite Your Way. Therefore the Baslers feel we must wait.

It is not clear when the ONLINE EDITION will be ready. If and when the ONLINE EDITION becomes operational, an email will be sent with directions regarding access to all who have ordered the ONLINE 2012-2014 MYW Directory for whom we have a current email address. All who order and submit their donation for the ONLINE EDITION will receive the print edition until the ONLINE EDITION is operational. We apologize for this delay. Note from the preparers of the ONLINE EDITION: We too apologize for this delay, and appreciate your patience with MYW and us.

For this Directory 12, the suggested donation to your MYW host in Canada or the USA is $10: per adult, $2:00 per child and if breakfast is offered, $2:00 per meal.

Use this website to:

  • Learn about Mennonite Your Way
  • Apply and register as a host family to be listed as a host. You will also receive a printed copy.
  • Apply and order a copy of Directory 12 as a subscriber for your personal travel if you are unable to host at this time. Click on "Order a Directory" above left.
  • Click on Feedback to ask MYW a question or send us a message.

The Directory 12 suggested donation, in US funds, to receive the printed edition is:

  • All Hosts $25.00 US
  • Non Host -- for those unable to host at this time $40.00 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.