MENNONITE YOUR WAY
“A HOSPITALITY TRAVEL DIRECTORY”
Mennonite Your Way
revives an old Anabaptist tradition by organizing a
hospitality network so travelers can share fellowship and travel more
economically. The Mennonite Your Way Directory lists Mennonites,
Brethren and other Christians of like spirit who offer space to
travelers on a "for donation basis".
Orders for the Directory and Host listings can now be submitted on this WebSite,
or by mail, phone, or e-mail.
MYW host information is distributed in the directory.
To work, Mennonite Your Way needs
hosts who share hospitality and travelers seeking fellowship, all in
a spirit of Christian courtesy.
Do you have to be a Mennonite to participate?
many who participate in Mennonite Your Way are Mennonites, or from
other Anabaptist fellowships, all like minded Christians
agreeing with this plan are welcome to be hosts or travelers using
Can I register as a host now?
You can apply to be a host family now at our website, by clicking on
"Register as a Host", above left.
If you register as a host you will be included immediately in the Directory database.
Just click on “Register as a Host” to
complete your host order form and return your application to us online, or postal mail, along with your donation.
It’s just that easy to become a host family with Mennonnite Your Way!
How do we travel more economically and share Christian fellowship at the
What are the accommodations?
As Mennonites, Brethren, or other Christians of like spirit, Mennonite
Your Way hosts offer overnight accommodations in their homes in over
70 countries around the world. These are
provided to travelers on a “for a donation” basis. Hosts offer what they
have in kindness and guests receive what is offered to them with
appreciation. Further, most travelers find they save more than the suggested
donation for the Directory in just one or two overnight stays
when compared with commercial lodging.
accommodations are provided by hosts when it is convenient for them
to do so. The Directory lists if hosts have extra bed space, floor
space for sleeping bags or space for a camper or tent. Some also
offer breakfast if it is convenient for them to do so. Hosts are not
expected to provide rides, guide services, meals, or other services
unless they wish. Also, hosts are not obligated to take all who
contact them. They are free to say, “not at this time”,
if it is not convenient for them to receive guests at the times
requested and may ask for references such as the traveler’s pastor.
The normal length of stay is one or two nights.
What is the suggested donation for staying with a host?
How do I make arrangements?
All travelers are requested to leave a donation for their hosts
and, if possible, a “hostess gift” such as a jar
of jam or family photo or other practical item from their home area.
Some hosts list their suggested donation with their listing, otherwise, the suggested donation for a night’s lodging in Canada and the US is $10.00 per adult and
$2.00 per child, or what is suggested by MYW hosts in other countries. If breakfast is provided, an additional $2.00 per meal is suggested.
Does Mennonite Your Way verify or endorse the travelers or hosts?
are responsible to make arrangements directly with the hosts by
contacting them by email, phone, or postal mail. Normally those
traveling contact their host a week or two in advance to see if the
visit is convenient. However, if there is a special need, many hosts are willing to consider
guests on “short notice”, 12 hours or more. These hosts
are noted in the Directory listings by the letters “SN”.
Any special needs by hosts or guests should be
discussed and agreed to by all before arrangements are confirmed.
Expected arrival times, phone numbers, and the hosts’ time zone and directions are shared as well.
Travelers and hosts are asked to call if there is any change in plans.
How large is the directory?
Your Way, as an organization, accepts no responsibility
for this transaction, nor endorses either host or guest. In all
relationships let love and generosity flourish.
can I indicate my agreement with the Mennonite Your Way plan and
receive a directory?
current Mennonite Your Way Directory includes
about 1700 hosts families in over 70 countries. Mennonite Your Way
welcomes new hosts and guests who share our spirit, from all nations,
Click here to apply to become a host and receive the Directory
or Click here to apply to order the Directory if you are unable to host at this time.