A Cup Of Cold Water: Hospitality At Its Best
By: Debbie Rottier
“Just another day in hospitality” turned into something significant and influential when Debbie Rottier said yes to the call of the ministry. “This is what I want to do,” she prayed. “I want to serve the saints, reach out to the lonely, and minister to those who bless our mission with their teachings.” All of a sudden, the drudgery she had once felt was replaced with anticipation for each new day, fresh with inspiration, creativity, and a continuous flow of the gifting God had instilled in her.
In A Cup of Cold Water Debbie Rottier shows that what makes a person or a home hospitable can be as simple as offering a stranger or friend something to drink. Her rich experiences, practical and creative suggestions, and time-tested recipes invite readers around the world to first and foremost consider the love of Jesus Christ in ministering to others.
In these pages you will:
Learn how to get started in serving home, church, and ministry communities
Receive new inspiration in offering hospitality even when your schedule is already full
Discover ways to serve cross-culturally in the nations of the world
Learn specifics on handling hospitality set up, clean up, and everything else that might come up
Find reproducible checklists and recipes to use in ministry
“Showing hospitality is not something we do; it is who we are and what we live. Debbie has done an amazing job helping new generation YWAMers understand the heart of God in living a lifestyle of hospitality. Her book is like a cup of cold water, refreshing every time!” ~Marjolein Coghi, YWAM base leader, San Jos?, Costa Rica
“In 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1, Paul includes hospitality as a requirement for spiritual leadership. Why is it so important? Because it expresses the heart of God to honour people and embrace what is new, foreign, or different. . . . I commend Debbie [Rottier] to you. Learn from her all you can about this important spiritual leadership gift-hospitality.” ~Loren Cunningham, Founder, Youth With A Mission
“I wish every host or hostess could read and apply the advice given in this book. Battle-weary missionaries will thank you for your efforts.”
– Roger Reeck, Wycliffe Bible Translators, La Ceiba, Honduras
Debbie Rottier joined Youth With A Mission in 1982. She has managed ministry hospitality departments, run hospitality seminars, and provided oversight to hospitality teams for major events and conferences throughout YWAM. She has a special heart for missionary moms. Debbie, her husband, Arnold, and their three children serve together in YWAM.
Publisher: YWAM Publishing (2012)
Author: Rottier, Debbie