Issue 4       September  2018
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In this Issue
  1. Meet the new co-hosts at IGH
  2. Volunteers & Guests
    July 2017-June 2018
  3. Volunteers
  4. Guest Book Comments
  5. Call for Volunteers
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The International Guest House is a non-profit guest house, owned and maintained by the Allegheny Conference of Mennonite Church USA. Our staff members are all volunteers, eager to show the love of Christ through the ministry of hospitality to guests from all over the world.  We look forward to serving you!
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Meet the new co-hosts
at IGH
Sam and Jean Glick are the newest co-hosts serving at the International Guest House for a year from June 2018.  They are both retired school teachers from Illinois and are active in their home community of Pekin.

They have three grown children living across the US and enjoy spending time visiting them when possible.

They enjoy traveling, bicycling, reading, gardening, and meeting new people.  They look forward to their new adventure here in the city.
Volunteers & Guests

 July 2017-June 2018
Number of Volunteers
  • 44
Number of Individual Guests
  • 876
Number of Countries Represented 
  • 116
Top Reasons for Coming to IGH
  • Tourist (31%)
  • Business (17%)
  • Seminar/Convention (14%)
  • Visit Family/Friends (11%)
  • Student/Research (10%)
  • Gov/Lobbying (8%)
Countries with 5 or More Guests 
  • US (668), 
  • Canada (29)
  • Netherlands (17)
  • China (16)
  • Australia, (15)
  • Germany (10)
  • South Korea (8)
  • Ethiopia (7)
  • France (6)
  • India (6)
  • Mexico (6)
  • Peru (6)
  • Chile (5)
  • Sweden (5)
  • Tanzania (5)
Frank and Jane Yoder
Jim & Ruth Mellinger
 Frank Yoder
Missing his rubber duckie as he's prepping the Women's bathtub for recaulking.
Dave and Linda Miller
Arrived in July to volunteer at IGH for a few weeks. Recently retired, they have been enjoying their new-found freedom to travel and volunteer, most recently at Rocky Mt. Mennonite Camp. They claim two sons, a daughter- in- law, and a cat named Eddy. Dave was formerly involved in the educational field, and Linda in nursing. Colorado has been their home for over thirty years.
Raquel Colque
I am from Bolivia and a former volunteer from the IGH for a year and half around 2004, happy to be back this time for few weeks. In Bolivia I work translating for short term mission teams. I live with my parents and enjoy been an aunty to nephew and nice who live close by. I am glad to be part of an amazing volunteer team at IGH.  
Guest Book Comments
  • We are most grateful for all your welcoming and support in our stay at this nice and friendly home.  Thank you Jonathon and Betty and you all for this wonderful stay. (Gabriela and Ricardo from Chile)
  • Grace and peace, my friends! Thank you for the lovely reception and home away from home.  From the tea to the conversations and music to advice and cozy beds; this was all I could have hoped for and more.  Until we meet again, may God bless you and keep you and strengthen you in your ministry. (Daniel from Canada)
  • Such sumptuous scones set staggering standards, and blanketed beds blessed boarders with beneficial brain breaks.  Teatime taken with travelers connected cultures con conversation y cookies.  Sam and Jean treated us like family.
  • Our family of eight enjoyed your warm hospitality and new experiences we had.  Thank you for your ministry of hospitality. (Jason)
  • IGH was like a house.  When I first come here, I can’t forget the smile she welcomed me!  Sam kindly asked me and told me everything when I first visited Washington, D.C.  As a Christian, I loved praying and eating together before breakfast and the muffins were so delicious!  I want to come again; “the temperature of my first trip to Washington was warm because of IGH.  I’ll come with my mom later.  Thanks!  (Sangmi)
  • Dear Friends, As ever, we enjoyed fellowship here at IGH, leaving renewed, rested, refreshed: ready for the next rally or march, standing in solidarity with the marginalized and fragile.
Volunteering at IGH?
Many of our guests inquire how they might become staff volunteers and put into practice the idea of faithful Christian hospitality at the International Guest House.  The “job” requires a genuine interest in people of all cultures, a willingness to rotate the physical work tasks of making beds, cleaning, cooking, baking, and interacting with guests, and an understanding that as you serve, you are also living in close community with one another.

For more detailed information or an application for a short term or long-term assignment, please call IGH to speak with one of the hosts:
Or email Sara at:
Subject line:  Volunteer Staff Inquiry.
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