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Ministering to the Ministers
When Ellel Ministries acquired Blairmore House in the North of Scotland it soon became apparent that the Lord had placed a specific call on this place to minister to leaders. Everything about the location, the surroundings as well as the design and furnishings of the property seemed to indicate that this was a special place set aside for a special purpose. Even the very history of the building seemed to affirm this call!
Right from the start of the ministry of Ellel in Scotland this particular aspect of the vision for Blairmore House has continually been fulfilled. Year in year out Christian Pastors & Leaders have come to this safe haven to find true rest, restoration and the re-envisioning that was needed to continue on in the journey of leadership the Lord has laid out for them. God's shepherds from all over the world have come to the Operation Blairmore retreats, sometimes weary and worn-out only to return home ready to serve their Lord and His people with renewed enthusiasm and love.
For Pastors and Leaders in particular it is of vital importance to have a safe place to hide away and be ministered to - the Lord has demonstrated that it is in His heart to use Blairmore House for this very purpose.
Sentinel Group Founder George Otis endorsed Operation Blairmore with the following words: "Operation Blairmore is without equal as a restorative resource for frontline ministers needing a strategic retreat from the thick of the battle. The program's winning formula offer exquisite facilities, sublime quiet and a well-trained staff that renders insightful, personalised and honouring attention. Ten days of this and you’ll be good to go!"
The truths of these words are reflected in the deeply moving testimonies we receive after every retreat. One guest shared: "I came to Blairmore House numb and cold, exhausted by the pressures of ministry and dry by people's demands. I was desperate for space and rest. My time here was an outworking of Psalm 23. I came away with hope restored and certain knowledge that God’s goodness and love will pursue me for the rest of my days."
At Ellel Scotland we feel hugely privileged to be able to welcome Leaders in the kingdom of God and to witness God's restorative ministry for those who have given so much to others. As God's Leaders are blessed the ripple effect into the lives and areas they oversee will perhaps never be fully understood until we enter eternity. We stand in awe of an awesome God! We hope and pray the Lord will allow us to share Blairmore House with many more Pastors and Leaders for glory of God's Name and the building of His kingdom.
If you are a Leader or you know someone who might benefit from coming we warmly invite to find out more or even to consider applying to this unique event.