The CMML Missionary Guest Home welcomes missionaries for short-term visits when they are outbound to or inbound from the mission field. The comfortable rooms house singles, couples, and families.
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Like all of our ministries, the CMML Missionary Guest Home is sustained by the generosity of the Lord's people. Donations suggested for the Guest Home Fund will go toward building maintenance, housekeeping, cosmetic and structural upgrades, supplies, and missionary care.
In 1952, the home moved to a three-story building in Union City, New Jersey, that could accommodate more missionary guests.
The main building, once called Boxwood Manor, was built by William Buchsbaum in 1930, and in the 1940s, the Sisters of Saint Joseph used it as a convent. They added on the home's west wing and sold the surrounding farmland. In 1972, the sisters sold the building and remaining property to CMML.
Julia Hasse-Dibble and her husband, Raymond Dibble, were pioneer missionaries in Nigeria. In 1927, Julia became very sick with malaria while pregnant with her fourth child. She developed blackwater fever, and she and her baby girl died.
The story of her passing and her last words—“Tell them they have chosen the best; follow on to the end. Oh, why do not more young people give themselves to the Lord”—became a rallying cry for more workers on the field that were “raised up by God to replace those so laid away.”
The Spanglers aided the Hasse family from 1950 until 1952, when they were commended to full-time ministry at the newly renovated Julia Hasse Memorial Missionary Home.
The Brooks family served at Faith Academy in the Philippines for 13 years before helping to launch the new CMML Missionary Guest Home while they were on furlough.
Before managing the home, the Wolcotts served for decades in DR Congo but had to leave due to the civil war. They then served the Congolese assemblies through a printing ministry.
Before coming to the CMML Guest Home, the Parsons served at Faith Academy in the Philippines for 20 years.
Martin and Julia Hasse, Founders
In the mid-1940s, Julia became ill. In 1949, she died. From the time of her illness, Martin was aided in the home's upkeep by his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. August Hasse.