Les and Priscilla Hirst

Service of Listening and Encouragement

The Lord will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring. Isaiah 58:11 NLT


EdenRidge is designed as a place to rest, relax and reflect. As you enjoy your time in this beautiful setting, we trust you will find yourself reflecting on what God is doing in your life.


During your stay, we are available to spend some time actively listening and help you process your thoughts. Through our years of ministry we have walked alongside missionaries in many settings, always seeking to listen well and bring perspective and an encouraging word. In each encounter we have looked to the Lord and trusted Him for His guidance and direction.


In our time at EdenRidge we have had the opportunity to interact with missionaries of all ages, ministering in many different countries, and often navigating a variety of complex issues. Sometimes they are facing life-stage transitions, or need to make decisions regarding family, placement, and/or ministry assignment and focus. Other times our discussions revolve around cultural dynamics and/or team and organizational relationships. Lots of times it is all of the above. Life is like that!


We have placed a few books in each cabin you might find spiritually refreshing, In the Welcome Center you will find a more complete selection of books related to spiritual life and ministry and other pertinent topics. We trust that as the Lord ministers to you, you will find these resources helpful.


If you would like to connect with us while you are at EdenRidge, please fill out the form below. We will respond to you and coordinate a time to get together with you. 


Short Biographical Sketch

Les and Priscilla Hirst have served as missionaries and served missionaries for over 40 years. Beginning as a young family with two boys in northwest Argentina, they worked in local church planting ministry. Later they moved into leadership development, designing a regional church-based training program as an extension of the local seminary. Moving to Caracas, Venezuela, they helped launch and train a church-planting team. In subsequent ministries Les and Priscilla have served in a variety of organizational roles and short-term projects in several regions of the world with various organizations:


  • Church planting, leadership development and team building in Latin America with World Venture

  • Regional Director, Asia-Pacific, Centre for Lifelong Learning with TEAM

  • Program development for training bi-vocational Latin American missionaries in Quito with ReachBeyond/Paraclete

  • Global staff development and Change Management with Compassion International

  • Project management for Program Evaluation with Global Mapping International

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