Category: Guest Testimonials Holly’s House Erin Apt: DeGeest Family Posted July 2, 2012 by Jodie Hook Thank you, Greg and Jodie, for the wonderful hospitality you have shown us. It felt like coming to our home after a long hospital stay instead of an uncomfortable hotel room. After having major brain surgery my husband, Nick, was able to get hours of restful sleep that he needed. God Bless you guys and your wonderful ministry! Jamie and Nick DeGeest Rapid City, SD filed under: Current Events, Guest Testimonials Sunny Place Cottage James Apt: Nedland Family Posted July 2, 2012 by Jodie Hook May 7, 2012 We have stayed in several places in Rochester over the years. Your “home” by far meets our needs best. We will stay with you again! Thanks so much! Fred Nedland filed under: Current Events, Guest Testimonials Sunny Place Cottage Julianna Apt: Baukol Family Posted June 9, 2012 by Jodie Hook March 30, 2012 Greg and Jodie, Thank you so much for what you are doing for the people who GET to stay with you. I was there from March 20, 2012 until April 23, 2012 for a stem cell transplant. The setting of feeling like I was home helped me greatly in my recovery. What you are doing is so kind!! Everything was exactly the way it was advertised and Greg was always quick to come and check if we needed anything. Thank you! Steve and DeAnna Baukol and family _________________________________________________________________ We have been here to spend time with Steve Baukol, our son. We have enjoyed staying at Julianna. It is well furnished with things we need. A good location with a good choice of eating places close by. Peder and Timmie Baukol, Starbuck, MN _________________________________________________________________________________________ Jodie and Greg, I have been staying with my brother, Steve Baukol. I so appreciated your kindness and hospitality. Your Serenity House Julianna was perfect for us! The setting and atmosphere is very home-like, and I know it will make Steve comfortable during his stay. Thank you for realizing that a place like this was needed for patients and taking the steps to make such a wonderful idea a reality!! Suzan Holter, Starbuck, MN _________________________________________________________________________________________ filed under: Current Events, Guest Testimonials Sunny Place Cottage James Apt: Askegaard Family Posted June 9, 2012 by Jodie Hook April 25, 2012 Dear Sunny Place, Thank you for giving us a home away from home at a time when our family needed to be together. This home is not only comfortable but beautiful and has everything we needed and we never had to bring it from home. Thank you again for your hospitality and for your mission of offering hope to families that are facing medical difficulties. God Bless You, Denise and Jared Askegaard, Donna, Pam, Sue and Brandi filed under: Current Events, Guest Testimonials Serenity House Brigid Apt: Tardiff Family Posted June 9, 2012 by Jodie Hook April 20, 2012 Dear Greg and Jodie, It was not a coincidence that God placed you in our lives when He did. Thank you so much for your compassion, prayers and hospitality. You touched our lives in such a positive way during such a hard time. You are doing such a wonderful thing here at Serenity House. My experience these past 2 months was so much more bearable because I had a beautiful place to call home. Thank you for providing a haven for me. Love and God’s Blessings, Katie Tardiff Dear Greg and Jodie, Thank you doesn’t seem to be enough. When we arrived we were exhausted and so upset. Your home has been the perfect safe haven during this time. We appreciate your hospitality more than words can say. God Bless You, Sharon Johnson, Jon and Katie Tardiff filed under: Current Events, Guest Testimonials Sunny Place Cottage James Apt: Horan Family Posted June 9, 2012 by Jodie Hook April 21, 2012 We really enjoyed our stay! You have done a great job with the house. Thanks for being here when we needed you and continued good luck with the great work you do. All the best! The Horan Family filed under: Current Events, Guest Testimonials City View Sanctuary: Kennedy Family Posted June 8, 2012 by Jodie Hook Dear Jodie, Greg, and Scott, Mike and I arrived home safely on Friday evening to hugs from our family. Our stay with you at City View Sanctuary was wonderful. The accomodations were homey, clean, and comfortable. It was such a benefit to have a place to cook meals after long days at Mayo Clinic. It also saved us a lot of money! I enjoyed the daybed in the living room. While we watched television in the evenings, I would look out over the skyline of the city. What a beautiful view! Everything we needed, including starter supplies, was well thought out. Mike used the maps and welcome guides in the furnished notebook to get around the town. We even found some of the best Chinese food I have ever had, due to a Rochester guide. (I wanted to bring the restaurant home with us. ) You also went above and beyond with helping to provide air conditioning for us by providing a portable unit on our first night. (The entire building had not been turned on yet.) My allergies immediately dissipated. Scott, thank you so much for taking care of this for us. It was so very kind of you! Whenever I had the chance to visit with other people waiting for appointments at the Mayo Clinic, I shared our wonderful experience of staying with you. All of our friends here in Kansas City know of you, too! We hope to stay with you in July when I return for another week. May God richly bless you, DanaKennedy filed under: Current Events, Guest Testimonials Serenity House Patrick and Brigid Apartments: Dall Family Posted March 26, 2012 by Jodie Hook January-February 2012 Dear Greg and Jodie, Our family is so very grateful to have found the Serenity House Network. We were truly blessed to have met you both and to have a place to call our home away from home for so many weeks! You were very flexible and accommodating when it came to the “unknowns” of the transplant world. Our journey has been a blessing in many ways and has been touched by God every step. Thank you for your many prayers and the sincerity you offered every time you asked how things were going! Many blessings, Katie Dall filed under: Current Events, Guest Testimonials Red River House: McAllister Family Posted March 26, 2012 by Jodie Hook Thank you Kevin, Heidi, and Serenity House Network, After 10 days in a hotel, we found SHN online and discovered the immense blessing of the Binkley’s and Red River House – a place of peace, comfort, beauty, and the warmth of a family home. No words can describe how blessed we feel at having had the experience of “home” to balance the gut-wrenching days at the hospital. We have been blessed and wish all the best to those of you who cross this path. God Bless Heidi, Kevin and Serenity House Network, With deep gratitude, The McAllister Family Green Bay, Wisconsin filed under: Current Events, Guest Testimonials Red River House: Little Family
February 13-18, 2012
Greetings from Kentucky!
Thank you so much to the Binkley family for opening your home to us.
Initially we were scheduled for this trip in April 2010. For various reasons we did not complete the trip until now. In 2010 we had booked a hotel near the Mayo Clinic. In 2012 we discovered the Serenity House Network and thank God we did.
Being able to “escape” the shadow of the Clinic and come back to such a lovely and comfortable home was wonderful. And having enough rooms to spread out helped meet our emotional needs for privacy.
We’ve told everyone we know about this lovely option and will continue to do so.
May your visit be as comfortable as ours. If we ever need to come back to Mayo, this home is on the top of our list.
Brent Little and Nancy Stamper Louisville, Kentucky February 18, 2012