Frequently Asked Questions

I need training sooner than you are offering it. Is there anyone else offering training in this area?

Yes, contact Mobile Member Care Team (West Africa) for where and when they may be holding a similar seminar. Although they primarily hold these seminars in Africa, they sometimes also come to Europe to run one.

Is it possible for me to stay extra nights at Le Rucher when I come for the seminar?

We would prefer everyone arrive and leave at the stated times (Sunday afternoon or evening / Friday afternoon or evening). However, we recognize that sometimes this is not possible, especially for those coming from outside Europe. If at all possible, please do make your travel plans within the stated dates. If it is difficult, please contact us so we can make special arrangements for you. If you want to stay an extra few days to see the area, please make arrangements to stay in a hotel. (If you want to stay on the French side of the border, you can search the internet for Hotels in the vicinity of Gex, Divonne, Ferney Voltaire. Otherwise Geneva for the Swiss side of the border.)

Do you offer discount prices for missionaries?

Sorry, these are the discounted prices. We endeavor to keep our prices as low as possible for everything in order to serve the mission community. We are also volunteer workers, raising our own support. The fees are only to cover the cost of running the facilities and to provide the syllabus. All the teaching is offered to you free of charge.

How often do you run the Crisis & Trauma Response Seminar?

For the past few years we have run it once per year, but we may be moving toward offering different training programs in the future. We have skipped it in the past because we were running other programs on the field and the requests for this seminar have decreased. If demand increases, we may offer it in French in the future. All that to say, we don't know for sure where we are going with it! If we know enough people are interested, we will continue to offer it annually.

Can my spouse come and be at Le Rucher while I am attending the seminar?

It all depends upon how the full seminar is. We have a limited number of rooms and beds. Our first priority is to make room for full-time seminar participants. This question cannot be answered definitively more than a month before the seminar. If you are willing to wait and make last-minute plans, it may become possible.

Can our children come with us to Le Rucher while we both do the seminar?

No, this is not possible.