D&D Missionary Homes is a faith-based ministry. Our primary purpose is to provide housing and a “home away from home” to full-time Bible-believing missionaries serving in foreign countries, who need a temporary home for a minimum of one month to a maximum of 12 months, during their times of transition – which include:
1. Deputation or pre-field assignment while working to gain prayer and
2. Times of furlough or home assignment, medical leave, or emergency
3. The first year of retirement after a lifetime of service on a foreign
At D&D, we have 35 homes available for missionary families that are fully furnished, equipped and maintained, located on a 10-acre campus, in a quiet residential area of sunny St. Petersburg, Florida. We are conveniently close to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. We are a short 20-minute drive from Tampa International Airport (one of the nicest airports in the country). We are about 90 minutes from the major, world-class theme parks in Orlando, and we are surrounded by world championship sports teams (the Tampa Bay Bucs, the Tampa Bay Rays, and the Tampa Bay Lightning). We are close to churches, hospitals, and shopping – most any interest you may have can be found in the Tampa Bay area – except for ice, snow, and ridiculously cold weather.
Founded in 1949, D&D has grown from the first small “jungle-like” piece of property, to an amazing ministry that provides housing to hundreds of missionary families each year – spreading the Gospel around the world. In an average year, D&D is “home away from home” to about 150 missionary families, while back home in the USA (for at least a little while), from serving in about 55 different countries.
As in the beginning, in 1949, D&D is solidly grounded in God’s Word, and is dependant upon the prayer and financial support of mission-minded churches and individuals. We strive to please God and bring Him honor and glory in all we do. We feel privileged to serve missionary families and are humbled to be a part of a ministry that has a global reach; helping and serving those missionary families who are working to fulfill the Great Commission.
If God is leading you to partner with us in a financial way, you can donate, right now, online, by clicking on the "Donate Now" button at the bottom of this page. Your prayer and financial support will be huge blessing.
About Next Step Village
In January, 2012, D&D Missionary Homes began the ministry of Next Step Village as part of an expanded vision God provided for ministry. Next Step is for those single parent families that have been through and are now recovering from the loss of a spouse through death, abandonment, or divorce and are now ready to move forward to their Next Step with a fresh start at life. Next Step Village provides an outstanding opportunity for single parents and their children to live for two years on the D&D campus, surrounded by missionary families who can offer encouragement and mentoring in the friendly and peaceful environment of the D&D Campus. We cannot envision a better place for the children of a broken home to begin their Next Step than to live in our sheltered community, surrounded by the Bible-believing missionary families of D&D Missionary Homes.
About LifeSpring Ministry
In May, 2013, D&D started LifeSpring, a ministry to provide very cost effective water filtration systems tp orphanages and remote villages around the world, where life is very primitive. Many people living in these areas have never had clean drinking water. Most of the people in these villages have never heard the Gospel Message. We provide these water filtration systems by partnering with faithful, Bible-believing missionaries who are called to serve in Third World countries; called to serve the "least of these" in a very direct and personal way.