Our Missionary Retreats


Our Mission

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me. For I am meek and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28–30, MEV)

A Gift from God, Inc. is a nondenominational Christian organization founded with the purpose of serving and nurturing full-time Christian missionary couples through a 10-day complimentary sabbatical retreat designed to revitalize marriages, restore bodies and souls, and renew intimacy with God and Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

Our complimentary sabbatical retreats are located in Carlsbad, California, a quaint little beach town 45 minutes north of San Diego, California. They include lodging, a food and fun allowance, ground transportation, and air transportation within the United States provided the missionary couple is located more than an 8-hour drive away from Carlsbad, CA. If the missionaries are less than an 8-hour drive from the retreat location, a different mode of transportation will be provided. We are prayerful that this retreat will afford couples the opportunity to obtain mental, physical, and spiritual rest, renewal, and relaxation.


Carlsbad, California

Village by the Sea.

A Gift from God is so excited about serving the missionary community. Our 10-day complimentary sabbatical retreats are located in Carlsbad, California and are awarded to full-time Christian missionary couples throughout the year.

Message about COVID-19

Just steps to the beach  – This is one of the best beachfront locations in Carlsbad!

Domestic travel only –  Round trip travel within the USA up to $1000

Great food, great fun  –  Your allowance and gift cards will cover it all.

Airport Car Rental – You’ll probably spend most days on the beach, but just in case you decide to take a drive . . .

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“I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God’s gift to man.” (Ecclesiastes 3:12—13, ESV)

In addition to watching the beautiful sunrises and sunsets and walking on the beach, there are lots of other fun things to do in and around the Carlsbad area. We have listed just a few of them below. Click on the activity title and it will take you directly to their website.

“Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.”

(JAMES 1:17, NASB)

Restore your souls. Renew your strength.

“Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, and they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:30–31, MEV)