Nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, near Silva, Missouri, is a unique piece of land. Owned by Baptist Mid-Missions since 1962, these acres provide affordable housing and ministry opportunities for those who dedicated their lives to serving God.
Retired missionaries, pastors, and career Christian workers all call Missionary Acres home.
The vision for a caring independent living retirement community began with Pastor Charles Emerson. He and his family purchased over sixty acres of land in Wayne County, Missouri. There, they built a chapel and began the ministry.
But, health problems kept Brother Emerson from seeing his vision through to completion. Not wanting to give up on it, he graciously donated the land to Baptist Mid-Missions in 1962.
Baptist Mid-Missions continued developing the property, with the goal of bringing Brother Emerson’s vision to life.
Continuing the Vision
Today, Missionary Acres provides affordable housing for respected heroes of the faith. People who have given their lives to serving God can find rest and community here.
In order to keep the costs to the residents as low as possible, the staff at Missionary Acres is all supported by churches and individuals. This giving allows the staff to meet the needs of the residents and maintain the beautiful acres.