Doane Rest has a rich history, starting with its name. Named after the Doane family, Doane Rest was started in 1932 by the two Doane sisters, Ida Frances Doane and Marguerite Treat Doane. These two women came to the Philippines and started both Doane Rest and Doane Seminary with funds partly from their father William Howard Doane. Have you seen that name before? Perhaps you’ve sung some of the songs he wrote music for, songs such as “To God be the Glory,” “Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross,” and “Pass Me Not.” We praise God for having a founding heritage like this.

Since that time, Doane Rest experienced the Japanese occupation during World War II, being destroyed by the US in the carpet-bombing to retake the city. Our current buildings are from the 1960s, being designed by the first female architect in the Philippines, Architect Aida Cruz-Del Rosario. Although our buildings are a little old nowadays, they are like the Baguio of old, and they are safe, surviving the 1990 Baguio earthquake with minimal damage. We praise God for all He has done, and we say, “To God be the Glory!”

The following are some of the testimonials from our guests:
Thanks! I am so thankful for the opportunity to stay and rest here whilie visiting Mark Palmani. It brought so many childhood missionaries. Clint and Dottie Bonnel were friends and missionaries we supported for years. I am grateful to the Lord for allowing me to travel all around Luzon preaching the gospel. While visiting here we were used of the Lord to see over 30 souls saved and families rededicate their lives to Him and to go “another mile.” Thanks for your kindness and ministry to those traveling. – Pastor Rondald Hon, Lighthouse Baptist Church, Marion Indiana
Thanks so much for your kindness, thoughtfulness, and generosity!!! It was a great time there! You’re a blessing. – Daniel
We want to say thank you for your refreshingly generous hospitality! Being here was filling for the soul and for all 3 of us ladies. I myself (Brittany) want to thank you personally for letting me stay one more night while I have been feeling under the weather. It has been helpful! We look forward to the 2 years ahead as we see you all again! – With thankful hearts, Abundant Midwives
We the BBSI faculty and the staff would like to say Thank You for your beautiful place. We enjoyed it. “Thank you” God bless! – BBSI Faculty and Staff
We thank God for this place and you. We had such a wonderful and blessed time there. Praying that God would continue to pour out His blessings on you and this place. – the Eppas
Thanks so much for another wonderful stay. Hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas!