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“May the God of Hope fill you with all Joy and Peace as you trust in Jesus Christ so that you may overflow with Hope by the Power of the Holy Spirit”.  Romans 15:13

our story

my father's guesthouse

Mission work has called. You’re going to Haiti. You’ll need a quiet, peaceful place to relax, a place for fellowship, and a place to plan your time here. Welcome to My Father's Guesthouse, a conveniently located retreat a short ride from Port-‘au-Prince airport.



My Father’s Guesthouse, a ministry of Love Him Love Them is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) ministry. Learn more about Love Him Love Them below, or by visiting


My Father’s Guesthouse at Delmas 75, formerly was known as Dottie’s Guesthouse. Previously managed under HUG, now Love Him Love Them manages the guesthouse and it remains the same peaceful, safe, and restful haven it’s always been.

Former guests of Dottie’s Guesthouse will be pleased to find the same staff in place to make your time here pleasurable and peaceful. Sofi prepares delicious meals and Mr. Brown provides excellent security. Our onsite manager, Phyllis Van Es., makes sure your stay is comfortable and enjoyable.


love him love them

Love Him Love Them began as a non-profit social services organization in 1998 by David and Linda Gunter in the fifth worst crime ridden neighborhood in America, Vine City, Atlanta, Georgia. As real estate investors at that time they had homelessness, drugs and prostitution thrown in their face on a daily basis. They wanted to make a difference so they took one of their rental properties and “turned it into” a homeless shelter. Because funding came from friends and family and not government grants they were free to operate and share Jesus on a daily basis. The shelter and the non-profit was named George’s Place in honor of Linda’s daddy.


As years passed, they moved out of the Atlanta area and closed the shelter in 2003. Love Him Love Them became our new name and our Ministry in Northeast Georgia included an after-school program, jail ministry, providing for foster children and Special Needs Adults and our Annual Thanksgiving Meal for Homeless and Homebound. In 2004, a tragic event occurred that left 5 children who just happened to be Haitians without a mom and dad. On the 17th day of the 7th month of the year 2007, the family living in the Gunter home grew from 2 to 7 with these children who were then the ages of 7 to 17. Because of their new Haitian children, the Gunters and Love Him Love Them increased their focus to include Haiti.


The first trip to Haiti was in 2011, which was the year after the devastating earthquake. They took gifts that first year for 17 girls in an orphanage named HUG. What they saw, smelled and experienced completely wrecked them. They knew something had to be done. They have been back every Christmas since. This past Christmas providing gifts and food for over 1700 children and families in the local community. AND much, much more!


Today, Love Him Love Them continues to grow and minister to the families of Northeast Georgia and the countries of Haiti and Ukraine.

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