Acts 16:14–15 (ASV 1901)
14And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple of the city of Thyatira, one that worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened to give heed unto the things which were spoken by Paul. 15And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us.
Romans 12:13 (ASV 1901)
13communicating to the necessities of the saints; given to hospitality.
1 Timothy 3:2 (ASV 1901)
2The bishop therefore must be without reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, orderly, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
Hebrews 13:2 (ASV 1901)
2Forget not to show love unto strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
Mrs. Ma's fear of getting turned back after enduring starvation and journeying a 100 miles with her little son to a mission compound where she hoped to find healing for her blind eyes were completely quashed when they arrived. For with loving kindness they were received, fed and her sight in one eye restored after she was operated upon. Eventually, she became a Christian and worker at the mission hospital she was treated.
Jonathan Goforth shares how the decision arrived at in prayer, to open up their new home to all locals for sightseeing, helped make the work of reaching and evangelizing to the people easier. As it made the people see them as friends and not just strangers.
While still trying to settle her guest in, a mother, her twin children, husband and father - who had been exiled by their people appeared on her yard seeking shelter. Hospitably, Mary Slessor ("Ma") received her uninvited guests; fed them, sheltered them, attended to the twins and had her guest comfort the weeping mother.