Stories from the Encounter
When you read these stories you will understand why we are so committed to being involved in this work. When God has met you in a real way you love to see it happen for others too.
I honestly feel like a new person, woman, wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. This Encounter has taught me how to hear from God and see Him everyday in my life. I have discovered that I am important, worthy, and loved. I have been living under a cloud that I just assumed was life. Now I know it does not have to be this way anymore.
I feel so much lighter and I now feel free to be the woman God created me to be. I have loved having so much time to just listen to God. I feel beautiful again! I was also very touched by the authenticity of the women herethe leaders, speakers, and my small group members. I feel ready to take on lifeto live it abundantly!
This Encounter has completely changed my life and perspective on life. I feel again! I feel joy and it is amazing to me because I havent felt in so long! I needed this and God brought me here for a reason! Ill be back!
I was skeptical at the beginning that this retreat would have a significant effect on me. My heart is the most closed of anyone I know. With tears in my eyes now, I can say that this experience has brought me so much faith in Gods love for me. Its been so long since I have believed. Ive grown cold in feeling lost. Wondering where God was I found Him here. This retreat awakened belief in the promise of my true home. Many, many thanks.
I have experienced more freedom in these few days than I have in my entire Christian life! I am so excited about finally walking with Christ with trust and reckless abandonment!
Oh my! I knew a little about what to expect but I totally didnt expect how Gods presence would be here. He was ready to grab me and hold me and teach me. I have reconnected with the zeal that I once had as a teenager. What happened to all those years? I cant wait to daily re-connect with my heart and Gods heart.
I came in with a cloud over my life. Every day was drudgery and I did not want to go on with it. I wanted joy again. Now, I feel a release, and know that what I believed about myself isn’t true. I feel empowered.
This weekend has opened my heart up more than I thought it could or would. I almost feel more alive than I have since I was a little girl. I owned the false beliefs I have believed about myself and the fears, and received the truth from my father, God. I feel encouraged to continue on this journey with my father and chase after it even more.
This Encounter was so freeing. I am beautiful for my real self, not for who others want me to be, and not for who I have grown up believing myself to be. I am beautiful for exactly who God designed me to be. I am His beloved daughter.
I am amazed at the power that I feel that God is here and has made me new. This retreat and the whole message was a confirmation of his Love for me. It has also broken me out of my shell of feeling so alone. I have never felt this comfortable or safe around so many strangers. To be able to feel this way and let all of my guard down is a great and very well needed relief. Thank you!