One of the best decisions I have ever made

I was a little hesitant, to say the least, about my first Pilgrimage experience. I finally agreed to go, and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. What I found through the Pilgrimage was a communal encounter with Christ. Just what I was yearning for. The weekend was intentional; every part planned with a purpose, which enriched the experience and added meaning to my life. I have attended several Pilgrimages since, and I encounter Christ through everyone each time. That's why I keep coming back!

Heather Snippe
MPP #4

Pilgrimage was a time of profound peace...

Pilgrimage was a time of profound peace for me.  I experienced more love and grace than within all of my life combined.  I was able to spend quality time in God's presence and get away from the rest of the world.  I highly recommend it for everyone.

Kim Yarger
MPP #37

A tangible sense of community, of belonging

"One life-changing thing I brought home from my Pilgrimage was a tangible sense of community, of belonging. For just as I love because God first loved me, and forgive because He has forgiven me – 'community' was given to me and now I have experienced what that means, I am able to extend it to others."

Julie Wenzel Crane
MPP #5

You will never have a better experience in learning what it means to give yourself to others

"It was a privilege to serve on the team for MPP #6. Our dear Lord and Savior takes your breath away doesn't He? My prayer is that more and more people will have the privilege to attend these weekends because you truly get a sense of a servant's heart!

I pray that our guests will want to come back and work next spring. I promise you, you will never have a better experience in learning what it means to give yourself to others. You may think that the team did a lot of work and got nothing out of it like you did, but I am a living testimony to God that as a team member, I truly received His Grace through serving you."

God Loves You and So Do I,
Kathy Yeckley
(MPP having experienced the Walk to Emmaus Weekend)

Gave me an opportunity to listen to God

"Attending a Pilgrimage weekend gave me an opportunity to listen to God;  an opportunity to have an open heart and mind. It was inspiring to have God reveal to me where He had been guiding me and where He planned for us (He and I) to go in the future.  If you are going to live a purpose driven life, you better know what the purpose is."

Dave Andrus
(MPP having been a guest at North Carolina Pilgrimage #56)

Awesome stuff!

"How do we summarize our weekend experience? WOW! I loved being immersed in an environment that loved me in spite of myself.  I was able to step out of my way, see me as others see me – more importantly, as JESUS sees me – and extend some forgiveness and healing to myself thru the love of Christ. Awesome stuff! "

Angie DeMeester
MPP #6

It's a powerful time because God always shows up

Being part of team on a pilgrimage is like being part of a huge family where we get together twice a year to serve Jesus together. The family keeps growing and I am blessed by the new lives that I have the privilege of interacting with at the beautiful setting of Camp Henry. It's a powerful time because God always shows up. His Spirit is felt by me as I serve my fellow team members and pilgrims. When I miss a pilgrimage, it almost feels like I missed a family reunion.

Kathy Bruins
MPP #4

Pilgrimage can be a journey – not just a three-day experience.

"The three-day Pilgrimage experience has impacted my walk with Christ and affirmed my sense of ecumenism. I have attended many different Christian churches in my lifetime, Pilgrimage has brought the best of all of them together – it is a model of attitude for what I see as ' one body in Christ.' The brothers and sisters in Christ that I have acquired through Pilgrimage are very special to me - many became friends only because our paths crossed on a MPP weekend. These friends represent more than 75 different churches, some in Michigan, some many states away. Together we continue to explore our commonalities being our love for the Lord and sharing that love with each other."

Pilgrimage can be a journey – not just a three-day experience.
Sue Ann Clark
MPP #1

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