I could focus on a deeper relationship....

Because I was able to leave my daily life with all its stresses, I could focus on a deeper relationship with Jesus through the loving embrace of a community of believers.

It's 3 days that I would recommend to everyone who wants to...

From the moment I arrived I could say that it was not only very organized, but people were very friendly.  Little did I know then that those friendly faces would turn out to be good friends.  The spiritual element was there from the beginning and grew to fill each of us throughout the weekend.  It's 3 days that I would recommend to everyone who wants to grow in faith, make new friends and eat good food.

Jack Groeneveld
MPP #37

There is now more expectancy...

It is a time to let the Scriptures take you in unexpected ways.  There is now more expectancy in my Christian life.

Renewed my desire....

It renewed my desire to do Christian service.

Pilgrimage strengthened me and deepened my faith

"I was invited to Pilgrimage several times, but always had an excuse not to go---too inconvenient, had to take time off of work, find someone to watch my son, and several other reasons. I had an overwhelming urge that this was the one I needed to go to. The "urge'" kept getting stronger so I put all my excuses aside and went in April 2011. Pilgrimage is led by lay people and a few pastors. This is what makes pilgrimage powerful. Ordinary Christians, from numerous churches, work hard together to bring three extraordinary days to others, explaining their faith and demonstrating Christ's impact in their lives. Guests set aside the earthly world for 72 hours and can focus on their spiritual lives totally surrounded by a Christian community. Christians are required to be out in the world, but occasionally need to renew and recharge themselves. Pilgrimage strengthened me and deepened my faith. It was among the three most important days in my Christian walk. Since I have made my weekend I have served on team and now on the Leadership Council."

In Christ Name,
Cyndi Geis-LaFata
MPP #16

I needed...

"I needed to be completely emptied to get filled up again."

Viola Carpenter-Oaks  

MPP #23

It prepared me for a rougher road...

It prepared me for a rougher road ahead and taught me to give some of my load to God and others who I can trust.

It started me...

It started me keeping a "gratitude journal" so that I am focused on all God's blessings in my life---rather than on problems.

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