I didn't realize I was part of God's plan
"I have been a Christian since I was eleven. But until I attended a Pilgrimage weekend, I didn't realize I was part of God's plan - me personally."
(MPP having been a guest at North Carolina Pilgrimage #34)
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.
But then an amazing thing happens...
To me it was a wonderful opportunity to serve. You completely become the hands, feet, and heart of Christ. You give and serve freely - expecting nothing in return. But then an amazing thing happens - through this experience it is YOU who are blessed! OUR GOD IS AN AWESOME GOD!
A life changing experience
MPP is a life changing experience...through the power of God the MPP team lead me back to the hand of Jesus Christ who walks with me daily and guides my path.
I have felt the arms of our Lord holding me up
"Keep asking your friends to come. It took my sponsor asking from MPP #2 through #15 to get me to say yes. I knew I should go, but felt that other things I was involved in were more important --- how stupid of me Nothing is more important than growing your relationship with God. Since MPP #15, I have worked weekends and accepted Rector when asked. Life has been a roller coaster, but I have felt the arms of our Lord holding me up --- What a feeling! We must be still and listen and MPP weekends give you the time."
The most significant worship experience of our lives
"My wife, Carolyn, and I attended the first Michigan Pilgrimage. It was, without question, the most significant worship experience of our lives. It reminded us of, and reinforced, our faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior in a very meaningful manner."
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,
A changing point in my life...
It was a changing point in my life, and I felt a "peace" that I hadn't felt in 20 years.