A new family...
It gave me many new brothers and sisters in Christ.
Like an immunization for my spirit, helping to protect me ...
For me the pilgrimage was like a shot in the arm. Like an immunization for my spirit, helping to protect me from the forces of evil all around me.
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.
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.
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