"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! "
I stopped being a Sunday only Christian.
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.
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.
The Pilgrimage experience continues to resonate in my life
"The care provided by the team was a deeply touching demonstration of how Grace flows into our lives. I also experienced how prayer can be answered in unexpected ways at unexpected times and in unexpected places. The Pilgrimage experience continues to resonate in my life."
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."
Gayle Davidson, NCPP #34
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.
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,