a time of reflection and renewal

"Pilgrimage  weekend was a time for reflection and renewal of my spiritual life.  It was a time to focus in my life and see how God has been by my side through the years.  His love and grace were so evident."

Julie Trasky
MPP #1

A sense of belonging...

It gave me a sense of belonging to the Lord and to His family.

To me about the weekend was about community...

To me about the weekend was about community.  I worked and met some incredible people with incredible stories of God's grace and love.

Laurie Mueller
MPP Servant 
(Tres Dias #31 weekend)

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

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

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!

Marsha Cox
MPP #33

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

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
(MPP having been a guest at North Carolina Pilgrimage #34)

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