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."
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.
(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
"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! "
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!
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!
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)