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)
"I needed to be completely emptied to get filled up again."
You will experience God's love for you, personally
God's love is poured out in so many ways all throughout the weekend. You will experience God's love for you, personally, and learn how you fit in to God's larger purposes and plan as well as how you can participate in God's mission here on earth.
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!
It prepared me for a rougher road...
It prepared me for a rougher road ahead and taught me to give some of my load to God and others who I can trust.
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!
A sacred moment where you meet God
"There are sacred moments in our lives when we meet God at the mountain top. Pilgrimage is one such moment, and it prepares us for our work in the valley below."
(MPP having been a guest on a Walk to Emmaus Weekend)
Gave me an opportunity to listen to God
"Attending a Pilgrimage weekend gave me an opportunity to listen to God; an opportunity to have an open heart and mind. It was inspiring to have God reveal to me where He had been guiding me and where He planned for us (He and I) to go in the future. If you are going to live a purpose driven life, you better know what the purpose is."
(MPP having been a guest at North Carolina Pilgrimage #56)