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."

Dave Andrus
(MPP having been a guest at North Carolina Pilgrimage #56)

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.

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

The most significant worship experience of our lives

"My wife, Carolyn, and I attended the first Michigan Pilgramiage. It was, without question, the most significant worship experience of our lives. It reminded us of, and reinforced, our faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior in a very meaningful manner."

Ed Dee, MPP #1

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.

Sharon Groeneveld
MPP #37

I don't want the feeling to end

"We were told during our weekend to remember that upon reentering our normal lives the world hadn't changed but we had.  Oh, how true!  Monday morning I woke up and the sky looked bluer, the grass greener, and the trees in fuller bloom.  I was so aware of how awesome God's creation is.

Renewal is a good word to try to describe the weekend for me.  I just didn't realize how empty my glass had become and, after having time to reflect, I felt like I am full again.  I would love for everyone to experience a Pilgrimage and be able to come back feeling the way I felt.  I don't want the feeling to end.  I know I am a better wife, mother, friend, etc. because of my Pilgrimage weekend.   It is so amazing to be immersed in God's presence for those 72 hours and to look around and see His love and understanding in others.
Thank you to all of those who served this weekend.  What a gift you shared with me and one that I can't wait to share with others."

God loves you and so do I,
Paige Kelly
MPP #13

It started me...

It started me keeping a "gratitude journal" so that I am focused on all God's blessings in my life---rather than on problems.

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.

Kathy Bruins
MPP #4

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