Feedback from participants:
Beautiful facility, genuine and caring hosts, amazing meals; appreciated the interaction, transparency, real examples of the presenters, loved the heart and spiritual content of the presenters…how they would just stop and pray…appreciated the opportunities to ask questions and dialogue, very practical and very helpful.
“Please don’t stop doing what you are doing…there are hundreds of us who need this…I have been to a lot of conferences which were informational and inspirational, but this retreat was informational, inspirational, and transformational.”
Facilitators: Bob/Penny/Susan Comments:
You guys opened your heart and life to us…thank you so much for that gift!…I really appreciated your generosity, genuineness, thoughtfulness, and the way you guys “eased” us into a deeper level of openness and transparency, which I feel to me happened faster than I thought it would, and yet not forced or over uncomfortable; a very accepting, affirming, environment was created…very, very good to hear your story at the front end…this opened the door for everyone else…awesome support and wisdom…thank you!; Bob and Penny really set the foundation when they shared their story, Thank you!…You made us feel so comfortable…the atmosphere you all created made us feel that we were heard and we were among friends…Susan’s love for the Lord and her understanding, nonjudgmental way was so welcoming….I felt as if we’d know you all for a long time!; Great listeners…Great servants of God with Big Hearts filled with love and compassion…they truly understand the life of pastors…they truly model the heart of Jesus; lovely…thank you so much for your ministry and being faithful servants.
Describe the effect that this RETREAT has had on you and your mate (if married):
I came burdened with a mess of feelings…trying to make sense of what happened and afraid to trust…I had been badly hurt by community and here in this place God used community who understood , heard even my unspoken words, loved me, affirmed and prayed for me, and extended healing and hope for future trust; the retreat was a time to tell our story, to be affirmed, to be renewed, and help with changes that need to be made going forward regarding self-care and setting healthy boundaries; it has given us some ideas as to how we can be more intentional with self-care; lots of awesome information… sharing our story was hard but important and the prayer support was amazing!…definitely helped us with how to approach the next part of our journey.