This past weekend Perla, Mike, and I took 9 students with us all the way up to Vermont to attend a FOCUS Spiritual Impact Bootcamp. It was so amazing to see how much God worked in such a short time. All 9 of those students and even us missionaries were so blessed to experience God’s love and power in new ways. Of course the most amazing parts were seeing students who really had no idea what they were getting into have their lives turned upside down when they encountered God’s mercy and healing through prayer. It seemed like everyone was crying.. even the guys! There’s just so much brokenness that we all try to hide away, but it nags at us and keeps us from living our lives to the fullest. Jesus coming and entering the picture to heal our physical, emotional, and spiritual wounds is a game changer, it frees us to live again! There were a lot of tears, but just as important were all of the laughs and smiles and new friendships!
Always remember that God loves you and is looking to heal us. Look for opportunities to pray with others, too, asking God to provide!
“Next time you go on a retreat I’m going to sign up, don’t even tell me what it’s about.” – Brenden
“Had one of THE BEST weekends EVER!!!!! I loved it!!! and I’m really happy with the outcome!!! Thank you to all the ones that were at Vermont and experience the Holy Spirit!!!” – Lenny
“Feeling so blessed and loved after personally experiencing the Presence of the Holy Spirit within me on such an amazing weekend. I pray I never forget all God has accomplished for me in a mere 48 hours, I feel my heart on fire with love like never before and I’m so grateful for the amazing people I shared this experience with up in Vermont” – Liam
“Thank you my loving family that is filled with the children of God for spending the most amazing weekend of my life with me. You all, like God have taken the time to breathe life into me and awaken me from my sins and allowed me to see love. I couldn’t have done it without you, and I thank the Lord for allowing the holy spirit to enter my life once again and I know I couldn’t have done it without you. Vermont is beautiful, but a place is only as good as the people in it. You’ve made a change in my life that I will always be grateful for, so thank you from the bottom of my heart. ~ WAVEEEEE. & peace be with you.” – Ella
“Where do I even begin…just got home from a retreat at the beautiful St. Anne’s Shrine up in Vermont. Most of the emphasis was on strengthening the relationship with the Holy Spirit, and the gifts that can come about from it, via talks and discussion groups. The small group prayers were very beneficial, as we learned to pray with and for each other, which isn’t always the easiest thing to do for some of us.
A lot was also discussed and prayed on the idea of spiritual, physical and emotional healing. Given the current medical situation with Mom, this couldn’t have come at a better time for me.
Overall, just a very moving and powerful weekend.” – Ian