Past Retreats & Testimonies

Outerbanks North Carolina beach house

January 2018 

Our ladies spent two nights and two days in what can only be described as an adult slumber party; full of fun activities, inspiring messages, and the Holy Spirit!  There was time to worship, time to learn, and time to play (ahem, hot tub anyone?)… exactly the sort of triple attack that establishes unity and moves mountains.  After all, Jesus did say “Love God, love people, and enjoy a relaxing dip in an oversized jetted tub once in a while”… or something like that!

Our kickoff event was a major success in a way that only God can accomplish…

But don’t take our word for it, check out what the women had to say!

“This weekend was more than building bonds and a weekend away from my busy life. This weekend released me from the fear Satan had built up and I allowed to overtake my world mentally and emotionally. After being prayed over by women filled with the Holy Spirit, I left there feeling peace. All the fear I had built up inside was left there. I came home knowing I was going to be my best as a mom, wife, coworker, friend, and daughter of God because I know longer carried this baggage.”

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“I have never experienced such a warm, fulfilling time as I did at Awaken. Each moment was so well planned. Each woman was sovulnerable and loving and accepting of one another. The friendships, the call to draw closer to Jesus, the genuine sense of acceptance and love was amazing.”

 

“It was a blessing to open up with other women about things I struggle with and want to work on. I was able to share without feeling judged and ashamed. I was encouraged and now have an accountability partner to help me through difficult times. I was so blessed by hearing everyone’s stories. We all have struggles. We all have pain that is very real to us. It shows up in our lives in different ways-but we have that in common. We are not alone!  And that is a huge encouragement!”

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“{I loved} being in a safe place where it was easier to share our hearts with our sisters in Christ. We came in as strangers and left good friends. The atmosphere encouraged friendship building.”

 

Ashley, Christy and Noel…I cannot thank each of you enough for the time, effort, thoughts, prayers and planning that went into every aspect of this weekend. You truly thought of every detail to make this special, memorable and fun! I can’t imagine the time you must have spent in planning and without a doubt praying for this event. I am beyond amazed at how Holy Spirit was present and moving among us. The healing and freedom that was achieved by so many, the empowerment to break every chain and dive deeper into the abundance that God has for us….I am just still processing each moment. I am trying to hold each image in my mind like a special treasure…each beautiful face and warm hug..

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I was anticipating creating new relationships with Godly, like-minded women and enjoying some time away from the kids to truly relax.  Boy, was I wrong.  I experienced SO MUCH MORE!  Yes, my Sister circle grew and I feel rejuvenated, but God was moving in that house! So many testimonies. So many broken vessels coming together to share our brokenness. So many chains broken. So many tears, but just as much laughter! So much JOY! 

I will never forget the freedom I found this past weekend. Never will I pick back up the chains. Never will I hide behind the labels given to me by others. I will forever stand in confidence, knowing who I belong to and who I am because of I AM!

I am on fire for God! My passion is reignited! I am preparing to live out my purpose like never before! God has Awakened the Spirit in me and I am not looking back!

 

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