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The power of this ministry is evident within our team members. They were all once participants at one of our retreats.
I'd been wrestling with; what it means to be a man. On reflection, I've been wrestling with that all my life. What does it mean to be a man? I loved reading John Eldredge's 'Wild at Heart'. It spoke to my heart. I wanted more. I want more, much, much more than an intellectual relationship with God. It was at the boot camp in Colorado, where God stretched me, and spoke to me of the life, and hope and joy of a life lived as his man. The amount of freedom and restoration that is available unto us is just astonishing. After being a pastor for more than 30 years, I've been grabbed by the intimacy we have in Jesus. Wow, what an amazing life Jesus makes possible, that Jesus seeks to live with me. I cannot continue the same way. I have a hunger for more and to share more of His message of love, life and freedom.
God showed me the deepest desire of my heart; “not to be alone”. The sorrow in my heart (among other things the illness of my mother) I may share with Jesus and He weeps with me. He gave me an image of tree-sap and said; “these are the tears I cry for you. Through the sorrow I will come for you” To know that I don’t have to do life alone even if there is hardship, in Him I will find strength and He will always be there for me.
This weekend has been incredible. God spoke to me in a way that I have never experienced before. He really touched me. The loss of my own father, not feeling like a real man, and the lies that came with that -that I don’t have what it takes. I received freedom in all these things. The Lord God is my true Father and I am His son. Many things suddenly made sense. I truly believe that this ministry is a gift for men. To help them discover who they really are in Christ. I am just awestruck. Thank you for sharing your stories. This is truly gold
After being a christian for 10 years, God finally came through for me here at boot camp. He has given me a peace that I would not exchange for anything in this world. I run in the paths of your commands, because you have set my heart free. The peace of God which surpasses all understanding. As men, we need a change of heart and this is what I experienced here at this retreat for the first time of my life.
It was during a recent conference that I cried my heart out to God when He spoke and said that I should join this Captivating retreat. And, oh boy what a deep healing I have experienced here. Affirmation, a new name and so much more. I had so much fun and go home with a deeper peace knowing that there is still more to come.
This weekend was awesome. I experienced so many wonderful moments, personal moments with God-my Father. I know that there is still a lot of work to be done, but I can only look forward to spending more time such as these moments here, with Him. Jesus is so good, I want to become the man He sees in me.