"For the first time during worship, I felt like I actually WORSHIPPED."
“My thought process was that I already knew about Jesus and they would have little to offer me. I figured they were looking for people to introduce to Jesus. Well, I reluctantly came anyway and . . . it became one of the most fulfilling and revealing weekends of my life.”
- David B.
"I was overwhelmed by His love for me and probably for the first time felt His powerful love in all its glory. Thank you for taking away the distractions so I could focus on Him pouring out his great love on me."
- Jennifer M.
"This weekend reinforced that community of men is so important in my walk with Christ. I need to be accountable to other men on my actions on a daily basis."
Alan C. |Birmingham, AL
"Most memorable moment was when my Table Leader shared some very hard truth that punched through the pride and exposed what I was believing. It was hard to hear, but necessary - I realized I was walking in a false identity of "poor me" and I had just previously found I was also walking in a false identity of "sorrow." I laid these down and feel so much lighter. God has done a deep healing in me and I am so thankful. I will now walk in His identity of JOY!"
- Cheryl H. | Baton Rouge, LA
“I rededicated my life to Christ that weekend and I can't begin to tell you the awesome changes God has made in my life. It wasn't just a rededication. It was a time of forgiveness and repenting and starting over. God allowed my family to be restored. Your willingness and dedication to serving the Lord played a huge part in this. And the effects of your ministry have reached even beyond my family.”
- David G.
"The Lord blessed me this weekend. I received healing and freedom from my shame, guilt, and unworthiness that only the Lord can give. I could identify with everyone at my table and I was most certain that the Lord chose each and everyone of us specifically to share at our table. I came away from this weekend with self-worth, confidence, hope, and a commitment to give my husband the respect and love God call me to give. I am free to truly trust my husband and give him my whole heart just as I have my heavenly Father. For the first time, I can look Jesus in the face without hiding my own face. Thank you for your hearts for people and for walking in obedience to be used to help free people."
- Mary M. | Birmingham, AL
"A very special moment for me was the worship before dinner. I was so touched by God that I felt compelled to kneel before HIM. As my knees hit the ground, I wept and wept. It was like God was performing surgery on me."
- Kendall P. | Baton Rouge, LA
"My roommate was God sent! She had the same story as me and I believe we will continue to be friends after this."
- Rachel H. | Baton Rouge, LA
"Memorable moment: when it became clear to me that hanging onto resentment was keeping me from getting closer to Jesus. God said, GO, forgive, and move on!"
Mike B. | Baton Rouge, LA
"Greatest impact was realizing I needed to surrender everything to the Lord. I felt the Holy Spirit moving all weekend long. Absolutely amazing!!"
- Jennifer K. |Birmingham, AL
"I have told several people since last weekend about the tremendous impact your ministry has had on my life and the life my family. The Lord revealed that I have had a very serious trust issue with Him for a very long time. I have said half-hearted prayers and hoped for some miracle, very skeptical of God actually showing up. I have treated our all-powerful Jehovah like he was a 'genie-in-a-bottle.' I prayed and he was supposed to show up and prove to me that he exists. This past weekend, He gently broke me and showed me that he can be trusted and he does hear us when we cry out for Him. I just kept being told 'I am faithful, I am faithful, I am faithful.' Thank you Father for your patience to put up with my arrogance and warped sense of self-importance. he made me realize that I had made so many things of the world to be idols that I worshipped, while totally neglecting to trust in our savior who is faithful and ever-present."
-Jes. D. | Birmingham, AL
"I was able to release luggage that has burdened me since I was 4 - almost 39 years!!
- Teresa L. | Birmingham, AL
"After 41 years, I know that the abandonment wound that I have been carrying has been lifted from me. After years of trying to forgive myself, God's unconditional love came into my heart and took this burden from me. For I am the beautiful, wanted, loved, and cherished daughter of the King and I have claimed my place on His lap, protected by His arms with a future so bright and divinely guided."
-Kristyn. B. | Birmingham, AL
"This has been a very hard year for me. The more I tried to fix things, the more they went wrong. The whole time I felt something pulling at me to get close to Christ Jesus. But being as stubborn as I am, I tried to do both fix my problems on my own and seek out a better relationship with God. If it hadn't been for the pushing I got from friends and coworkers, I might not have come to the Weekend. Now I realize how powerless I truly was. This Weekend has left me with such a feeling of relief and freedom. All I can say is thank you to everyone involved... most all of to God!"
- Wes H.
"Each moment was special. I dealt with deep pain and unforgiveness that has been tormenting me. I came in feeling lost and began feeling FOUND! This has truly been a life changing experience."
- Lisa A. | Baton Rouge, LA
"God spoke to me multiple times and confirmed some things. I have recently been praying about. Also told me not to be so consumed with trying to be accepted by other people, but to just serve Him."
" Most memorable experience this weekend was being able to share openly and freely feeling extremely safe here. Feeling the presence of our Lord was amazing."
- Andra S. | Baton Rouge, LA
“When I went on the weekend, I had every intention to just skate on by, put on my pretty face and upon my return, continue with the divorce plans already in progress.......But God showed up and I now have a NEW direction. I am now the husband to my wife that she NEVER had before!”
- Jon D. | Baton Rouge, LA
"For the first time I feel FREE! I can't wait to see my husband when I get home and introduce him to his newly free wife!"
- Vicki B.
"Due to circumstances, I have felt like I have been wandering in the wilderness for the past couple of years... waiting and waiting for my burning bush moment, yet it hadn't come. This Weekend god opened my hardened heart to some of the things He is doing. It has been so long since I have had the opportunity to be open and honest with men and see God's men care for one another. God has shown me His hand and in taking away my loneliness and passiveness."
- Russel C.
"The Lord called me here to bring greater healing to my heart. He spoke to the fear and abandonment and came in like a flood filling my heart with love, peace and hope. I have been in a season that has felt lifeless and barren and He brought new life and return to intimacy!"
- Nancy C. | Baton Rouge, LA
"Surrendering my control and forgiveness. For 28 years i have been the controller, the family fixer, and the have it all together; I was playing God's assistant. God showed me that He doesn't need my help and I wasn't built to be a fixer. Whatever my mess-life of choices, He can handle."
- J. F.
"Seeing God (literally) at work. Perfect how our group got the perfect Table Leader. Even how we were paired together in the rooms. Very powerful! Only God!!"
Shaun A. | Baton Rouge, LA
"I have always been a strong person and strong in my faith. This Weekend I learned to get out of the way and just allow God to love me like His child."
- Phillip M.
"Breaking down my walls!! Opening up!! Being forgiven!! Forgiving others!! Loving myself!! Giving control to God and letting go!!"
- Bonnie Y. | Birmingham, AL
"I gained a better understanding of His drawing of me to have a closer realtionship with him. and how important it is to be still and let Him minister to me on a regular basis. To stop using others to fill spaces that only He can fill."
- Debbie M. | Baton Rouge, LA
“It was a spiritual hospital.”
- Joseph W.
"God opened doors for me to let go fo all the struggles I continued to hold tightly to that were keeping me from experiencing a full life from God. he also helped me begin a path of forgiveness with loved ones to work toward healing from my past abuse and gave me courage to seek healing in my marriage."
- Liz M| Birmingham, AL
“The weekend was the best I’ve had in 39 years of living. It gave me a real good perspective on God’s love for me that I didn’t quite have. As a result of the weekend I have four accountability partners. My relationships with men have grown enormously.”
- Gary M. | Dallas, TX
"The Lord re-confirmed to me that I am one of his daughters. After being in rebellion for several years, this was beautiful and probably the best spiritual awakening since getting saved at age 7."
- Starlette R. | Birmingham, AL
"Well I was very nervous about coming. Satan used to trick me into believing a lot of things - one being that I wasn't worthy and didn't belong or wasn't good enough. Through this weekend, I realized I am very worthy and that God's love for me extends way beyond anything I could ever imagine. "
- Patty S. | Baton Rouge, LA