18 Inch Journey Retreat: Testimonies

We just recently held our first-ever 18 Inch Journey Retreat for adults ages 26 - 40. The retreat spanned 4 days and took place here on the grounds of A Place for the Heart. There were men and women hailing from more than 8 nations, some traveling from as far as South Africa! We packed the four days full of community, creativity and worship and gave God full permission to wreck our plans each day. Here are a few amazing testimonies from some of the men and women who came for the retreat:

From the moment I pulled in, I felt welcomed - expected - even known, though I had not met anyone else before. Everyone immediately felt like family. I was blown away at how easy it was to immediately let down walls and defenses, and to realize there were walls in me that I never even knew existed. I knew that you had truly cultivated a community of safety, vulnerability, and authentic, Jesus-focused love. I feel that everything you did with us each day modeled the invitation of the Father. I did not feel pressured into doing anything. I was invited, and eager to answer the invitation. - Taylor

The level of professionalism and excellence surrounded by love was unbelievable. God confirmed and revealed so many things to me I was astonished at times and almost in a state of laughter. I know God set me up for some incredible experiences through Him and the staff. - David H.

I really didn't know what to expect.  I just knew I was supposed to be there.  I will forever remember my time there as the first place that I saw Jesus face to face.  I have been a Christian for a while but I have never seen him like I encountered Him that weekend. - Misty

Personally I feel peace like never before. In the past I would be stressed and not know why, but now I’m learning to carry His sweet presence in a new way. We were greatly impacted and wrecked in a good way. We will soon be beginning to disciple and steward our worship community in our home through our church family; and we know being at the retreat was pivotal for knowing how to pour and serve our own community with excellence while pursuing Gods presence together. - Renee