What people are saying


"Honestly, at first I thought it would be extremely boring … I was wrong. I actually really enjoyed the Encounter day! The group was really enthusiastic and you could tell they wanted to be there and they like what they’re doing. My favorite part was when all the girls went to the cafeteria. The women’s talk session was extremely deep and I realized I’m not the only one with insecurities and it helped me embrace my flaws. This group is truly changing lives. I thank my small group leader for praying with and for me. You have no idea how much I appreciate it." — Female, 14, Winnipeg, MB

 "Today I’ve experienced getting to know God’s love a little more, getting to know everyone, being in a small group, and praying/talking to God and to hear His plans for us. Learning that He loves us, He knows everything about us, and He made us with His love. Even when we ignore Him, He will never stop loving us with all His heart." — Female, Grade 8, Red Deer, AB

The part that was the most special to me was when we went into the church and just prayed. It really made me feel good. — Male, 13, Fort Frances, ON

"This entire retreat made me realize that what I was missing in my life is God! I honestly want to have a closer relationship with Him, and fill what is empty in my life with Him. Thank you!" — Female, 16

"A youth minister approached me and said he received a call from a parent after one of the confirmation retreats saying "I don't know what you did to my son, but he is actually excited to get confirmed now! And apparently they had 10 new registrations for the youth group-all from that retreat!" — Contact Person