Before I attended Encounter, I thought that carrying around the weight of my past was just part of life as a Christian. I returned with a heart that felt 50 pounds lighter! I had been to conferences and retreats before and always came away "convicted" and with more stuff to add to my guilt-induced to-do list. I came away from Encounter transformed and free. This ministry has changed the way I see God, others, and myself. You deserve to have this amazing experience!
This was the best experience I have ever had. I knew my Lord and Savior, but this weekend took it to a much deeper level of relationship with my Heavenly Father. It is truly God working in my life, my marriage, motherhood, and every other aspect of my future. I was able to let go of my past....which allowed me to experience "True Freedom"! I am very excited for the upcoming encounter!
I have been a Christian for 10 years almost but leaving behind my past, I had set up all of these self-made rules. At Encounter I realized I had become so imprisoned by these standards that were not from God, that set me up for failure, that made me judge and condemn others. I had been set free but had built my own yoke of slavery. No more! I have learned that when it comes to doing the Christian disciplines of prayer, meeting with believers, teaching your children, reading the Word, etc, that motivation matters. He doesn't want our good works or sacrifices, He wants our heart.
Before my first encounter, I carried around so much baggage in my life and tried everything I could to get rid of it. I had no self-esteem and I felt worthless. I put on a good front and acted like I had it all together. Even on the way to my encounter, I wanted to look like everything was fine. That was until I truly encountered God! He showed me that I didn't need to carry everything on my shoulders, and that I wasn't the only one who didn't always have it all together. I have found true freedom and as I keep going back to encounters, God continues to meet me there and teach me more about my relationship with Him! I refuse to go back to the days before my freedom.
I attended my first Encounter in January, along with a family member. I went thinking that she would get a lot out of the weekend, but realized I received as much, if not more. God confirmed several things for me and I felt true freedom. I am so thankful and humbled to serve a loving, compassionate God. Every woman should commit one weekend to him.
Any woman...any age...from any walk of life...whether churched or un-churched...trust me when I say that attending an Encounter is for you! There is truly something that God will speak directly to each of you. I have been to 5 Encounters now, and have been incredibly blessed and changed in some way each and every time. I love the unity that happens within the Body of Christ as women from every denomination come together to worship Jesus. It's all about Him, that's it. Being able to serve, worship and minister alongside my sisters in Christ is amazing. You really just have to go and see for yourself!
Encounter. When I asked what that was, the first time I went, I was told "I can't explain it. All I know is that you come and God will meet you there." That is such an understatement!!! Yes, God meets you there, but that is just the beginning!
If I were to describe my weekend at the womens encounter in a few short lines it would be personal, heartfelt peace, and self worth. A life changing desire for Jesus on a daily basis not just on Sunday or during life events. The freedom and love experinced during the weekend is undescribeable. It is life changing!
My heart and life were changed by the Women's Encounter I attended in January. I was touched deeply by the women's testimonies and the genuine love and forgiveness they have experienced through our God. This is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family.
My encounter brought me so much closer to my Heavenly father. It helped me lay down my troubles and control issues. One of my prayers was also answered when my mother asked the Lord to come into her heart and was baptized when we got home. My Encounter was amazing! I AM FREE!
Going to Women's Encounter...I knew there was a God. After going, I knew and trusted HIM! It was truly a life changing experience
No matter how long you have walked with the Lord, at Encounter, there is something for you.
Although I have attended several encounters I find that I am moved every time that I attend. I learn new things each time I go and I love watching God work in the women's lives that attend. It is an amazing experience!
I have never had anything impact my life the way The Women's Encounter did. I received so much; there are no words to describe. I let go of so many burdens that I had carried for so many years, some I had even forgotten. God is so good. My life has been restored. I truly traded Ashes for Beauty. I definitely want to go again.
No matter how many times I go to encounter it is a blessing. I learn everytime I go. We have an AWESOME God and he works in wonderful ways. It is awesome to see how he works in the women's lives. I am FREE and I serve and AWESOME GOD!!!!!