What was Awakening like for you?
I was not really for sure what to expect. After leaving the retreat, I could not have been any happier to have chosen to spend my weekend with such faithful and selfless people. It was on this weekend where I not only saw that my relationship with God needed to grow, but that He blessed me with a group of people that could help me to do so. This retreat allowed for me to reconnect with my faith, and it showed me what it truly meant to be a child of God.
"In just 3 days, I received so much healing and peace from all of the brokenness in my life. God really does desire for us to know that we are loved by Him. All He asks from us is to come and to come as we are. For so many years, I tried finding happiness in everything around me. It was really this weekend that sparked something in me to realize that TRUE happiness can only be found in the Lord. In coming to Him as I am, He has continued to bring me to new heights every day. I just come to Him and He does the rest. He loves, gives, and never fails."
"I went to the Awakening retreat as a closed off person, not used to being in group settings with strangers and opening up to real people. What I found there was not a group of people that had been randomly put together with no rhyme or reason but instead a family that God had brought together and tailored to each one of the members to enable us all to connect, open ourselves and feel the love, grace and forgiveness He has for each one of us. I came back from the Awakening retreat as someone who has experienced the love and support of strangers suddenly becoming family by allowing God to expand my world and having the privilege and opportunity to help and be helped by that family."
"Deciding to go on the Awakening Retreat was one of the very best decisions I've ever made. It is transformative, eye-opening, healing, and so much more! 10/10 would recommend the Awakening Retreat to everyone in college!" ~ Kathryn Shema -SJA3, SJA5
"Awakening is truly inspirational. It is a great way to get reconnected with your faith and love of God!" ~ Sidney Eckert -SJA3, SJA4, SJA5