Spiritual Retreat Experience

Spiritual Retreat Experience

The spiritual retreat at The Bridge Church in Decatur was truly the most enlightening experience that I have had in my life. Going into the retreat I didn’t have high hopes I never really believed that God was real. It was just really hard for me to believe something I couldn’t see. During the retreat I had a very personal encounter with the guest speaker that was there. We split up into groups and I was in the group he was in charge of which was a prayer circle. He went around in a circle and prayed for each of us individually, when he got to me he prayed for a lot of very private stuff that I never told him about. This experience was weird for me, but I felt he honestly knew what happened in my life.

Going into the next group I was thinking that this was an indication that God was real. In this second group we talked about getting closer to God and how he can help us in our lives. I got a lot of knowledge from this group about God and how to get over some of the doubts that I was having about him. After this group I knew I wanted to acknowledge he was there, but I wasn’t ready to fully believe in him yet. The next group really helped me fully embrace God. With the help of one of our campus teachers, I prayed to accept God into my life. After we prayed I half expected to see a beam of light come out of the sky and hear angels sing, but, sadly, that didn’t happen; I did get a feeling in me that I made the right choice. In the course of one day I changed my mind completely, and I feel like I always have someone to talk to.

– Drew C., Berne Sophomore