Last weekend, several of us were fortunate enough to spend the weekend at the Harvey Cedars Bible Conference Center for a well needed retreat. Celebration Community Church, one of our partner churches, has really adopted us into their Church Family and invested into the lives of those we minister to.
As a result of your support, we were able to take five men to the retreat. One of these men has not been out of Trenton for the past 16 years, and the other two, who were recently incarcerated, live in a rooming house. To have the opportunity to spend the weekend with men from another church in a beautiful Victorian Hotel on the beach is something that was new to these men. Just to have the opportunity to leave Trenton for the weekend would be enough in itself, but there was so much more.
During the retreat there were multiple teachings, seminars and worship services in addition to much needed quiet time and rest. We also had the opportunity to develop new relationships with great men of God that will hopefully change these men’s lives for the better. The unique and new experience of going on a retreat to focus your attention on the Lord’s purposes for our lives will no doubt make a lasting impression on our ministry team and the men we brought from the streets of Trenton.