TEC I grow closer to Christ and make Christian friends that love
and accept me."
Josh - STW TEC #1
"I know God placed me there
for that weekend and I can't think of a better time or more fun
way to strengthen my faith and discover a friend in Christ."
Guest - STW TEC #15
"I traveled to a place called
Smithfield to spend three days at Short Journey Retreat Center.
As I approached, I was hesitant, not sure what to expect and before
I knew it I was joining in on fun games and then stood around
a room to see what the next three days would hold. I was placed
at a table of unknowns and soon became friends with them and I
pray that we will be life-long friends. Then, I realized that
I was in for a great experience with the praise music; testimonies
from other Christians...teens, adults, and pastors; hands-on activities;
and a challenge to renew my relationship with Jesus Christ."
Guest - STW TEC #15
"At a time in my life where
I wasn't sure about my faith or my life, TEC gave me a different
perspective on my relationship with God, with other Christians,
and a better view towards myself."
Natalie STWTEC #24
"TEC is awesome! Everyone
is loved and supported. When I made my TEC I was so scared that
no one would like me and I would be left out. How wrong was I!
I met a whole community of friends and believers."
Katie, STW TEC #23
"Thank you (TEC team and community)
for making TEC the most awesome, amazing experience and best weekend
of my life. I was deeply impacted by all that you had to say.
And thank you everyone for accepting me in spite of the obvious
differences. I would like to say thank you to all you for loving
me even before you knew me and thank you for inspiring me to find
Keisha (Special K
;-)), STW TEC #25
"Being a guest really renewed
my faith, and brought me closer to God....I came back as a servant.
Once again my faith has been renewed and I got to see how God
works and really makes a difference in peoples' lives."
Rachel, STW TEC #22
"Hearing people talk about
their faith helps me to step back and pay more attention to what
is happening in my own life and to look for God. WIGIAT - Where
Is God In All This? - has become my motto."
Charlie, STW TEC