Testimonials

Discipleship Encounters Testimonial

I have always desired to participate in a discipleship program, as it is hard for me to grow in my Christian walk without someone beyond my years in experience to help guide me. Since I became a Christian in 2000, the types of programs I experienced were lacking long-term effectiveness, as well as the willingness to go deep spiritually and emotionally. The Discipleship Encounter (DE) program with Mission Encounters International (MEI) has been one of the best, if not the best program I have found in achieving these goals.
 
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Kris Wagner, Discipleship Encounter Program Graduate
Discipleship Encounters Testimonial

I have always loved the word “Disciple.” When I was a child, I thought it was a label for the really cool people who got to follow Jesus around each day. As I got older, the Lord became synonymous with “Mentoring,” and I treasured the years I was poured into by youth leaders, pastors, older friends, authors, and deep peer relationships. In recent years, I have seen how Jesus intentionally disciples each of us with tenderness, truth, grace, and joy, and it has been a beautiful season of encountering God.
 
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Carlene Wagner, Discipleship Encounter Program Graduate
Short-Term Missions Testimonial

I am so thankful for the opportunity to go down to Honduras! Also for the amazing team (my church family) that I went with. For their inspiring actions and wisdom of words that they shared with me! But even more so for Team Helene! For taking us in your arms and showing us how you do life. Shedding a different perspective on how to serve and what it truly means to live a submissive life to Jesus. Living outside your comfort zone in order to glorify God! I was busy participating while in Helene so I haven't completely processed everything that has happened and what God has done in my life, but what I do know is that there has been a fire storm lit deep within me! The desire to run full speed to Jesus in all that I do!!!

Shaila Emig, Short-Term Mission Participant
Short-Term Missions Testimonial

All our team members shared many instances of Encountering God, whether it be while visiting the people of Helene, a smile from a child they helped in school, worshiping with many people on the deck at the worship service, worshiping in a church service, or helping a new mother with a complication after the birth of a baby boy.
 
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Todd Taylor, Short-Term Mission Participant