Grief To Grace Testimonies

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Here are some quotes from participants who have experienced the healing power of this life changing retreat.

“I had longed for many years to break free from self-defeating habits that I knew chained me to my past, but I just didn’t know how to make that happen. Because of this Grief to Grace Retreat, my heart and soul experienced the deepest healing and freedom. The Holy Scriptures that I clung to in my mind for over 20 years, have finally come alive in my heart, and continues to shape me, moment by moment, day by day. I can truly say now, with conviction, that I am indeed a new creation–I am empowered. My husband is a witness to my transformation. He noticed after my return from GTG, that I have been responding to “drama” with more patience, understanding, and compassion. Because of the change in me, my husband desires to go through GTG. We are eternally grateful for New Heart of Texas Ministry that has changed my life. Incidentally, the GTG aftercare gifts (the manual and spiritual affirmation CD) are my lifeline to staying free. I use these tools almost every day and they keep me empowered. I have already highly recommended GTG retreat to several couples and individuals.”

“I came here a broken and hurt little girl. I left a strong and bold young woman on fire for Christ and full of His freedom and grace. Without this Grief to Grace Retreat, I would still be angry, hurt, feeling violated, manipulated and worthless. This retreat has helped change my life and led me into the light. I am now once again a princess. I am a daughter of the king of Kings!”

“The gracious gift of Grief to Grace that New Heart of Texas Ministries gave to me has changed my life. I came on this retreat thinking I need to address my anger issues only. Through the G2G activities I was able to address my anger issues and get to the root cause. Through many years of emotional neglect and abuse I started to believe the lies others said about me and what I said about myself. My true struggle was with self-hatred. At Grief to Grace I was able to expose this truth and call it out for the lie it was. Through intense prayer, exercises, counseling/coaching I recognized this devastating truth. I have been struggling with identifying the problem for 34 years. But with the help of this incredible team, the honesty of my small group participants and God I am on the path to healing. My marriage will be restored, I will break generational curses, and love and trust more freely. Thank you, New Heart of Texas, so much for this once in a lifetime opportunity.”

“I walked in the door the first day crying, broken, defeated, tired and angry. Through the activities and groups, God broke me a little more. God and this retreat defeated the power I had let my hurt have over me and then my soul was rejuvenated. I feel full of God’s sweet love. I now have tools, practices and deep truths ready to use in my day to day life. I am so incredibly blessed to have been able to attend this retreat.”

“My experience at Grief to Grace was so freeing for me! Every step in the retreat was crucial and it built upon itself. I could not have missed one part. I felt safe and free to release deeply buried issues that I didn’t know I had. My anxiety, anger, frustration & hardness are gone. I have peace, contentment and a new-found excitement for my future.”

“Something very real and profound happened for me because of the retreat. It hasn’t even been 2 full weeks and I feel like a completely different person. Messes don’t bother me anymore. – I can enjoy the present moment!”

“It was the first time I was able to sit with other people who had experienced similar abuse and feel safe to talk about my past. During the anger exercise, I was given a safe place to express anger that I never allowed myself to feel.”

“I had held on to so many traumatic memories that I could never express and kept replaying them in my mind or in my dreams. Grief to Grace allowed me to leave those memories at the foot of the cross and I have never slept more peacefully after letting go of those memories.”

“I kept my feelings of shame and inadequacies bottled up for years and by the end of this retreat I experienced an overwhelming sense of peace, freedom and abundant grace.”

“I came to this retreat with huge walls around me and the belief that no one could help me through my feelings of guilt, shame and withdrawal from intimate relationships. By the end of the retreat, my walls came down and I embraced the love and acceptance that I received from everyone on the retreat.”

“I was amazed at the ability of the group to minister to each other and deal with situations that arose by showing compassion, understanding and acceptance. I have never seen a group come together like that in my whole life and even after the retreat we still communicate regularly and encourage each other.”

“I am excited about serving on New Heart of Texas Ministries Grief to Grace Retreat so I can give back and help others to receive the hope and healing that I experienced.”

“My husband came to the retreat with his head down, looking hurt and uncomfortable. He left with his head held high, a big smile on his face, renewed energy and confidence and a desire to serve on a future retreat to help other men.”