"I was terrified to take that first step forward and participate in Rachel’s Vineyard. It seemed safer
to remain hiding in the darkness, keeping the pain locked up deep inside rather than to risk
exposing my shame to another soul. Now I am grateful to have experienced God’s healing
and forgiveness with others in an atmosphere of complete acceptance and trust.
Rachel’s Vineyard has been a blessing to me.”
“For the first time in 20 years, I was able to share my grief, my guilt, my anger. I was able to mourn
the loss of my baby. But most important, I was able to believe that she now lives with Jesus. For a
short time I could almost touch her and hold her and see her. For this, I will always be grateful.
I felt Jesus calling, pulling me back. A feeling I can't forget or deny.”
“Daily for 10 years I’d regretted and mourned alone my abortion decision. I couldn’t change
what I’d done and I couldn’t go on with the pain and guilt. In spite of my fear of bringing up the
pastI went to a Rachel’s Vineyard retreat where I found safety, comfort and understanding.
And more profoundly, I experienced the forgiveness of God, a hope for tomorrow
and for the day I meet my baby."
"God is so awesome in the way He works through the compassionate
people of Rachel's Vineyard. I'm grateful beyond words.”
Overall Impressions from Tucson Retreats:
"I was trepidatious and unsure it would help me before I attended. I had held this secret
and this heavinessin my heart so long. It was an amazing experience to journey through the steps
of the retreat and feel true love and forgiveness emerge. It was a great blessing to me to participate
and open up and allow the Lord to speak to me. Transforming!"
""It's a blessing!" If I had done it 10 years ago...(sigh) But God is good. Thank you Lord!
I can't explain how I feel - my world is in color. My thank you's are in abundances to my Lord!"
"The retreat was beautiful, well thought out with the perfect portion of visual,
meditative, and experiential experiences."
"It opened my eyes and heart to the Lord which I felt I had lost."
"The retreat was a very difficult time, but truly inspiring. The amount of support and love the team
members had for us allowed me to freely open up. Also my fellow retreatants were so helpful in the journey."
"Awesome" "The retreat has helped me come to a closure and more peace with myself."
"I still have a long road ahead of me - the Holy Spirit will help me."
"Very healing. Very Loving. Very Professional."
"It was so soulful. Imagine, I have waited so many years! Everyone on the team was so compassionate."
“Miraculous! The Holy Spirit was truly present and at work. There was such a peaceful,
non-judgemental atmosphere. I really felt unconditional love and forgiveness. I was so
impressed by how much thought and prayer went into every exercise and activity
and every little gift. I have never been so blessed.”
“ The presence of the Lord was so powerful and you could just sense the healing anointing
that was taking place. The love of Jesus and of the retreat team was absolutely a blessing
showing us by each activity how we can walk in freedom and complete wholeness.”
“This retreat has been an amazing experience for me. It was so nice to no longer
feel like an outcast and alone and to be able to share my hurt with others.”
“ An incredible experience of shared experiences, compassion, faith, healing, trust.”
“Wonderful, loving happy people spiritual and dear.”
“So organized, and loving. I believe this is such a blessing for women & men!”