The 2019 New Canaan Society New England Regional Retreat was held September 13-14 at the Heritage Hotel in Southbury, CT. The theme was “Understanding Changes Everything”. This is Dr. Keith Michl’s “Keepin’ It Real” testimony shared on Saturday morning.
The 2019 New Canaan Society New England Regional Retreat was held September 13-14 at the Heritage Hotel in Southbury, CT. The theme was “Understanding Changes Everything”, and Phil Zaldatte was our Ministry Leader for the weekend. This is Phil’s Morning Devotional on Saturday morning.
The 2019 New Canaan Society New England Regional Retreat was held September 13-14 at the Heritage Hotel in Southbury, CT. The theme was “Understanding Changes Everything”, and Dr. Mark Gordon Fee was our Guide for the weekend. This is Mark’s opening talk on Friday night. Below is a link to the Retreat materials.
Kalim Andraos challenges his audience with the question “Where is the Kingdom of God in your life?”
After sharing his own incredible story of growing up in war-torn Lebanon and coming to the United States as a refugee of the civil war in Beirut, Kalim tells about his introduction to the love of Jesus through a retired missionary in Winston-Salem, NC. Andraos recounts how this missionary visited gas stations talking about Jesus to the employees. Kalim also explains not only the struggle he went through surrendering his life to Jesus (because he feared how much he might lose) but also the amazing vision in a dream that finally brought him to submission. He also describes how he has continually experienced God as kind and loving despite his sinful behavior.
Finally, Kalim shares how he and his wife now try to spread the love of Jesus through extending radical hospitality in their home and by leading mission trips throughout the world to help refugees and encourage those who support refugees. He also recounts some extraordinary experiences and people from his travels.
Kalim leaves his audience with the questions: Do you really trust God when He says to seek His Kingdom and all else will follow? Are you “all-in” for Jesus? Will you hear “well done”? How does the Kingdom of God rank in your life’s priorities?
With great humility and humor, Chip Skowron shares vulnerably and transparently about his transformative time in Federal prison and the impact of community on his experience. He describes how NCS fellowship brought him through the period leading up to prison, how God orchestrated extraordinary fellowship with his fellow inmates while he was there, and how NCS fellowship is helping him with the difficult transition of coming home. Chip also shares amazing stories about how the Holy Spirit moved within the prison and about some of the ways God exhibited His faithfulness time and time again by showing up miraculously at just the right times.