“When we met, that first night on Friday… there was no light in any of us. Our eyes were dull, our expressions empty. We stood at first, distant from one another in a sort of ragged circle, acknowledging introduction, accepting nothing. We stood like puppets with invisible strings holding us upright, our true framework too weak to be relied on.

Less than 48 hours later, everything had changed for us all. Our upside down worlds had been turned right side up. Our collective darkness had been flooded with God’s Light, and our despair replaced with hope.”

James-Male attendee at Rachels Vineyard

“Do not forget all the gifts of God, who pardons all your sins, heals all your ills and delivers your life from destruction…merciful and gracious is the Lord.”  Psalm 103