AWAKEN Testimonies

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AWAKEN Testimonies

“I used to feel alone and isolated in my struggles with my faith, but coming to this retreat made me realize that there are many others like me who share the same burdens and suffering, giving me hope that I can turn my life around and grow closer to God.” [Joel Seow, 19]

“The praise and worship impacted me the most and it allowed me to relate to all my brokenness and it really helped with the healing and knowing God’s presence. Through worship, I saw how much God loves me.” [Rosemarie Koh, 21]

“During the last day of the camp, I felt the Holy Spirit come fill my heart and there was joy in my heart, and the burden of being distant from God was lifted. After so long, I can finally tell you – I am at peace and I am alive. With a new heart, I can finally praise God, with my entire being. Thank you God.” [Angelica, 21]

“I realised how important community is, having spent 4 days sharing with a group full of love, support and encouragement for each other. It reminded me that on my journey towards a Christ-centered life, I won’t be able to do it without a group of people following me and walking alongside me.” [Bryan, 20]

“At the end of it all, I felt myself steadily and gradually surrendering my entirety to the Lord, to stop fearing Him and eventually really making the firm decision that I don’t want to let my spiritual journey end here.” [Angela, 19]

“I received inner healing of my identity. In addition, I received a clearer answer to my vocation in life, and though I may be scared, I’m willing to open my heart to receive Him and His will.” [Joshua Wong, 18]

“During these 4 days, I was finally able to let go and forgive myself for my shame and guilt of my past sins that had been unconsciously holding me back from being God’s vessel. I was healed of these wounds that I did not realise had even existed! Even more amazingly, I was given the grace to love God completely in the Blessed Sacrament with the awe and wonder of a child coming to know God for the first time, I truly thank and praise God for all the good gifts He has blessed me with, and I am so thankful for having experienced this at AWAKEN.” [Nicole, 22]