I serve at Rachel's Vineyard because of the healing I experienced first hand myself when I attended a Rachel's Vineyard retreat for healing from my own abortion. Rachel's Vineyard brought me out of my shame, pain, guilt and sadness to a place of hope, happiness and peace. I want others who are suffering to be able to experience that same transformation as well. It is an honour and a blessing to now be able to help others.
I serve at Rachel’s Vineyard because the retreats themselves always are a great blessing to attend. It is so beautiful to watch God work to raise the dead to life, to heal the broken hearted, to restore broken motherhood and fatherhood, to reclaim lost dignity and to shower blessings on his beloved children. It is also amazing how God uses the retreat to bring healing to the members of the retreat team as well.
I serve on the Rachel's Vineyard team because Jesus is allowing me to journey with others to help them to open up their past wounds, clean out the hidden poison, so that they can begin to heal properly.
Wendy - Clinical Psychologist
I serve on Rachel's Vineyard because it is effective. As a therapist, I have seen emotional healing in my years of clinical practice, but never have I seen the degree of pain and fragility presented when candidates arrive on this retreat. Yet, never have I witnessed this pain transformed into a joy and a strength as it does time and time again on this healing ministry. I love being a part of Rachel's Vineyard. It is my honour and privilege to serve the women and men who have the courage to heal.
Time and time again, at each Rachel’s Vineyard retreat, by trusting in God and His infinite grace and wisdom, we are all guided through an amazing process. A process that always brings a level of peace, healing and restoration to damaged, weary and pain filled souls. It is a blessing to serve on a team with such caring people and experience God’s love and forgiveness together.
Initially I was asked to join the Rachel's retreat team to be the music coordinator. Being part of Rachel's Vineyard has become so much more for me now. I have witnessed first hand God's amazing gifts of healing, grace, and peace bestowed not only on the retreatants but also on the team. One of the most touching things I have seen is the love and support that is shared between the retreatants themselves.