It wasn’t your normal weekend away for 100 college students and missionaries from Seton Hall University. These young men and women packed their bags and headed to Pittstown, NJ for what one student admitted she thought was “a weekend in the woods… for Jesus.” It turned out to be much more than that.
On SPO’s annual Fan Into Flame retreat, missionaries and student leaders welcomed students from Seton Hall University and other campuses into a vibrant and attractive faith experience. Some students encountered God and His love for them for the first time, and others rediscovered their Catholic faith for the first time in a long time.
The weekend consisted of talks and testimonies given by students and missionaries, powerful times of worship, prayer in small groups, and recreation to socialize and build community.
The Holy Spirit showed up in a powerful way. The main focus of the talks prepared students to pray with each other on Saturday night for a renewal of the Holy Spirit in our lives and a reawakening of their faith.
Fan into Flame was an incredibly impactful weekend for so many. God showed up and worked powerfully as He has promised. Take it from our students: