Prayer Strengthens Dads at Family Retreat 

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • April 30, 2015
  • Family Retreats

Fathers praying at Family RetreatFor 6 years, Kempton and his wife, Caryn, have brought their four children to Family Retreat. Their 11-year-old son, Christian, is disabled. But that’s not the only reason they come. Kempton serves as Camp Pastor, living out 2 Corinthians 1:4 as he “comforts those in any trouble with the comfort [he himself] has received from God.” At Family Retreat, parents come in need of spiritual strength and encouragement. As the father of a special needs son himself, Kempton generously shares God’s wisdom with them. “Men try to be strong for their wives and families,” says Kempton. “In my humanness, I need refreshment. Caryn and I are drained and depleted. Here, I know God is going to heal gaps and answer questions. Men are going to open up and be vulnerable.” There’s a brotherhood among dads at Family Retreat that simply can’t be found anywhere else. “The dads at Family Retreat identify with a comfort greater than their fear,” explains Kempton. “We receive the refreshment and comfort that comes when we gather before God.” As husbands and fathers pray together at Retreat, God fills their hearts with His power and peace. They find fresh hope and renewed strength to lead their families. “At Family Retreat, everyone celebrates how God made my son … and that creates joy in this dad’s heart!”


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Hi again, Blessings to you in this spring season of beauty. I am amazed how the little birds migrate back to see me, how the tree frog emerges from his winter hiding place and sings so happily. Winter can be rough but God Himself sees us through. He loves us more than we can know. Love to you and your family. Take care. God Bless. Your friend linda.
  • May 12, 2015
  • 1:37 p.m.
  • L Hastings
I praise and thank the Lord for the Mums and Dads with young & older children with special needs and ask the lord to give them more strengh and grace renewed, I also thank the Lord that the families can be refreshed at the Retreats God bless xx
  • May 2, 2015
  • 2:36 p.m.
  • Maggie Kitson