I am so very thankful to Mr. Gothard, all those who prayed, prepared, and served at and for the Mother’s Journey. What a blessing it was to be in one accord with other mothers! Before I left for the Journey, I felt a heaviness in my chest continuously. The heaviness was both physical & spiritual. After the loss of both of my parents and other trials, I began holding onto a piece of each burden as the years passed by. I was trying to walk in obedience to God, but just like the church of Ephesus, I had left my first love, Jesus Christ. On the Mother’s Journey, I gave my burdens to Jesus and rested in His loving arms as I wept for all those things I had held onto for so long. After that marvelous break through, God began to speak ever so sweetly to me through His Holy Word. I could not only hear Him clearly through His Word again, but I could feel the presence of my sweet Lord communing with me. I no longer feel that heaviness in my chest. I am free! Praise God! I also left with seven amazing treasures, seven new friends that hold a special place in my heart. As the Bible commands us to do, we wept together and we rejoiced together. Christ used each tear and each sound of laughter to form a special bond in our hearts with one another. May God continue the work He began in me on my AMAZING Journey to the Heart!