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Excitement is building across America for a new movement of God among men. Here are just some of the comments we’ve received in the past few weeks . . .
“I went with my dad when I was 14. It was the best weekend I ever had with my father. And I can’t wait to repeat that with my son.”
“I was delighted to hear that you are doing a Promise Keepers Conference next year. My husband attended Promise Keepers in Colorado in 1993 and it changed every part of his life and the lives of our family, friends and even his career. He died last year and was a great man of faith dedicated to helping others to find Jesus Christ in their lives. It was an amazing transformation that I will be forever grateful for. Thank you for taking this challenge up again. You will save so many marriages and transform so many men's lives! Thank you!!”
S.G."Today marks the 25th year anniversary of me coming to Christ at Folsom Field in Boulder, CO. That was July 29, 1994. I want to thank Promise Keepers and all who shared in the vision and execution of this amazing movement of the Holy Spirit to touch the lives of so many men, of which I am one. Twenty-five years later I am still walking faithfully with the Lord. There isn’t enough time to share all that God has done in my life and my family’s life over this time. Suffice it to say, I am grateful for all of you."
"First event in Texas at Fouts field, Denton, TX. Drove through my city in our suburban driving past cars packed with men. I remember asking myself “what is this all really about? Then I met Jesus and my question was answered. I still carry my constituency card received after that event. 1994"
"1994 “Rise Up Oh Men Of God” Portland, Oregon! My first PK event. Our church traveled 120 miles to the event! The Rains came down in buckets! 54,000 men! Soaking wet when Bill McCartney came out to speak then the clouds pulled back! The sun came out and this incredible bright Rainbow went right over the stadium! Bill began singing “How Great Thou Art” ! It was a Mount Rushmore Moment for God and for my life! I’ll never forget it."
"I learned early in life never to open a door to a stranger. Thankfully, 22 years ago, I didn’t heed that parental advice and my life hasn’t been the same since.
The stranger was a man I had been married to for six years. But that summer night, the man who returned from a Promise Keepers event in Cincinnati was not the same one who had left our home. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” It was as if a 3-D, living and breathing version of that Scripture from 2 Cor. 5:17 had walked right in, ushered by the power of the Holy Spirit.
I could tell something was different the moment I laid eyes on him. I may not have realized he was on the brink of suicide, but I did realize he was a workaholic and our marriage was a mess. If it wasn’t for Promise Keepers, I would have been a young widow or an old, miserable woman. Thankfully, I’m neither. I am the blessed wife of an anointed man of God, who has a wonderful marriage. I am also the mother of three children who are privileged to have a father who took the role of spiritual head of the household seriously and they are now walking in their callings.
We celebrated 28 years of marriage in April. I praise God for Promise Keepers and for the stranger I let into our home. I can’t imagine my life without him."
"One of the most spiritually successful, builder programs of men, that contrary to public opinion by mainstream media and women's groups that taught men to love their wives enough to die for them, the way that Christ died for the Church. I would be elated if Promise Keepers reinstated the conferences that shaped men of all ages into the type of Godly men that God ordained them to be. It just may be the key to turning this world around in the right direction!"
"PK conference 2013 in Iowa. Reaffirmed my commitment to be in God's word daily. Also connected with a great guy named Mike. I'd love to meet up with him again. Big guy in a red shirt. Shared some stuff with me and I'm still praying for him to this day."
"I am so excited about the TX event next month. I have so longed to see, feel and be a part of the God centered worship that we experienced in the PK events of the 90's and early 2000's. I felt lead to attend PK in 1995 and there found a deeper relationship with my God than I had ever known. I cried, I was broken and I saw the depth of my sin and selfishness. I recommitted my life to the Lord, my wife and my family. On the brink of divorce God reconciled my marriage. I came home, washed my wife's feet and committed to being a servant leader in our home. I decided to live a life of Christian integrity so my children had a father they could look up to. As my children have grown, married and started their own families, I am proud to say that they and their families have a relationship with Jesus that is more than mere words and actions. They too have become servants. One event in particular stands out in my mind when my son went forward during lunch as they talked to these young men. They asked the kids what they wanted to say about their dads. I could see my son on the jumbotron twice and he was excitedly raising his hand but was never called on. He came back toward his seat, fell into my arms and was crying. When I asked him what was wrong he said that he wanted everyone to know what a godly father he had. Then my tears came. I knew that I had to lead my family in God's paths of righteousness so as not to make my son a liar. It has been a real struggle at times. I still listen to the older PK music because it was true worship. Over the years God moved me from leading a men's ministry, to my wife and I leading a couples ministry, to me going to school to become a Christian counselor and then into the pastorate. For the past 19 years I have been a pastor of a small, rural church. The flock is not large but we serve a large God and even the small flocks need leadership. God has done great things in and through my life. My wife and I just celebrated 43 years of marriage. My kids have been on mission trips around the world. God is good. I know my walk with the Lord was nurtured and grew because of a PK event on a cold October night in Memphis, TN. Thank you PK for coming back to the roots where we started. Let's reach this next generation of men for God so that they too can know the peace that comes from a right relationship with Him, with family and with friends. The ills that our country faces, anger, violence, hatred can all be overcome by the grace of God. We must not only teach it, we must live it. God bless you all."
"God opened my eyes to relying on bothers in our battle and no matter how much we try we can't do it alone." H.M.
“My first Promise Keepers of him this was in 1995 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis. That was about 23 1/2 years ago. Our first two sons were born. Our daughter and third son were yet to be born. I probably started reading scripture regularly, and actually reading through the Bible several times, a few years later. What sticks out to me was the praise and worship music. Being a new follower of Jesus Christ in 1992 this was perhaps the first time hearing men praising our Lord and Savior. Eric, Gary and so many of my new friends were there at that conference or subsequent conferences.”
“I went to PK in Cleveland it was one of the most powerful experiences of my life. I was able to get all 4 of my sons to go. During the Altar call all 5 of us on our knees arms around each other surrounded by all those men in prayer was beyond description. The feeling of peace and power at the same time was unforgettable. My boys still bring it up all these years later so I know our Lord left an impression on them that day too. Another thing that stands out in my mind was all the ladies standing outside the arena praying for all of us men as we entered every day. Where would we be without those precious souls? God is good every day.”
"Remember multiple PK events. My friend and I attended one in Atlanta, GA probably around 1999 or something. This preacher that came on brought the house down...it was such a move of God. I also went to PK events in South Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia...all of them were so good! Brad Stein was in West Virginia...that dude is funny. All the events were always highlights and challenges for what God was doing! We were always challenged by awesome moves of God! Wish the events could return!"
"My Dad and Brother called asking me if I would go to PK with them in DesMoines a number of years ago. I said, 'Sure, I will go.' They also asked if I would be willing to help. Thinking it meant setting up chairs or clean up I was happy to help. When they asked men to come to the altar my brother told me that's us we are going to pray with other men. I felt pretty sure of myself and faith but didn't know if I could help others. I tried to kind of stay out of the way until a young man came up to me and asked me to pray for him because his wife had left him the day before. The words to say just came to me. We prayed and hugged. I should have got his name. I went back to my seat and thanked God. There was a reason for me to go and it has strengthened my faith and made me not afraid to share it."
My son Matthew loved Promise Keepers! He went to the Promise Keeper events with his dad and various church groups. He has t-shirts, hats etc. Matthew loved the Lord and shared his faith, not just verbally but by his actions. Matthew was mildly [cognitively impaired]. There were over 400 people at his funeral after he was tragically killed in a car accident. Our family was touched by so many stories of Matthew’s influence in their lives. Thank you for being an influence in my Matthew’s life. Thank you for all that you do for the men of our great nation.