KJ StephensYouth Pastor at Bayside Church, Sacramento, CA
This year I had the privilege of going on my first fishing trip with Refuge Foundation. I had no idea what to expect, but I knew I needed a break.
Before the trip, I was tired, stressed out, and had been working hard on a lot of great ministry events. I was just coming off of a successful (but extremely exhausting) mission trip with students. I felt conflicted leaving my family behind to travel to Montana to fly fish, but this trip was exactly what I needed. The fishing was absolutely incredible! More importantly, the Refuge staff poured into my life, helped me experience rest, and took my mind off of work for an entire four days (something I have never been able to experience).
The staff of the Refuge Foundation know how to serve and create an atmosphere for tired ministers be refreshed, renewed, and to have fun. This trip was an absolute blessing. I owe the Refuge Foundation a huge “thank you” for what they did in my life!