Coachella Valley Challenge Weekend March 2013

The Coachella Valley held their 5th Challenge Weekend on March 15-17, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The weekend was well attended by 57 men from multiple CIC Chapters; Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Orange County, Greater Phoenix Area and Northern Virginia.

Here's a listing of the talks and the presenters on the Challenge Weekend:

  • Knowing God and His Plan - Gary Topolinski
  • What Stands in the Way? - Don Diego Dodson
  • Called to Jesus - Dick Rhodes
  • Receiving the Power of the Holy Spirit - Darren Handy
  • Appointment with God - Chris Meyer
  • Seeking God's Will - Pat Dooley
  • Stewards of Creation - Dan Farrar
  • Christians in Commerce: Being Christ in the Workplace - Joe Blanco

When asked, what was the most important thing that happened to you on the Challenge Weekend? Here are some of their responses:

"I felt the Holy Spirit. I received a great deal of love and acceptance from the brothers. The talks were inspiring."

"The discussion group and the time of fellowship with new brothers. Hearing the testimonies of the speakers."

Here are some of the general comments from the participants:

"Very well put together and directed. No real dry times...all activities pointed to Jesus. Every person who helped put this together did a great job. Highly recommend."

"The dedication and time spent by the retreat team was obvious, and the weekend was well planned."

"Tremendous, Transformation!!! God Bless"