STORY OF RETURN CD TURNS SWEET 16! (Buy One Get One Free To Give Away Sale Now thru Summer 16!) Click here to purchase a copy and get the second one free to give away: www.brettray.com/store/ LEAVE A COMMENT OF A MEMORY, OLD OR NEW, YOU HAVE ABOUT BRETT’S SALVATION STORY Sixteen summers ago we recorded my salvation story during summer camp chapel at Camp Lurecrest in Lake Lure, NC. My dear friend Johnny Mathers talked me into putting it onto a CD and since then we have sold and given away thousands and thousands of copies. We hear stories all the time of God using this resource about a rebellious teenager coming to faith to deeply encourage broken hearts or soften hardened hearts. If you know of a rebellious teenager in your life or in someone’s life that you love, pick up a copy of Story of Return to give hope to that teen or the parents of that teen, that God is in the business of softening hardened hearts. (Can’t afford one. Write to us and we will send you one at no expense.) Brett Ray’s Story of Return CD P.O. Box 321 Holly MI 48442 ... See MoreSee Less
Christa Yerger YoungI was a Senior in High School attended my first High School Ward retreat! Where God Ran to Me! The drama Watch the Lamb touched my heart so much that, I prayed to rededicated my life to Christ. I Prayed with my Leader Amy (Winkelman) Amy Varghese on that retreat!! I am so glad you chose to let go of the T-shirt Brett Ray! One choice that transformed your life and impacted the lives of many!!! 1988. I am glad Johnny talked you into recording your testimony.
JonJodi SherryWe will always remember the first time we heard your story, Brett ... and the time we had together in Rochester! Carol, your chicken and noodles are still a favorite winter comfort food at the Sherry home :) Graduation is June 5 ... grandbaby due June 18, open house is June 25 ... and we will be on our way to Holly the first open date we find!! We love you guys!!
Janet Munn RedfernWow so proud of you Brett!!!! So glad we were able to know each other during the "teen" years! Oh and thanks for killing that copperhead snake that almost bit me!!! youth group war stories ;)
Just got home from the Family Life “Weekend to Remember” Madison Wisconsin… What a great weekend! Thank you to all the couples that came out to work on their marriages and grow closer to their Creator. I was with Rick and Judy Taylor who I have known and loved for years. Rick and Judy went to hell and back when their young son drown in a tragic accident. We have given away more copies of their book than any other book we have given away. When Life Is Changed Forever is the most terrifying and hope filled book on tragedy I have ever read. If you know of any who has had a tragic loss of a loved one in their life, pick up a copy of this one for them and let God minister so deeply through Rick and Judy’s story. Click here to order: www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_17?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=when+life+is+changed+f...... See MoreSee Less
Royal CloughBrett, my wife Patti and I spoke to you at the end of the Friday night session. I'm the person who held up my palm and asked where in MI you are from. This last weekend saved Patti's and my marriage. We had both removed ourselves and had began the emotional disconnect that happens when you give up. As the weekend progressed we both realized that the person we had fallen in love with was still there but the world had blinded us to that. We laughed, cried (a lot), and discovered our love for each other still existed. Thank you for helping our Father clear the dust from our eyes so we can see again. God Bless.
Leah JohnsonMy husband and I spoke to you at the end. This weekend has literally been like a dream, I can't believe how miraculous it was. There were so many amazing lessons we got out of I can not put into to words how grateful I am that God had us attend even after we had cancelled with our sponsors in the beginning. My most memorable and miraculous moment of all was the very end when we renewed our vows. When we got married it felt as if it was just routine and that was what we were supposed to do when we have a child. Recently I had been thinking a lot about it and especially this weekend. I wished that I could renew my vows so they actually felt true, I never did ask God for that though. I hadn't even told my husband this but at the end my wish came true, I still can not comprehend how God listened to me like He did. And through my alligator tear, as my family would say, I was able to say my vows again. I believed in God before this weekend but now I am worshiping and praising Him like never before. We are planning on attending on of these weekends every year to continue strengthening our marriage, I recommend every one attend one of these whether you think you have a good marriage or not. Brett you are a wonderful person and I thank you for letting God work through you to help all of us, I hope to hear God speak through you again someday. God Bless You!!! :)
Ross HannamThanks for all the great insight this weekend on what it takes to have a truly great marriage! We truly enjoyed your wisdom and story telling, and there was so much good to take away from the weekend that we plan to implement in our marriage that will have a lasting impact for years to come. Keep up the outstanding work and we truly thank you for the impact you had not only on our marriage, but for everyone that hears you speak!
David HamiltonBrett, what an extraordinary weekend you guys gave not only to my wife and I, but the many others that were in attendance. We left with more tools to improve our marriage than we came with. We have great hope for the future and can't wait to see what GOD has in store for us.
Becky HelbachBrett Ray thank you so much for coming to the Madison conference. My husband and I were deeply touched by you. Thank you for helping us see the importance of our marriage. You have left quite the impression on our hearts. We're so very blessed! Thank you for all that you do. Don't stop! The Lord needs more people like you.
Brooke UnrauBrett, I can't even begin to describe to you the impact the weekend had on my husband and I. We arrived on Friday hurt, bitter, and resentful towards each other and we left Sunday with changed hearts! God definitely was speaking through you, Rick, and Judy with all the relatable stories, information, and tools to have a godly marriage. We can't thank you enough and we look forward to attending next year! God bless you!
Katherine JesnowskiWe are so glad we came and it was a better weekend we could have asked for. We are so thankful for the tools and the insight that we were able to take home with us!! Thank you, thank you! God is good!
Just got back from a fantastic family vacation! All seven of us together for the first time since New Years and this trip was a riot. We decided to try something new so we went to the world's largest amusement park, Cedar Point in Sandusky Ohio. Bad sarcasm for those of you who don't know our family has been going on vacation there for well over 20 years. One of our family's favorites, Anna Sump joined in on the fun this year and the trip would not have been as good without her awesome friendship! Thumbs up from the kids on on the brand new "Valravn", the world's tallest dive coaster. Carol and I sat out because we were afraid it would put us to sleep. Permanently. ... See MoreSee Less
Sheree Gidcomb ClarkHey-I know these fabulous, gorgeous people-and they are my family! My "blood kin" as we say in the South. So I must be fabulous, gorgeous too! Brett Ray, I'm older than you-so ya'll got it from me!!! lol
Almost to the day! 30 years after Carol graduated from Oakland University, Stephen graduates from O.U. with honors. Stephen all six of us are so proud of you! Especially grateful for your walk with Jesus. Get a few weeks of rest before you leave for Camp Lurecrest. You have worked so hard and you deserve it son. ... See MoreSee Less
Just got home from a Family Life Marriage Conference with two incredibly authentic and inspiring speakers, Jeff and Debbie Shreve! It was great to be back in Des Moines after almost nine years and what a great surprise to see so many familiar faces! My special thanks for a great weekend goes out to Walter, Mike, Don, Sarah, Brian, Julie, Joel and Heather and to everyone who came out to invest in their marriage and grow closer to their creator. ... See MoreSee Less
Jenna HillThank you for giving my husband and I the tools this weekend to really live together. We had the absolute BEST weekend and have already shared our experience with at least 5 or 6 couples. We plan on going again next year and bringing as many couples as we can with us! I'm so excited to move forward and see how this conference will change our marriage and our lives!
Chris BarrThank you Brett, Jeff, and Debbie. You left the heart of Des Moines in better shape than you found us. I stand and applaud the way that you have transparently shared your path aligned with God to light, mend, and preserve the journey of marriages. I am thankful for the adjustments, equipping and the challenge that God has instilled in me through you to do a much better job in loving my wife and fathering my children. The best is yet to come, stay the course and keep going to the front lines to battle for Marriage. Love from Des Moines...
John ArmstrongMy wife and I first went to a conference 31 years ago. We went to a couple of others back in the 90's and haven't been to any others until this weekend. After 38 years of marriage and raising 5 kids, we realize how blessed we have been over these years. But a much different result would have occurred if we hadn't had the input from these weekend's to remember. Thanks for the tune-up you gave us this weekend in Des Moines. We love your testimony. I am now a retired volunteer youth pastor of 25 years and I am passing the CD to the youth leaders I have kept in touch with where we live in Lawrence Kansas. Thanks again!
Kelly HalversonThis weekend was so rejuvenating. Such fantastic speakers. Brett you made us laugh over and over and made a lasting impression on us. Thank you for helping to equip us in our marriage. God bless you all in this ministry and through your stories.
Jessica CecakThis weekend was our first WTR conference, but it won't be the last! We came back home exhausted, but renewed and fired up about our marriage, relationship with our kids, and our faith! You three were so REAL with us and such inspiring speakers! Thanks for a great weekend!! God Bless
Wayne DurhamWished I had been a few miles over from Dayton and we could have connected! What a blessing to have you and Carol staying engaged with and speaking for FamiyLife as well as your other speaking and teaching opportunities that you have. Blessings to and the family....and In Christ...keep charging forward, again and again as you are my friend.