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Dear sister,

Do you long to hear God's voice more clearly...

In this season?

Are you seeking to go beyond just
merely knowing about God? 

or beyond merely depending solely on others
to discern God's voice on your behalf?



...Do you already hear God's loving voice 
but would love a refresh

and some encouraging fun
with other women

hearing God together?!

Coming back to Abbotsford, BC
by request.

Arnold Community Church,
310 Arnold Road.
Abbotsford, BC

Join us for this
2 Day IN PERSON Women's event!

* Spots Limited.

Women, reserve your spot today.

Invite your friends!

Join the

Hearing God

(Rest Stop) Weekend 

on Feb 16 & 17, 2023

and find encouragement
along with a community of like minded women.

Inside this power-packed weekend,
you will learn 
we are made for connection with Jesus,
created to hear His Voice,

He wants to show us
how to walk in freedom
and experience a joy-filled life with Him.

Come let your heart be encouraged
by encountering the Living Word of God
and Holy Spirit through practical teaching,
exercises, and testimonies!


You will learn
& practice how to:


✅ Hear God’s voice for yourself


✅ Become aware of lies
that cause fear, shame, and anxiety
and how to receive freedom


✅ Discover God's heart for our families
and communities
and how to pray for them!



Don’t miss out on this opportunity
to start recognizing
and enjoying God's voice in the everyday!

*OR ...Do you already know how to hear God but would love a refresh
and some encouraging fun with other women
hearing God?

Come, join us!
What's the Schedule?

Friday, February 16, 2024

Doors open 6:30pm
6:45pm - 9pm

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Doors open 8:45am
9am - 12pm

What's included?

All handout materials, beverages and snacks

 Group coaching and support

* Simply sign up below!

Meet your hosts...
Merri Ellen Giesbrecht
Life Coach & Spiritual Director

Merri Ellen is a Certified Christian Life Coach and Spiritual Director, who has helped people around the world in multiple countries encounter Jesus and receive the healing that only He can bring. 
Since 2003, she has coached over 2 million people (yes, 2 million) in over 120 countries through what she has learned in encountering His joy and peace.

(She started in the early days of the internet simply via email and later recorded video teaching. In recent years, it has been LIVE and INTERACTIVE via zoom!)

She has watched God's presence bring more breakthrough in one 50-minute session than years of attending church services or traditional counselling. These have their place but encountering Jesus personally is the gold! He is the Healer, Great Physician and Wonderful Counsellor.

Through her own personal healing journey from ministry burnout, she discovered the transforming power of encountering more of Jesus with Christ-centered heart healing and as a result became passionate about others experiencing that same freedom and healing!

Today, she's the author of: "God, Show Me More of You" and coaches ministry leaders, business professionals, homeschooling moms, and more!

She loves to empower Jesus followers to truly encounter Jesus all over the world so they can experience Jesus as He really is, and be transformed in the process.

Women everywhere are not yet walking in the fullness of who God created them to be. You can connect with Jesus, receive healing from emotional pain/trauma and make space for God to uncover lies that keep you from living from a whole heart.

She will be joined by...
Deanne Pohl
Prayer Coach & Spiritual Director

Deanne is gifted and passionate about leaning into Jesus and learning what His voice sounds like. She enjoys guiding women, teens, and children to encounter Jesus! She brings everything back to Jesus, asking Him what is on His heart for you. She is a diligent student of God’s Word and prioritizes time spent in prayer at His feet and listening to His voice. 
Alesha Bruneski
Prayer Coach & Spiritual Director

Alesha is deeply passionate about encountering Jesus and loves leading others to experience and hear Him speak for themselves. 

In her journey of learning to walk more intimately with the Lord and hearing Him, her life has been completely transformed. She has been profoundly impacted by how her own children encounter God through simple activations and seeing the amazing transformation that has taken place in them!

Anissa Wiebe
Hostess Extraordinaire

Anissa has been an integral part of the Freedom Group Coaching Circle from its inaugural days, initially gathering around a table in Merri Ellen's home! Her zestful activities include beach outings, hiking mountain trails, and savoring nature's beauty. The Anissa of today, transformed by the mighty touch of Jesus over the past five years, is vastly different from her former self. She loves to run life's race, eyes steadfastly fixed on Jesus, extending a hand of encouragement to fellow travellers on the same path, attuning her ears to hear His voice.

Be inspired
by these testimonials
from past events:


"Bless you, Merri Ellen... for being the willing vessel the Lord is looking for, to be His new wineskins, carefully holding His precious Spirit, and dispensing it to all who are around you. You are all amazing, and I am so blessed and privileged... I feel I have seen and learned so much. Thank you!"


"Hi Merri Ellen,

I can't thank you enough for the wonderful experience of this event. 

I wish to express my gratitude for your openness and for all the women who shared their stories. It is so powerful when a group of women can get together and be vulnerable and talk openly about their faith!

Again, Thanks be to God for your work with women and this Coaching Circle. We all need this!"


"God speaks to me!"

"Merri Ellen I cannot explain to you what's happening in my heart. God is good. Listening to the Holy Spirit is so much sweeter than all the other voices I've been hearing for years."

"I've told so many people about you and how much I enjoyed learning from you.  It's been amazing for me and I feel like I've really just begun on this journey!"


"Thank you so much for this. There is so much going on that I've been encouraged by. Jesus is so amazing and I love the time I am spending with him. It's opened up a whole new way of seeing things... Kingdom perspective!"

“Hi Merri Ellen. I just wanted to thank you so much for putting on this event. 

I grew up (in a traditional church) and felt like my faith was always being squelched. I was not supposed to get too excited. This weekend I learned that God IS bigger and wants to talk to me and I have found a new way to study scripture and its transformational. 

...My friend invited me to this event and I spent all weekend with God. It was so amazing!! I have been sleeping better and not waking up with this feeling of dread. I am learning that He wants to be my best friend and the bridegroom I never had. 

I love your passion and excitement and Jesus's love shines through you. Thank you again.”

We love to gather women 
for interactive reflecting,
equipping, spiritual direction
and coaching with Jesus leading the way!

Thank you in advance
for joining us for this event!

We look forward to having you! :)
Costs include group coaching,
plus all materials and snacks.


Scholarships available.

Students / Youth Girls
under 19 years old

*Spots Limited!

Have further questions or need a scholarship?

Please simply use the 'further questions'
link at the bottom on this page.
Learn more about:

Merri Ellen 
and the growing community of women
hearing God together!:
Coaching in Freedom

Have further questions?