"Cross Florida conference was truly a blessing to working and Sharing the word of the Lord. The ministries of testimonies and workshops,Pastor Cary Pastor Cleve the workshops from Jerry very moving very spiritual and look forward to working the shows and seeing what God has for me. I just received a great blessing for the works and for ministry can’t wait to see you next year God is truly wanting to meet us there." - 2013
"This was an amazing event and I look forward to attending again next year. Everyone did an outstanding job from the greeters, to the kitchen volunteers, registration, photographs, worship teams, prayer warriors, speakers, and workshop leaders. Of course a big standing ovation to the committee for coming up with the gift of this conference. God is surely moving in South Florida…it’s time to get on the map when it comes to Christ based recovery." - 2013
"This past Friday and Saturday the First Annual CROSS (Christian Recovery Organization Summit of South) Florida Conference was held at the First Presbyterian Church of Miami in Downtown, I was privileged to be a part of God’s work in the recovery arena. The reason I know it’s God’s work is because I was part of the meetings that organized this event and I was able to see it all come together in spite of ourselves-lol.
I was compelled to write this to thank those of you that assisted in this event and to witness how God is moving in the hearts of people, and what He is doing in the area of Christian Recovery. Sometimes I feel like ministry is work and I can lose sight of the big picture-God’s picture. This event showed me a glimpse of the revival that God is doing in His people. He chooses us like He did His disciples- people totally unqualified and undeserving to lead in His name, people that had to be broken to be built up again- so that He may be glorified. As I remember, the only apostle that had any kind of “wordly” qualifications was the one that betrayed Him in the end.
The worship was literally out of this world, I was taken to a place where I no longer mattered and my only concern was to be near Him. Sherwin Jose and his band, Sweet Jesus and Kathleen Carnali were SO amazing!!! They literally made this a world class event. The workshops and speakers we great and we were able to see the Christian recovery community grow as a family, witness revival, see people led to the Lord and see people recommitting their lives to the Lord (yours truly being one of them).
Next year, we will host this event again and I invite those of you that did not go to “save the date” (It will be held the week after the Superbowl, Friday & Saturday Feb 7 & 8, 2014).I know those of you that attended are already makings plans to see what God has planned for us next year. I am so charged up in the Spirit to fight the good fight and to press on in His name.
Again, I want to thank my Jesus, for the privilege to be part of this great ministry and to meet such a great body of His people." - 2013
"I am still pumped from my amazing weekend at the first annual CROSS Florida conference! Kathleen Carnali was AMAZING! God’s presence was definitely felt by all. I can’t say enough about the incredible worship and speakers, but what impressed me the most was the love and fellowship I experienced and all the new sisters and brothers in Christ I met. I can’t wait until next year!" - 2013
"The conference was amazing!!! The Holy Spirit really took over and healing was created. The praise and worship was phenomenal. I defiantly suggest more workshops for next year. The vision is now reality and it is such a blessing to be apart of what the Holy Spirit wants to do in the recovery world." - 2013
YANA Recovery Center
"The conference was a supernatural experience! The praise and worship, the general sessions and the workshops lifted up the name of our Lord Jesus. Thank you to all those that organized this event. I know it was a labor of love and we are all grateful! I especially enjoyed hearing Jerry’s testimony, I had never heard that much of it before. Glory to God for real. I also enjoyed Patricia Cone’s workshop, very redemptive. I am so thankful for the way the Lord was glorified this weekend and I am so thankful I was able to be there! I am truly looking forward to see what God’s got up His sleeve with all this, I know it’s going to be amazing." - 2013
Restoring Hope Ministries
"It was a really great conference and such a presence of the Holy Spirit. I am eagerly looking forward to 2014." - 2013
Creating a Sober World
"Hi, I loved it. But I wish there was more time cause they were lots of great workshops and it was hard to decide which one to go. Overall it was really good. Thank you" - 2013
"It was amazing, a true blessing. Every thing was great the workshops, concerts, fellowship, speakers. Met new brothers and sisters in Christ from other churches. Thank you all those who made this possible for all your hard work. God bless you." - 2013
"Loved Chuck Dickson’s workshop on Codependency in Families! It really helped me to LET GO and trust that God has everything under His care! Also loved the Beatitudes Group in worship!" - 2013
"So glad to see this initiative take place! We do need to come together and encourage each other. I’d like to see more of the Spanish community get involved next year, as well as other clinical, faith based, 12 step organizations such as ours. Thank you for your hard work and for making us feel welcomed." - 2013
Compassion in Action Ministries
"CROSS Florida was AMAZING... thank you all so much!!! I will see you again next year!!!" - 2013