My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Narrow Gate Foundation, Williamsport, TN, USA
After first attending The Refuge church, I had heard about a place called NarrowGate. It was supposed to be a place where young men went, but I wasn't sure what it was exactly and continued to hear it mentioned.
I finally made the decision that I needed to go visit this pace, when someone had said, "of course everyone has been to NarrowGate". It was right then that I decided I needed to make the time.
Our 27th year wedding anniversary was coming up soon, during Valentines week. I had already planned to take the day off. My wife Tracy and I already had plans to go to the local movie theater that night, including dinner before beforehand. That morning, I went to my Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class, and afterwards, I was wide open.
When I pulled into NarrowGate, it appeared to be a vacation lodge. After being greeted by several young men, I was able to meet w/ Weston Brann, as previously planned. He gave me a tour of several areas and then I was given a further involved tour by some of the gentlemen I had previously met at The Refuge church. They showed me where they ate, where they studied, where they worked, where they slept, where they prayed. They could actually go outside to the beautiful outdoors and pray wherever they were standing, or kneeling.
When I was done with a good portion of the tour, it reminded me of the many Retreats I had taken throughout the years. These including both my time in high school, as I went to an All-male high school and retreats were part of the curriculum norm. And this setting also reminded me of when Tracy and I had gone to them as a young married couple.
The layout, although close to town, is secluded, peaceful and serene. One could definitely find the time and mood to reflect, gather one's thoughts and feelings, and make decisions that would ultimately be Life, game-changers.
I invite anyone and all to pay a visit to NarrowGate to see firsthand where lives are changing.