Gil Nkamwesiga

Gil was born and raised in the small town of Jinja, Uganda and gave his life to the Lord in 1995 after understanding that despite the many hardships he had endured, such as not having a father in the home and losing a brother, there was someone who still loved him enough to die for him. Gil studied law in college and at that time, his sole purpose was to make lots of money and have everything this world has to offer. Then God brought him to Word of Life, where the words of Jim Elliot captured his heart. “He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” After graduating, Gil altered his life journey and served as a missionary with Word of Life. He met his wife, Amanda, in 2006 and they were married in 2012. God has blessed them with three amazing children – Charis, Andrew, and Nathanael. Gil currently serves as the Pastor of East Hodgdon Bible Church near Houlton, Maine.

March 22-24, 2024

Life is filled with encounters… Some are good and some are bad; some are planned while others are unplanned; some are trivial and others are of vast importance; some change nothing while others change everything. Join us at one of our teen retreats and we promise you can experience one of the greatest encounters of all; an encounter with the Living God and that encounter could change your life forever!


This retreat will be held on the campus of New Brunswick Bible Institute which is located 16 kilometres north of Woodstock, NB and 48 kilometres from Houlton, ME, at 2335 Route 103 in Victoria Corner, NB.

Click here for directions and a map location.


In order to attend this retreat, you must be in grades 7 to 12.

How Much?

Retreater – $54 (CAD) Driver/Leader – $20 (CAD) Pre-registration is required for all. Retreats fill quickly, so there is no registration at the door. No application will be considered complete without the payment of fees.


Acceptance will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis according to the date of your application or the date payment is made. Space is limited, so register early! You will be required to have your permission slip signed by parent/guardian when you arrive at registration.

Things to Bring:

Bring your Bible, a notebook and pen, bedding, modest swimsuit, indoor-only shoes and any other equipment you will need to play in the sports of your choice – basketball, volleyball, etc. Bring warm clothing.

Youth Leaders (Drivers):

Check-In will be held Friday evening at 6:00 (Atlantic time). You will be expected to arrive after supper. The Friday evening meal will not be provided. No accommodations or meals will be provided after the noon meal on Sunday.

Bring your Bible, a notebook and pen, bedding, modest swimsuit, and any equipment you will need to play in the sports of your choice. . . basketball, volleyball, (indoor-only shoes) etc. Bring warm clothing.

US Citizens:

Those from the USA, 18 and under who will be travelling in a group vehicle, will need to have a photocopy of their birth certificate (or other form of proof of citizenship such as a naturalization certificate). Do not bring original as it may be misplaced/lost.

If you are a U.S. citizen, ensure you carry proof of citizenship such as a passport, birth certificate, a certificate of citizenship or naturalization, or a Certificate of Indian Status along with photo identification. If you are a U.S. permanent resident, ensure you carry proof of your status such as a U.S. Permanent Resident Card.

Passports are required for all those who will be flying internationally.

Permission slips can be downloaded here 2024 Permission Slip

**Our Bookstore will be open and times will be made available for you to visit.

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