U.S. Alliance Marriage Encounter Ministry Celebrates Milestone

The alumni of Alliance Marriage Encounter (ALMA) from Genesis (Alliance) Church in Foley, Alabama, set sail Monday, January 10, 2011, from nearby Mobile for a five-day cruise in what was a long-awaited, exciting reunion. Hosted by Clarence and Rachel Hager, U.S. coordinators for the highly successful ministry to married couples, 16 couples from Canada, New York, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Alabama met for the first time in the Nachez Room on the Carnival ship “Elation.”

“While we have nine area Marriage Encounter weekend retreats across north America,” says Clarence, “this gave coordinators, presenters, supervisors, support team leaders, a musical couple and other alumni who have served behind the scenes an opportunity to get better acquainted and enjoy this unique fellowship.

“As a national coordinating couple, Rachel and I realized a dream come true. This was the first time in 14 years that Marriage Encounter alumni couples have met like this. Let me encourage readers to seek out and register in a Marriage Encounter weekend.”

In 2003, the Hagers officially became national coordinators of ALMA, with the purpose of helping more U.S. Alliance churches make ALMA a vital part of their church ministry. Since then, many Alliance couples across the country have attended ALMA, with life-changing benefits.

Learn More

To find out more about ALMA contact:  

Clarence & Rachel Hager, coordinators


Email:  crh6951@gulftel.com


What You Can Do

Pray for the Hagers and their teams that facilitate ALMA retreats. Pray for couples to be drawn to Jesus and for marriages to be restored for His glory.

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