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BEING SONS - FIRST BLOOM FATHER DAUGHTER ADVENTURE
May 05, 2023 to May 07, 2023
San Antonio, TX United States
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Hosted by Being Sons, this 3 day/2 night adventure for a father (or father figure) and his young daughter (ages 7 -13) is designed to create a fantastic memory and strengthen their emotional bond. You will get priceless hands-on equipping to more confidently offer your special girl what she most needs from you in this early stage of her journey into womanhood. These are highly relational adventures with loads of joy to create a beautiful shared experience, where daughters will feel pursued and fought for. FIRST BLOOM will help prepare you for your daughters exciting teenage years and navigate course corrections before larger issues arise.

Hosted in the beautiful Texas Hill Country at Camp Eagle in Rocksprings, TX.

Primary Contact: 
Jay Heck
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San Antonio, TX United States
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5
The Kingdom of Jesus is ultra practical and being ultra practical is the way of the Kingdom of Jesus. Beings Sons is usefully practically and lovingly welcome of men as fathers wanting a guidepost to pursue their sons and daughters, and for sons wanting to grow as men in the Kingdom. Cannot recommend Jay and Being Sons enough.
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Soul awaking and soul cleansing. Jay is amazing. The Being Son’s Boot Camp and Fight Club is something every man should experience. I am extremely thankful to have Jay Heck as a mentor for all of us Son’s of Christ…
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I've done several events with Being Sons. These are the kinds of events that can make a true difference in a man's life, and the relationships he has with his family. The Holy Spirit consistently shows up to work in me in the places I need it the most and my soul always comes away refreshed. Jay creates an environment that allows us to slow down long enough to focus on what really matters in life and let God speak to our hearts. You won't be disappointed!
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WOW! This was my third event with Jay (1-First Bloom & 2- First Tracks). I love the man and I love the message that has been given to him to share with fathers and their sons and daughters. I am still experiencing the blessings from The First Blooms event that my oldest daughter and I shared in, back in November of 2018. If you are willing to do the work of pursuing, walking and listening to your sons and daughters, then Jay will instruct you on how to do it well. He will also offer you a full tool belt of tools, support and encouragement to leave the comforts of the shoreline and head out into the deep waters of your children’s hearts. I am a better father because of Being Sons and because Father God, through Jay, inviting me onto an ancient path of greater discovery in what it looks like to be a Son of God. This path of discover has taught me to also turn over the work of fathering my kids to the one that knows them best, their Father in Heaven. The joy that I have experienced over these past 4 years and now stepping into the 5th year, with being restored to my children as they have been restored to me (Malachi 4:6) has truly been one of the greatest moments of my life. If you are willing to choose this path of sonship and do the work, you will not be disappointed! What say you?
5
Love this podcast and everything Jay puts out. Randomly came on a call with the One Group out of San Antionio and Jay was there. Super genuine and able to help me develop my hearing prayer much more in that session along with his podcast. Cant wait for my boys to get old enough to take them to a camp with Being Sons.
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What a great event! My son (13) and I loved it! It was filled with quality one on one time, wild adventure and solid biblical teaching regarding sonship. Additionally the sessions provided by Jay were filled with encouragement, challenges and practical application that two months later I am still implementing in my relationships with my three sons. I felt gathered by Jay. I feel fathered by our Father more now than I did before attending the retreat. Great food! Great sleeping accommodations! Grand adventures! Highly recommend for any father who desires to better steward this amazing gift of raising sons or daughters with a solid Kingdom perspective. I’ll be returning!
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Authentic man. Authentic heart. Authentic mission. Jay is a REAL man of God with a REAL vision from our Heavenly Father for what he does. If you have the opportunity, you must attend one of the events Jay provides. Fellowship in the way that God is using Jay is on the straight and narrow. Best place and way to spend time with your children and be fathered in a Holy and good way. Love you Jay, on the frontline with you and for you.
5
Thankful for this ministry and the opportunities to connect with other men over a fire. Great content with great quests on the podcast as well.
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Thankful for this ministry and the opportunities to connect with other men over a fire. Great content with great quests on the podcast as well.
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Through Wild at Heart I found Being Sons here in Texas. In 2022 alone I’ve know been to THREE events with Being Sons. A BASIC, and First Bloom with my 7 year old and then my 13 year old. Now I’m just waiting for the next Trailhead adventure to complete the quadfecta for my 17 and 1/2 year old son. WHAT A BLESSING I love this organization. It is filled with Jesus and the Holy Spirit. I dare you to beat me and my family to the spots on these events when they open up. I pray that Jay asks me and my family to either step back or just volunteer our time at his events….we want to be apart either way. Read this. Take a chance, sign up and be forever blessed.
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I've attended many Being Sons events, including a mountain retreat with my nearly adult son. I look forward to the Fight Night the first Tuesday of every month as a place to learn, fellowship, and relax. Being sons has been instrumental in my growth with God. I've learned so many things from their events that I would have likely never been exposed to in traditional Godly pursuits. If you have an opportunity to attend one or more of their events, I am confident you will not leave disappointed.
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Being Sons has been an essential weapon to my spiritual arsenal. God most certainly uses Jay to speak life and lead men on their paths of becoming the best versions of themselves- husbands, fathers, brothers, friends, mentors, allies, and Sons of our Heavenly Father. I have seen first hand the fruit that happens when men come together at our "Slackers" Fight Club in Topeka, KS- men sharing life and story around a campfire alongside like-minded brothers. I have even connected thru Zoom calls with men across the globe who host their own Fight Clubs. My Fight Club co-host, Andy, recently took his daughter to a First Bloom and shared that while the adventure was aimed to emphasize his daughters spiritual growth and he and her connecting on a deeper level, the weekend turned out to be something that God used to touch his soul- in his words "top 5 faith experience of his life- true heart connection with his daughter, with other dads, and with Father God." I stumbled across the Being Sons podcasts through what I thought was by chance, but the Father planned it for me all along. This ministry has planted in me the opportunity to connect with men around me all walking similar paths with the common goal of being fathered by God. Jay brings so much joy and insight to equip us for the battle and his heart in this ministry is a true blessing. His guests offer knowledge that every man's heart needs, yet don't know they need it. Thank you Jay for being the arrow that you are and pointing all of us in the right direction- back to God. I cannot recommend this ministry enough.
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My son and I have done trailhead and my daughter and I have done first bloom twice. Fathering take intentionality. Being Sons events provides that and so many tools to add to your tools belt. The invitation to parter with God in fathering your my kids at these events is a rescue. Jays vulnerability and insight will change your life. The only regret you will have is “why did I wait so long to do one of these events”. It will be the best money and time you ever spend on your child and yourself.
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My son and I attended Being Sons last year. Wow, what a life changer for us two. My son was 11 at the time and it opened my eyes to what his heart desires. We were able to heal together and bond like never before. Jay’s ability to work with fathers and sons has been extremely impactful on us. We loved it so much we have signed up again for this coming Spring. I recommend this to any father son, believer or not.
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I have been impacted by the Being Sons podcasts and videos to walk more closely with Jesus. Jay has a great communication style in which he presents the message clearly and leaves me wanting more. So thankful to have have found Jay and Being Sons.
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Jay has shown me what having an intimate relationship with God, our Father, can look like. I’ve been yearning for more ever since. Being Sons, is my toolbox towards that end. Next for me is counting down the days to take each of my three young kids on events and more BASIC boot camps in the meantime.
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My journey with Band of Brothers started in 2013. I know I was exactly where God wanted me but I hated it. I heard about Basic Boot Camp (no coincidence) from a customer at the time. While it sounded cool, I was fully expecting a complete let down as I had with every other Men’s Conference I had ever attended. In a nutshell, it was the greatest, most life-changing event I have ever experienced. God spoke to me for the first time in my life…at 43 years old. What I experienced was mind boggling. I didn’t grow up in church and my (almost) 20 years as a “believer” were very confusing at times and full of wondering if I was just faking it because I wasn’t really “chosen”. Band of Brothers allowed me to put a stake in the ground as a chosen child of God. My identity and worth are found only in Him. It truly changed the course of my life!
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God brought Jay and Being Sons into my life when I needed them most. I had begun a journey and received so much personal inner healing for myself and my marriage from walking in the message of Wild at Heart, but there were two major places of ache and frontier in my life that I sensed I needed God to address, finding a band of brothers in my local context, and initiating my children in this same message that changed the trajectory of my life. I took my son to a first tracks event looking for the tips and techniques I needed to lead him on the masculine journey, but Jay took the burden off my back and simply invited me to love my son in the present moment, to make him know he is a beloved son. The pressure came off, and I was able to begin fathering by being aware of the present need that would show the father’s heart instead of trying to follow a formula or reach for control in my own strength. The result is a closer bond and more trust between us (and my other kids), and the confidence that my children have the secure foundation of The Father’s love upon which to build their lives as they journey forward. My journey to find like hearted kings in a local context was lonely and unfruitful until I took part in a digital “campfire” gathering with Jay. He offered some training and counsel on establishing a monthly campfire meeting where men could sit safely in vulnerability with one another as we journey together. That was two years ago, and as I have offered that space and pursued becoming the kind of friend that I would feel safe having, God has raised up brotherhood for me right where I live. I owe a deep debt of gratitude for the way that God has come through the message that Jay offers through Being Sons. Jay truly is a son of The Father and God has raised him up as source of life for men around the world in these final hours.
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“Recovery (of your heart) is relational. No book can ever be an effective substitute for time spent with others on the same journey.” - Mark Denison I’ve had the privilege of attending both the basic and advanced with ABOB. The openness Jay and team present brings focus to reaching the core of the masculine journey. They love with a full hearts, live with courage, go into battle, and lean into the uncomfortableness of vulnerability revealing the ancient path of true warrior poets.
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Cannot recommend Jay and Being Sons highly enough -- the events (my daughter and I just got back from our 3rd First Bloom which has been so crucial for my fathering and our relationship), the podcasts, the resources, etc.
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I was able to attend an amazing weekend with my daughter at First Bloom in November '22. We checked in and she had a flower and a special cookie waiting for her in our room and that set the stage for a magical weekend! My daughter and I were able to spend quality time together, do fun stuff like zipline and go rappelling, and she was around other daughters with like-minded fathers. Jay plans an awesome weekend - from the activities to the food, everything is top notch and I recommend all fathers take their daughters to First Bloom.
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Turn-key amazing experience for Dads and daughters! Jay truly has a heart for the Kingdom and reaching Dads so they can reach their daughters. Took my 13 year old and it was exactly what we needed to connect as she grows up. Solid biblical truth presented in an unique way with real world advice to help in the raising of daughters. Not to mention the adventures! Rappelling, zip line, hiking, and goofy fun time for everyone to enjoy. Still trying to unpack and process all we heard from the weekend. If you have the chance to take your daughter, do not hesitate!
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I recently attended a First Bloom weekend with my daughter and it was an incredible experience. I learned so much about being a father, but more importantly how vital it is to allow God to father us. Jay has been gifted with a unique ability to teach men how to pursue their daughter's hearts. I highly recommend attending First Bloom, you will love it.
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Being Sons events are difference makers. First Bloom provides an opportunity to connect with our daughters in ways that are hard to do in the busyness of our normal world . This weekend created a fun and insightful environment that allowed me to connect with my daughter and show her how much I love her. In the weeks since, the foundation laid at First Bloom allowed me to connect with my girl in new and special ways. This event is definitely worth it!
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Spending a weekend away with my 10yo son was just what our relationship and my soul needed. Jay helped facilitate a relaxing, adventurous and uniquely memorable time that I won’t soon forget. The strongest endorsement I can give, is that I will be returning in October to go through the weekend again with my 9yo son. I look forward to taking my daughter to first bloom when she is old enough and walking this “sonship” journey with Jay and my kids.
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I’ve been to Being Sons events multiple times: 2 First Tracks, 1 First Bloom, and 1 Basic bootcamp. This ministry has been monumental for my walk and my relationships with my son and daughter. Jay has helped father me into deeper union with Father God and I had an encounter with Jesus in a way that still leaves me in awe at First Tracks last fall. The masculine journey is an invitation for all men and Being Sons really captures what the Father has to offer His sons, Jay has a gift in guiding the initiation for men to receive God as Father. I have recently begun to host a Fight Club and using the framework that Jay has crafted is taking me and other men to the fire to be grown up in a larger story. My desire is to see other men experience what I have discovered in the presence of Jay and Being Sons!!!
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Jay has a heart for helping men become who God has created them to be, and it is life giving! His material is legit and easy to follow and understand! We have started our own Fight Club using the outline Jay provided and monthly we are fed and see life change happen right before our eyes as men get together to share stories and life with each other. I have also started the Journey to Sonship with my 14 year old son and we walk together mile after mile each week growing in our relationship with our Heavenly Father and each other. Again, real life practical lessons that can be done at home and lived out just by following a simple plan that is emailed to you weekly. Being Sons along with Wild at Heart and Become Good Soil keep me on pace with my own heart's desire to live out an authentic faith that can be passed onto others.
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One of the best weekends ever with my son. We had such an amazing experience lead by Jay. It was a time of really connecting with my son and hearing the heart of The Father on how to be the Dad God intends for me to be. I am so grateful for the mission of Being Sons and how God is using this ministry to impact the lives of men and their boys!
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I have been on 5 father son adventures with Being Sons but this was my first time to take a daughter on one. It exceeded my wildest expectations. Jay Heck is truly anointed for this ministry. My daughter and I are closer than ever after our weekend together at First Bloom. I highly recommend it for any dad that wants a deeper connection with his daughter.
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I attended First Bloom with my daughter recently and it was a great experience. Jay gives insight on how to let our girls know they are seen and loved. This is a weekend that we will never forget. I recommend this every dad that has a daughter, you won't be disappointed.
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As Dad’s we love our daughters sooo much and when they hit that 12/13 age and their hormones are getting going they change but as Fathers we think we did something wrong. First Bloom gives you the tools to better understand your daughter and thru the environment it is a great opportunity to re-bond with her. Learn to become God’s helper in Fathering your daughter and let her help God in Fathering you.
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I attended Jay's Being Sons Father/Son ("First Tracks") and Father/Daughter ("First Bloom") events this year. Wow. God came through for my son and my daughter in unique and wonderful ways. I am eternally grateful! Jay has some received life-giving revelation that was a true joy and pleasure to receive. I hope to continue in it and I look forward to more adventure, more life, more of the Father.
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Please do yourself the favor of getting connected with Jay and Being Sons -- the events, the podcasts, the videos, all of it. This is such a tremendous resource and has been such a powerful tool that the Father has used to father me and my daughter. My daughter and I just got back from our second Father/Daughter weekend with Jay and it was even better for us than the first. So much could be said -- but just connect with Jay and Being Sons for your heart's sake.
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My daughter and I just returned from First Bloom and it was a life changing weekend, that will have impact for generations to come. 1. I had some great teaching by Jay and learned from his wisdom how I can be a better, more intentional and aware dad. 2. She loved being with other girls, from like-hearted families and enjoying the camp and Being Sons staff. 3. We had awesome, bonding free time to have fun, and do adventure activities that she wanted to do. Highly recommend First Bloom for any father/daughter pair.
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My son Joshua (10 yo) and I just got back from an epic weekend together! We were close going in but now I feel like he is my right hand man. I can not recommend this adventure enough. Jay is truly anointed for this ministry and his bringing it is a huge answered prayer.
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This was the second father and son event I have gone on with Being Sons. This trailhead was like an advanced boot camp for young men and the fathers that are doing their best to raise them. The material that was covered was absolutely on point and got to the core of becoming a man. I was blessed to have 2 other wonderful Men come of the trip and show my son other sides of being a Christian man from my own. The whole trip was amazing and I would encourage anyone to make the leap and attend this event in the future. I could argue that I got more out of the event that my son.
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My son and I just finished the July Trailhead in Colorado. Wow! It far exceeded our expectations! The beauty of the Rocky Mountains was matched only by the beauty of the men and their sons that journeyed with us - and was surpassed by Jay and his message of the Gospel. The struggle of the climb and the elements strengthened our minds and bodies and allowed us to receive God’s blessings through Jay’s message in a way that wouldn’t otherwise have been possible. I highly recommend this transforming experience!
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I have been on 3 first tracks and one trailhead. I have been praying for an opportunity like this for years! These events have radically transformed my relationships with my sons. Jay is truly anointed for this ministry and I am so thankful that he has been faithful to God’s call on his life! I highly recommend Being Sons for any father who wants the best for his son.
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My son and I just completed a trip with Jay and BeingSons in the San Juan Mountains with seven other Father/Son pairs. To be in Gods creation sleeping under the stars at 12,000, watching moose, spotting elk, and whitewater rafting was incredible. To travel in community by foot, in the backcountry, being Led by Jay with other fathers and sons practicing listening to God and hearing the Father ……. That experience was irreplaceable! God speaks ………to all of us. But not all of us can hear. If you ever wanted to upgrade your ability to hear and walk with God then a trailhead experience with Beingsons and Jay Heck is for you!
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Everyone has a role in this world and Jay Heck has unequivocally found his. On the Beings Sons web site it states “ we help men live the life God intended”, and that is what Being Sons and Jay Heck does. I have attended: Boot Camps, Advanced Camps, First tracks with my youngest son, Trail Head with my oldest son and several camp fires with Jay. Every event has help guide me to a more authentic life as a son of God. Both of my sons walked away from their respective events changed and filled with joy. The impact these events have had on my life cannot be overstated. I have been slowly transformed into a more authentic man of God, a better husband and father and I have seen the same effect on many other men as well. I am close friends with many men and their sons that have attended First tracks and Trailhead. I have seen and experienced the positive and transformative effect of these events. It is clear that Jay’s style of of teaching men how to live a life as a son, is anointed. But a word of caution. Jay and Being Sons is not about a “quick fix” it is about learning and growing closer to Jesus. It is about process, its about the transformation of hearts. I highly recommend attending one of these events and listening to Jay’s pod cast! Geoff Smith
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I had the privilege of attending the inaugural Trailhead expedition for fathers and sons 14+ on the Pecos river in March 2021. This was a four-day camping and rowing trip. I can't say enough good things it and Jay. Yes, the scenery/camping was beautiful. But more importantly this is/will be a pivotal trip for my relationship with my son, my son's relationship with Jesus, and my own with Jesus. I was looking for something to initiate his journey to manhood and our journey together "being sons". I not only got this, but through it, God healed some of my own broken, unfathered places. On top of this, I developed a friendship with Jay who has an incredible heart. I didn't know much about the ministry or Jay when I registered, but no regrets. My only complaint is that there's not enough to go around. When signups go up... sign up right away. Spots are elusive.
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Jay and Being Sons events, podcasts, and groups have helped guide my walk with the Father. We were inspired by Jay to start a Fight Club in Idaho and we were so blessed to be able to access training and other community from Being Sons to help us along the way. Jay is a true servant who gives and teaches from a full well of experience and lives every bit of what he teaches!
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My daughter and I attended the latest First Bloom event that Being Sons hosted this last weekend. What a fabulous event! My daughter is still glowing days after the event and I am still drinking in the goodness of the weekend. My daughter and I connected in new and fresh ways and the Father fathered me in some very unfathered and uninitiated places throughout the weekend. Jay is a fabulous minister of God's love and mercy. I would highly, highly recommend attending any and all of the events that Beings Sons hosts as well as availing yourself to the great resources that Jay puts out through Being Sons -- podcasts, videos, trainings, etc. Be warned, if you're looking to attend the next First Bloom event, sign up quickly as my daughter and I will be taking one of the spots as soon as it is published.
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I recently went to a First Tracks event Jay hosted with my son - what a great event, that will pay dividends over the next decade. Jay runs a first rate event that is well run and organized. I learned a lot about being not only a father, and also a son, and my son was blessed, affirmed, he learned, he made some friends, and he had a lot of fun. Highly recommend Being Sons and Jay and I would definitely do, and will do another event with Being Sons in the future.
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I just returned from First Tracks an event by Being Sons founder Jay Heck. My son and I were so deeply blessed by this anointed brother who has a passion for connecting the hearts of fathers to their kids. My son had a blast and I found the training, setting and adventures a great environment for a deepening relationship with my son. This event didn't solve all our problems, but it is a deep important step towards healing and connection that we needed. It was a joy to see Jay living out his God given call, he is passionate and gifted for this work and he walks deeply the Wild at Heart message himself. I highly recommend Being Sons!!!!!!!
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I took my 10 year old daughter to First Bloom about a month ago. Wow! Talk about an amazing adventure (biking, repelling, rock climbing, camp fires, launching glow sticks.....AMAZING) I could share with her and speak in to her the love I feel so deep down but often have difficulty expressing. I got some much needed one on one time, much free time with her, the ability to drive together...alone... and pour in to my lovely daughter. She and I adore one another and Jay helped us go further. Thank you Being Sons and Jay for such an amazing experience. Ryah has asked many times when we can go back and my younger daughter cannot wait till next year so she can attend.
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Bring my daughter from Wisconsin to Texas to experience First Bloom was an amazing experience and worth its weight in love. Its was an opportunity to not only tell her that I love her but to truly show that I love her by investing in her.
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I have taken 2 of my sons (Alex 13, Reid 10) on a First Tracks now, and it has transformed our relationships!!! I can not say enough things about this weekend experience. Worth every penny of the expense and the investment of time. Jay is truly anointed for this ministry! And both times the Father came after my heart and brought much needed love to me :)
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I have been to First Bloom twice now, both with my 13 year old and my 9 year old. Both weekends were absolutely phenomonal! They provided meaningful points of connection for me and each of my daughters. The weekend is filled with God's presence, and is exceptionally well-planned and executed. Both experiences were a blessing for me, reminding me of what my daughters need from me as a father and providing me with the reassurance that I am not alone in this process. God is ever-present, ready to father me as I father them in each circumstance. Both girls view it as a treasured experience in our relationship. My youngest is wanting to go back, and I plan to take her. Jay's heart is to eventually have a similar excursion for fathers and daughters 14-18. When he does, my oldest and I will be there.

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