In February of 2008, Michael and Alecia took a long weekend off and headed to a Weekend to Remember® marriage getaway presented by FamilyLife®. They wanted a chance to get away from the kids and the house for a few days, and thought this was an opportunity to get some good, Biblical instruction at the same time.
Though it wasn’t their plan at the time, Michael and Alecia ended up attending as volunteers in the Resource Center and got to know some of the FamilyLife staff. Immediately, Alecia felt an incredible draw to this ministry. She was asking one of the FamilyLife staff lots of questions when Michael overheard the staff member say, “We depend on God for everything.” That really got his attention. He knew that this must be what God had been speaking to him about for the past few months – a ministry that Michael was increasingly excited about. The weekend itself was incredible, not just because of what they were getting out of it, but because of the change they witnessed in other couples. Michael knew by the second night of the event that he had to be a part of this ministry, even if only a small part.
To make a long story short, by the end of the weekend, Alecia and Michael realized that God put them there to give them a unique perspective: to show the Corbins how He could use them to impact marriages and families with His love and grace. In the months following, God clearly confirmed His call for them to serve as missionary staff with FamilyLife.
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