Jesus loves us and wants to
have a relationship with us!

“In this is love, not that we loved God,
but that He loved us.”

{ 1 John 4:10 }

Focus School Retreat

Jesus wants to come into out hearts and transform us.

This 2018-19 year Matthew Marcoux and Michael Salamida hit the road with our first-ever two-man retreat with the theme Focus.  In our Focus Retreat youth are invited to put their lives into perspective and to see that they were created for more than what this world has to offer.  They were created for a purpose, and they are called to live a life of mission that will not only transform them – but will transform the world around them as well – as they become all they were created to be.

Through prayer, students discover just how easy it is to have a relationship with Jesus!

Focus Retreats are an invitation for youth to get to know Jesus in a very personal way.  Through the witness of missionaries, students are  invited to have a personal relationship with Jesus.  He is relevant to our lives; in fact, knowing Him helps us discover the meaning in life.  He cares about everything we are going through.  He takes us outside of ourselves and helps us to discover the mission of a life filled with love.  When we live our lives with purpose and focus we make the world a better place.

Real role models of faith sharing their real journeys with real kids!

Why have Pure Witness Ministries put on a Focus Retreat for your school?

Just imagine two dynamic, pure-living, young adults coming into your school with the message for your students: “We’re living for Christ! It’s made a difference in our lives! You can do it, too!” These are impressive role models of faith for your students who relate to youth in a special way!

We learn best through the “witness” of others. Matthew and Michael have dedicated a year of their lives to bring the message of Christ’s love, hope and purity to youth so that they can be encouraged to be all God created them to be.


What happens at a Focus Retreat?

It is a fun-filled time with games, inspiring talks and testimonies, funny skits and inspiring dramas, small-group discussions (where space permits), uplifting music, and an opportunity for your students to interact with an awesome team of young adults who have dedicated a year of their lives to bring the message of Jesus’ love to them!

Faith Comes Alive with Dramas

Storytelling is a dynamic way to connect youth to the message of the Gospel.  Each year the retreat has a new drama production ... inspiring students to encounter Christ themselves through the story of heroic men and women of faith.



Praise & Worship Music

Skits & Dramas


“God helped open up my perspective on the world showing me how there’s another part of my life, my faith, which I’ve been shutting myself out from.  I realized on this retreat that I should reconnect myself with God.”

— Grade 11 Student

“The Pure Witness Team is an amazing group of talented, young, energetic individuals who totally live their faith!  All our students from kindergarten to grade 8 were engaged, as well as inspired by our two days spent together.  What an awesome balance of fun and spirituality.  Many thanks!”

— Tammy Braun, Teacher at Pope John Paul II School, Saskatoon

“Thank you Pure Witness Team for making God not quiet but super fun, exciting and very loud so everyone knows how great God is!”

— Grade 3 Student

If you are interested in having a Focus Retreat in your elementary school or parish, please email us (click the button on the right) or call James Marcoux at (639) 998-1145 to work out your specific package.

Host a Focus Retreat

What is involved in booking a Focus Retreat?

Custom Packages

The needs of each school varies, so call us and we will customize a retreat package for your school to best serve your student body.


The price of a Focus Retreat will vary depending on the number of days our team is in your school and how far they have to travel.

Food & Shelter

Schools are responsible to provide lunches for missionaries and host homes for them as needed.