Abundant Life Tres Dias

Serving Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin 


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New Web Address is Easy to Remember!

Posted by Communications Chair on April 24, 2018 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

No more having to use a google search engine to find out website! ALTD has made a purchase of a name that you are sure to remember...


We are  excited to open the new location, and will keep our old address as a link as well...in case you worked so hard to commit it to memory! 


De Colores! 

Prayer Scroll for Weekend #37 is online!

Posted by Communications Chair on September 26, 2017 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Please visit www.3dayol.org to sign up for the prayer scroll for Weekend #37. Let's overwhelm the participants with how many of us took the time to pray just for them!! 

Weekend #37 is in the making!!

Posted by Communications Chair on April 4, 2017 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The Secretariat board thanks everyone who served on Weekend #36.

What a wonderful weekend! BEST EVER... as always!

We are excited to announce our Rector and Rectora for our next weekend. We pray the Lord's blessings over David May (Rector) and Ashley Stewart (Head Cha) and Marlene Remer (Rectora) and her head cha as they walk in obedience to the way that God directs them for Weekend #37. Thank you for saying yes to the calling God has placed on your lives for the next seven months!

The men's weekend will be held October 26-29, 2017.

The women's weekend is scheduled for November 2-5, 2017.

Take a look at your calendar now to block off dates or let potential participants know! I can promise you, it's going to be amazing!! Do let us know if you are interested in serving!


Kairos Chapter of Wisconsin request...

Posted by Communications Chair on February 3, 2017 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

From ALTD Lay Director Karen Weis

One of the outcomes hoped for after attending a Tres Dias weekend is engagement in worthwhile Christian endeavors. Sometimes that’s making a deeper commitment to your church, engaging in Christian mission service, and serving Jesus wherever He leads.

A Cursillo-based weekend held in and outside of prison is a jail ministry called Kairos. If you’ve attended a Tres Dias weekend as a participant, you are qualified to serve on team for a Kairos weekend.

We received the following formal request for ALTD women to pray about and consider serving in Kairos Outside, Wisconsin Chapter:

“The Christian servants/volunteers of Kairos Prison Ministry have been called by God to share the love and forgiveness of Christ to incarcerated men and women. During a 3½-day Weekend program of talks, meditations, music, listening and loving, a Christian community will start to form. The servants/volunteers are blessed to be a blessing to the Participants.

Kairos Outside provides a safe weekend for women whose lives have been impacted by incarceration. Kairos Outside encourages and supports its Guests through the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ.  We really need someone to train and be a leader of a 2019 weekend.

The Kairos Chapter of Wisconsin needs advisers from the Tres Dias community to advise and assist us.

Our next weekend is this year May 5th - 7th.

The team meetings are 3/4/17. 3/18/17. 4/8/17, 4/22/17

UMC Oshkosh - 700 Lindwood St.  Oshkosh, WI

We need someone to be an observing leader #2 to start training to lead the 2019 weekend as soon as possible.  This will involve extra training that Cheryl can tell you about.

The 2018 weekend will be in October.

The 2019 weekend will be set with the help of an Observing leader #2.

If you are interested in serving or would like more information, please contact Cheryl Lebakken 

920-960-8189 lebakkencheryl@gmail.com

Husband/Wife Team Head Up Weekend #36!

Posted by Communications Chair on November 19, 2016 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (1)

It's official - our first team of husband and wife rector and rectora for the same weekend!!

Kara Anderson has accepted the post of rectora for ALTD Women's Weekend #36 coming March 30-April 2, 2017 (head cha Donna Arjes).

Kara's husband Mike will be rector for the men's weekend on Mar 23-26th (head cha David May).

They were anointed, prayed over, and called to action at the clausura for Women's Weekend 35.

Please be praying for all four as they put together their teams, and CALL THEM if you are interested in serving. You can also post here, or email us at tresdiascommunication@gmail.com and we will pass it on.

New Secretariat Members Approved

Posted by Communications Chair on June 20, 2016 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

For those of you who missed the annual picnic, you missed a wonderful outdoor concert underneath the shade of 100 year old oak trees at Faith Lutheran in South Beloit. Thanks Faith Lutheran! 

Three secretariat members were voted in and approved at the annual picnic. 

Lay Director- Karen Weis

Reunion Chair- Jean Lisk

Post-Weekend- Mike & Vanessa White Broome

Thanks also to Michael Dustman, Todd & Vicki Hunt, and Arnie Bryson, for their faithful service over the last 3 years! We appreciate all you have done! 

In addition to three new secretariat members, we approved one temporary replacement. Since Krista Bensheimer is stepping into a head cha position, she will be taking a leave of absence from secretariat until the weekend concludes. Anita Rogers will be covering the Communications Chair responsibilities. Thanks, Anita! 

New to Weekend #34 is SIGN-UP GENIUS!

Posted by Communications Chair on April 1, 2016 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)


Secretariat is doing a material drive for items to support our Spring Weekend #34. We are doing this because ALTD does not currently have many fundraisers and we need your help in offsetting some of the costs for the weekend. The team fees only cover the rooms and the meals.


There are some items that you can buy and bring to the weekend or for which you can arrange delivery with Bob or Kathy McGregor, at 414-422-9254, mommc1981@hotmail.com. Other items have been purchased in bulk and monetary donations to the ALTD general fund will be used to offset the costs.


For any item that you want to sign up for that is a cash item, please make the check out to “ALTD” and send it to Bob McGregor, W164 S7776 Bay Lane Dr. Muskego, WI 53150, to be turned over to the ALTD treasurer. Alternatively you can pay with a debit or credit card on the home page of the ALTD website, www.rockfordaltd.webs.com. Please note, paying by credit card involves service fees to you and to ALTD.


Please click on the link below to look over our needs and donate as you feel comfortable. Thank you!



God Loves You and So Do We!

-ALTD Secretariat Board


Weekend #34 Prayer Scroll is Available!

Posted by Communications Chair on February 20, 2016 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Dear Community,

Here are the links to the sign up for the Spring weekend Prayer Scrolls. Sign up today!

Men's Weekend


Women's Weekend



Weekend #34

Posted by Communications Chair on January 12, 2016 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (5)

Weekend #34 is coming together!

It sure would  be great to have a full roster of 30 candidates/pilgrims for each, with applications finalized and fees paid a couple weeks in advance. This information will enable you to give LOTS of advance notice to the people you wish to sponsor!


Be praying about who God puts on your heart, and be bold in inviting / encouraging them to attend a weekend. Direct them to the website to view our ALTD informational video on the Sponsor page. God changes hearts on a Tres Dias weekend, but that can only happen if we - as community - INVITE and sponsor.

Men's Weekend April 21-24: Rector Randy Wetzien and Head Cha Mike Broom 

Women's Weekend April 28-May 1st: Rectora Beth Welsh and Head Cha Helen Uebele 

Training dates for team members:

Jan. 30th- Heads & Rollista's training (9am-noon) at Freedom Through the Word Church

Feb 20th- Training #1 (8am-3:30pm) at Heartland Community Church

March 5th-Training #2 (8am-3:30pm) at Mt. Zion Christian Church

March 19th- Training #3 (8am-3:30pm) First Presbyterian, Janesville

April 9th- Training #4 (8am-3:30pm) at Westminster Presbyterian


Please cover weekend #34 in prayer.


2015 International Assembly was a Blessing to Community!

Posted by Communications Chair on August 20, 2015 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

ALTD and NITD co-hosted the Tres Dias International Assembly, held in Rockford on July 10-12, 2015.

The parade of banners, representing over 30 Tres Dias communities around the world, opened the 36th Annual Assembly. The theme of the Assembly was encouragement, based on Hebrews 10:26, "Let us consider how we can spur one another on to love and good deeds, encouraging one another."

Some of the highlights:

• Four new banners were present at the Assembly – Northern Illinois Tres Dias, Treasure Valley, Kansas City, and Colorado Front Range

• First time attendee from the community Holy Seed in Seattle (Charles Huh) came

• Kyiv, Ukraine was represented by Lesya Pasichnyk

• Prayer coverage was provided for the 72 hours of the assembly, represented Sat. night by the hosting community presenting a prayer scroll

• The silent auction of the six sock monkeys generated almost $600 for the Tres Dias Fund to help new communities

By the numbers:

2014               2015

93 present      116 present (+24%)

42 delegates  49 delegates (+16%)

51 observers   67 observers (+31%)

35 communities 34 communities (1 fewer)!

All in all, the assembly was a raving success.

Psalm 133:1 - "Oh how good and pleasant it is, when brothers live together in unity!"