Georgia’s Conference

Out in the countryside of Georgia, we prepared for our last weekend conference. A big thank you to Mr. M! You did so much for this event. We were blessed by all who attended, especially since most of the families came from quite a ways! Folks from Texas flew in, and another family drove three hundred miles from Tennessee. We enjoyed getting to know the families who came better.

Both Friday and Saturday went well. We were quite blessed by the cool weather! It was perfect for the kids to burn off their energy during the breaks. Dad and Mom both did an incredible job on all the sessions! We were kept motivated in the panel discussion with the interesting questions we were asked.

One mom came up afterward and said with tears in her eyes how her family had been ministered to by the conference. A dad came up to Dad, and said very emotionally, how much the ministry has meant to them. Those testimonies bring us much joy. As long as we can, we will continue to bring the hope of Jesus’ light into families’ lives!

Then we had a great time of fellowship around dinner. Mr. M was gracious to provide a pizza dinner for anyone who wanted to stay. No doubt, it was a special conference.

Mary

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This young man bought the Buying a House Debt-Free book and has a goal to buy his house debt-free someday. How exciting!DSC_2560DSC_2563DSC_2584DSC_2586DSC_2600DSC_2640DSC_2645DSC_2649DSC_2653DSC_2663DSC_2690DSC_2698

“… The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth,
and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach.”

Romans 10:8

Home Safely

We hit the ground at full speed. There is a lot going on around here, so I will leave you with pictures for now.

Love,
Sarah

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“And this I pray, that your love may abound
yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment.”
Philippians 1:9

Homeward Bound!

5 weeks, 1 brother married, and 5500 miles later, we’re headed home! We don’t have far to drive, so we’ll be home by noon (Lord willing). The morning started out with seeing the end of the lunar eclipse. It was so pretty.

We are filled with awe and gratitude for the opportunities Jesus gave us to share with others. We can’t wait to see our family back at home, including the newlyweds. Watch for continued conference reports, finishing out Colorado items, and yes, more wedding pictures.

Love,
Sarah

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“For this cause also thank we God without ceasing,
because, when ye 
received the word of God
which ye heard of us, ye received it not as
the word of men, but as it is in truth,
the word of God, which
effectually worketh also in you that believe.”
1 Thessalonians 2:13

Joseph and Elissa’s Story: Part 2

If you missed Part 1, you can read it here.

Soon there after, we began a serious-friendship-with-the-purpose-of-marriage stage.

p 4-2The frequent visits I made out there, along with e-mails and phone calls, showed how similar Elissa and I were in our beliefs, convictions, and mannerisms.

5Yes, during that time, we began to fall in love.

7t 2-2We stood in awe of how the Lord answered every prayer for unity, knitted hearts, and direction in our relationship! We began officially courting in April.  On May 22nd, I made a surprise visit and asked Elissa to marry me, and she said “yes!”

We had a delightful summer planning our wedding, enjoying visits, and counting down the days to our wedding.  September 6th, we became united in marriage.

We are so grateful for the Lord’s provision and blessing in our lives! We praise Him for the deep friendship, unity, commitment, love, and the bonds of marriage that we now share. Both of us are also grateful to our parents for how they raised us in the ways of the Lord and how they supported us through our relationship.

r5-2Elissa and I look back and see how the Lord used our single years to strengthen our relationships with Jesus and also to prepare us for marriage if that was His will for us. I really enjoyed traveling with my family, helping in the Titus2 ministry, and working on my home. Elissa loved helping her family as a daughter and a sister at home, teaching music lessons, and learning new skills each year to prepare her for whatever the Lord had for her later in life.

Now, I’m excited to introduce you to my wife, Elissa Maxwell.

1702And for those who wondered why we didn’t share before, I felt it best for her family’s privacy not to make it public until our wedding day.

Elissa and I are anxious to discover what the Lord has for us as a team for His glory!

Serving Jesus,
Joseph & Elissa

“Who can find a virtuous woman?
for her price is far above rubies.”
Proverbs 31:10

Parked for the Night

We had a special time of worship this morning with other believers, and then we headed for Mississippi after that. We stopped about an hour outside of Meridian at a great little state campground. We had a fire, and grilled hot dogs and roasted marshmallows.

Two more conferences, and then we’ll be home Wednesday!

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“For our heart shall rejoice in him,
because we have trusted in his holy name.”
Psalm 33:21

Georgia Sunset

Tonight, the vibrant orange and red hues washed over the horizon, casting a peaceful feeling across the sky. My heart echoes with the Psalmist:

“O LORD, how manifold are thy works!
in wisdom hast thou made them all:
the earth is full of thy riches.”
Psalms 104:24

Thank You, Jesus, for another amazing conference!

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