The Trip Winds Down

We are now on our last weekend conference for this trip. We’ll report on that when the weekend is finished, but we want to give a quick overview of our last two conferences: Wednesday night in Plain City, and Thursday night in Flint, Michigan.

Plain City was another wonderful conference. Set up went smoothly, and several families had brought in a delicious dinner for us.

Often parents will be in the back of a session with a little one. Anna captured this moment (Notice the purple ruler on the floor near the little girl? She was playing with Mary's ruler.)
Often parents will be in the back of a session with a little one. Anna captured this moment (Notice the purple ruler on the floor near the little girl? She was playing with Mary's ruler.).

A surprise highlight for me was seeing a girl (Hi, Hannah!!) whom I occasionally write and who has liked the Moody books.  I enjoyed meeting her “in person”.

We drove several hours to Flint, Michigan, Thursday morning. The weather had cooled down, making it a much more pleasant drive 🙂 . Michigan was the final state for we children to visit of the 48 continental states.

This photo was taken through the glass at the back of the sanctuary in Flint, MI.
This photo was taken through the glass at the back of the sanctuary in Flint, MI.

Anna held a three-month old baby during part of a session, and I know she was thinking about being able to hold our little niece very soon. A special treat for our family was meeting our copy editor, who has done almost all of our books.

The children do a wonderful job working at the book tables.
The children do a wonderful job working at the book tables.
A boy looking at his tracts from the Evangelism session.
A boy looking at his tracts from the Evangelism session.

We had our hardest border crossing yet today; we had the the paperwork ready, but it took about 45 minutes for the agency to process it, because several people were in line ahead of us. We were grateful we didn’t have a long drive, and we arrived here in Port Burwell mid-afternoon. More on the conference later!

For those of you who are waiting for those recipes posts, we will try to post the first one next week!

Sarah for the rest of the family

6 thoughts on “The Trip Winds Down”

  1. I am just curious why Sarah has a veil on in the one photo? I thought that you all didn’t wear them so now my curiosity is up! Enjoy reading about your family!
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    We did out of deference for the church which invited us.

  2. Such an adorable little baby! I love all of the photos you post of the children you see! So Cute! I can’t wait to try some of the recipes you found! Safe travels and God bless!

    Rachel

  3. Hello ~ I am so pleased to know that you and your family are having a blessed trip. One quick question…In one of the recent pictures, you are wearing a covering on your head. Do you often do that? Just curious too how you manage to accomplish so much in dresses. I often wear a skirt, however, I find it difficult to do much (I’m a school teacher) Any suggestions. Yours in Christ. Laura
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    This is the second time the ladies covered. We did out of deference for the families of the church who invited us.

    We find our jumpers very easy to live and work in. We garden in our jumpers, pack up the book tables, sit on the floor and play with little children, clean house, help with the construction of our new house, and much more. Our jumpers are long – almost ankle length – so perhaps that helps them be flexible in what they allow us to do in them. Some of our jumpers are gathered or pleated, but even our straight jumpers allow us freedom of movement with modesty.
    In Christ Jesus,
    Steve and Teri

  4. I’ve been following along on your trip and praying for your conferences and for your travel to go smoothly. I don’t comment on all the posts, but read them all faithfully.
    I’m looking forward to the conference you’ll be doing in my area in January and looking at all the photos of your current conferences just builds up the excitement! I’ve also appreciated the fall foliage photos – that’s something that I really miss.
    Many blessings to you~

  5. I was encouraged by the conference you had at our Church (Lighthouse Gospel Church) this past weekend especially by Sarah’s talk about the Joys of Young womanhood! Thanks so much! I couldn’t help reading your comment on wearing dresses/skirts to do normal activities, My family and I have these same convictions as well. The only thing I have not managed to do in a skirt is ride a horse. Thank you again for all you do!


    Melodie Joy W.

  6. i have so enjoyed following your journey as you’ve traveled on your conference route, and it has been such a blessing to be able to pray you all along the way as well as for all those attending. when i read about your traveling to michigan and it being the last state the children needed to visit to count all 48, it brought back fond memories of my growing up and my own parents taking us on gloriously long summer vacations in which we traveled the country, as well as canada and mexico. thanks to my parents i was able to visit all 50 states, washington d.c., and border countries by the time i was 18. isn’t it wonderful to see the country and meet all the people? god is so good.

    thank you for explaining the head covering, as i too was curious to se sarah wearing one. i also appreciate your talking about your jumpers and the convenience you find in wearing them.

    blessings.

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