Our conference on Sullivan’s Island last night went well! Dad gave one new workshop on harnessing the power of a team. I know Dad put a lot of hours of preparation into it, and the session was very powerful. He shared about a yoke of oxen and how similar they are to a husband-wife relationship.
Christopher also gave two new sessions for the young people. The first one stemmed out of his blog posts on ambassadors and how we, as servants of Jesus, are to live as ambassadors for Him. The next one was on the kings of Israel and Judah and what they would say to the youth living today. It is always a challenge to give a session for the first time, but Jesus blessed, and both Christopher and Dad did wonderfully well.
We arrived in Charleston, South Carolina, on Sunday. We have a lot of memories from this area. A couple of years ago (note: a few people who have read this thought this meant currently we have the flu, but we don’t! 🙂 We still appreciate your prayers–the Lord has really protected us from illness this trip, only a few had some minor colds, but none of the older ones, and the ones who had the colds are doing great now.), after a weekend conference, most of the family came down with a stomach virus Saturday night. We were staying in the hotel we are currently in, and we had to be in Shreveport, Louisiana, two days later. With only three healthy (who later got it) ones to pack up, we left several hours later than planned, but the Lord blessed, and we were gratefully able to make it to the conference on time. However, the memories still linger of the miserable time we had!!
“The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea” (Psalms 93:4).