Thursday night in Savannah, Georgia, was a late night due to the conference there. The next morning we were up early and rolling by 7:15 a.m. on our way to Atlanta. Dad knew the traffic in Atlanta can be a problem and wanted to make sure we had plenty of time in case of a slow down.
The weekend conference in Atlanta was held at a very large church, in a part of the building that was similar to a convention center. Below that were large classrooms that worked perfectly for the break-out sessions on Saturday.
As usual, Friday afternoon was spent setting up the book tables and preparing for music that evening. The sound setup turned out to be very challenging! But the Lord blessed the music session despite the challenges.
We so enjoy the opportunity to share, and as we sang and gave testimony to the Lord Jesus Christ, it was with the realization that it was our final evening of sharing on this trip. Afterwards we enjoyed visiting with quite a few of the families that were able to attend.
Saturday morning started early (we left the hotel at 7:15 a.m.!) and was a full day with lots of sharing packed into a very small amount of time proportionate to how much and what is shared. Hearts were receptive and it was a very blessed day. I (Christopher) remember talking with one father during a break in the sessions who shared how good the day had been for him and for his family, even though some of what was shared was heavy!
We are so grateful to the home school group that hosted the conference. They worked very hard to prepare for the conference, and went out of their way in providing meals and even a Georgia-themed gift basket for us. Thank you!Â Â
Today we were up and rolling by 6:05 a.m.! But it didnâ€™t feel quite as early as the past few days because we were in bed (very) early last night! We are planning to (Lord willing) drive the approximately 850 miles from Atlanta to home today. As weâ€™ve been driving through Kentucky we have been seeing vast amounts of broken trees from the ice storms. Weâ€™ve even seen a number of power lines that were down.
We are looking forward to being home and seeing Grandad, Grandma, Nathan, Melanie —Â but especially Abigail! And Grandma mentioned in an e-mail that she hasnâ€™t told Honey (our aging Golden Retriever) about us coming home tonight, as she doesnâ€™t want Honey to spend all day panting with excitement!
Oh that men would praise the LORD
for his goodness, and for his wonderful
works to the children of men!