We arenâ€™t in Canada too often, so when we are, itâ€™s a special treat. This time, our weekend conference was just barely over the border, but if youâ€™ve been reading the posts, youâ€™ll see we also went to Vancouver Island (which is where we are currently).
Friday set up went well, and before we knew it, dinner had arrived. Our coordinator had fixed a delicious dinner and surprised us with a special dessert from Dairy Queen.
Anna started with a cold that hit her voice about Wednesday, and she was being careful not to talk much to save it for singing Friday evening. It was amazing listening to her sing: you never would have guessed she had any voice problems! I remember when we were doing the Red Deer, Alberta convention, the same thing happened, and her voice sounded crystal clearâ€”truly an answer to prayer. Music went pretty smoothly, except for twice when an unnamed individual bumped the microphone which caused a loud clunk and those singing jumped.
Saturday morning dawned a sunny day, a treat after so many rainy ones! The Lord brought many families to the conference and the day went by in a whirl. One family had driven from over 6 hours north to come, and they had a neat testimony on how the Lord moved them up from California.
The book tables were swamped almost the entire day, so we kept extremely busy. We had encouraged people to make the purchases earlier on so that we could pack up since we had a ferry deadline. Hearts were open to the message shared (although the message and things shared were new to many of the families), and we pray the Lord will bring lasting fruit.
We don’t say this lightly, but we really believe that this trip has had so much more fruit than other trips, and we feel this is a result of all the prayer. We know specifically many who are praying; we are so grateful. One young man told John recently that he had felt strongly prompted to pray for us Thursday night, and that very night John had an opportunity to talk to a young man who was struggling (an understatement).