The Conference

I love my family πŸ™‚

This weekend’s Christ-Led Family conference was another incredible blessing. We’ve missed being on the road and giving conferences the last few months.

The Lord brought a wonderful group out for Friday evening, and we were thrilled to share. We were able to do more songs, since this was a longer session.

Saturday dawned bright and early for many of us who had last minute details for workshops and other responsibilities.

Dad and Mom gave Harnessing the Power of a Team together for the first time. Dad’s been giving this new session by himself previously due to the lack of time to make it so they could do it together. They spent much time on Friday working on it, and the Lord really had His hand on that session. It went very well!

Singing....
Talking afterward...
Joseph with some little boys
Friday Evening
Signs directing people where to go (thanks for all you did, Mr. & Mrs. D).
Keepers at Home
The Young Men's Session
Giving the Anger Session

The balloon session was a highlight for the children. Due to a memorable first-time experience, we have now learned the lesson of splitting the young people/children into two groups: one 10 and under, and the other 10 and up. To prepare for this session, many, many balloons were pumped up the hour before the session since there isn’t time to prepare hundreds of balloons at the moment they’re needed. Christopher led the older group while Joseph led the other group with help from several young adults. Joseph did a great job, and the Lord gave him an incredible idea to clean up the inevitable popped balloons: every child, as they were leaving, needed to pick up five pieces of balloon. The clean up was taken care of in an exciting way for the children :-).

Mary and Anna pumping up balloons in preparation for the session.
Jesse
It was quite a team pumping up balloons!
Jonathan
Balloons
Helping...
Showing the balloons she'd made.
The older children's balloon session
Lunch time.
CathyJo and Mary
A surprise birthday cake was purchased by our dear friends, whom we had stayed with.
Listening.
Dad and Mom giving the Team session.
Dwelling Together in Unity, A Practical Example
Attentively listening.
Packing up
Some of the packing out crew.

Sarah for the rest

“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom” (Psalms 90:12).

10 thoughts on “The Conference”

  1. After reading your books and following your blog for several years, what a blessing to find ourselves relocated from Alaska to Idaho in time to have opportunity to attend the conference this past weekend. What a blessing it was–we have been encouraged and challenged! Thank you so much!

  2. Glad that your efforts were blessed. When I saw the Keepers at Home photo, I thought I saw 3 familiar heads. Glad you got to spend time with the Hamilton family!

    Hope you are able to enjoy the time you have at home. Praying for you!

    God bless! Rebecca K.

  3. I’m glad you had such a good time! It looks like fun! Did anyone accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior?
    How are the weddign plans coming along? I hope you’ll put some “wedding in progress” pictures on the blog! I’m eager to see them!
    Katy
    >>>>>>>>>>
    If someone came to the Lord, we weren’t told.
    Steve

  4. I love your family too! It looks like the conference was a huge blessing for all. How fun that you and Hamilton’s were able to spend time together again. Thank you for sharing all the pictures.

    Blessings, Mrs. Mari

  5. So glad that the happy couple could spend time together!
    Thank you so much for sharing your pictures! They are the highlight of my morning!

  6. Thank you for sharing! My sisters and I were looking forward to reading the conference post. πŸ™‚

    Is that Mrs Hamilton and Gracie (Sarah) we can spy in the ‘Keeper’s at Home’ session?

    May you be richly blessed as you seek to follow Him

    Alice, Louisa, Marianne and Hannah.
    >>>>>>>>>>>
    yes!

  7. Thank you all for making the long trek westward. We were so blessed to attended the conference. I was reflecting during one of the sessions that my first Maxwell conference happened about 10 years ago when we lived in the Tampa Bay area. I was remembering how nervous Mrs. Maxwell had seemed that first time compared to this past week; she has grown in confidence and boldness at sharing God’s Word and work in her life. She is truly a blessing and example of a godly older woman. Thank you so much for sharing God’s blessings and Word. We came away very encouraged and challenged! May God continue to bless you.

  8. That’s a lot of balloons! I too am looking forward to a sewing post
    P.S. Sarah, I have your Moody ideas as a draft in my mom’s email! Just haven’t sent it.

  9. More going back and reading, Sarah! I do this occassionally as your blog is a huge source of calmness and inspriation for me. I have to say that the picture of Anna helping the little one with the balloon should be framed! Her sweet countinence shines in he sweet smile!

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