It’s now 11 p.m., and we’re still driving :-). Dad felt led to continue on tonight, so that’s what we’re doing. John is sleeping so that he can drive when Dad get’s too tired. Having 2 drivers is very nice! We would appreciate prayer as we travel through the night, with an estimated arrival time back home around 7 a.m.
“He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler” (Psalms 91:4).
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!
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 :-).
Sarah for the rest
“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom” (Psalms 90:12).
The driving is going well–we passed Rock Springs, Wyoming a while ago. I thought ya’ll might enjoy a recent picture! Conference report will be posted next.
“Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty. Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain: Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind” (Psalms 104:1-3).
After a delightful week in Idaho, we had to say good-bye to our dear friends and head home. Home for just a little while, as we will only be home for a bit over two weeks before we head off again for two weeks. Lots to do in the meantime! 🙂
We have some blogging to catch up on; we’ll be doing that as we’re able!
We would be grateful for your prayers as we make the trek back home!
Sarah for the rest
“I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety” (Psalms 4:8).
On Thursday, our friends took us to a little “city” up in the Owyhee Mountains. Dad and Christopher stayed behind (sadly, Dad would have enjoyed coming, but working on his sessions took top priority).
You couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day. The surrounding countryside, covered with trees (including aspen), the mountains, the crisp blue skies with puffy clouds were just like Colorado. Thank You, Lord!
We’ll be reporting on the conference in the next day or two!
“Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all” (1 Chronicles 29:11).