The Conference in Spokane


It was a rainy, cold, Friday afternoon as we embarked upon set up for our last conference on this trip, and we were happy to soon be ready for the weekend. Anna had started to feel awful Friday afternoon (headache and stomach upset), but she was barely able to make it through the entire music session. She did so well no one would have been able to tell that she wasn’t feeling good. After music, she went to the bus to be able to lay down and rest. Jesse had the flu, but he was able to make it through too. The enthusiasm from the crowd during the session was wonderful to see and hear.

Saturday dawned, again cool and damp, but we were looking forward to sharing with those who would come. We were definitely going to face challenges though: Anna was still down and out, and there was no way she could be up and trying to give sessions, plus, Jesse was running a fever, so he felt awful too. Now, we faced having two of our VERY important team members being sick. They are both a HUGE help in many ways such as running book tables, giving sessions, and other things. Even yesterday, on Anna’s 18th birthday, she was still down and out and mostly was flat on the couch. But, we are grateful that she is now back to normal, and Jesse’s feeling better.

Somehow, only by the Lord’s grace, our six-person team managed to speak and run book tables. Praise the Lord!

Hearts were very open to what was shared, and it was just a thrill to be able to have the opportunity to be in a city we’ve never spoken in before. The response from those who came was overwhelming.

The second session of the afternoon was our balloon session, and it caused concern in some of our hearts the thought of trying to give that session, which involves lots of hands-on twisting, to over 120 young people with two less helpers! It was hard enough without Christopher leading the session, but now minus three?! Joseph and Mary were able to take the 11 and unders, and John managed the entire older group by himself. Looking back, I really don’t see how it all worked out, but IT DID, and it was totally the LORD!

Sarah for the rest

Thanks, girls, for helping with set up!
Talking Friday evening
The Keys to Unlocking Your Future
Joseph and John
A little girl used some of her birthday money to purchase two Moody books.
Dad's courtship session was packed.
A view from the front of a youth session.
Often, moms are in the back of the session with babies.
Book tables

“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me” (2 Corinthians 12:9).

6 thoughts on “The Conference in Spokane”

  1. Will you be making the Courtship session available to purchase online soon? I am very excited to hear it!

    We don’t know yet–the last recording had gone really well, at least we thought, until we listened to it. Something happened to our CF card, making the recording not good. But, we haven’t decided if we’ll sell it when we get a new recording. The Lord has been laying a book on our hearts, so please pray!

  2. It is always amazing that when things are done to the glorify God, it all works out (despite our illnesses, shortcomings etc etc). We are praying for your family and are grateful for the ministry your family does. Hope everyone is better soon.

  3. Aww, I’m sorry to hear that Anna and Jesse were sick! 🙁 I am glad they are feeling better now. Thanking and Praising the Lord with you all for His help and strength for you all this week! 🙂 So glad things went well! 🙂

    Blessings to you all and your efforts to share about the Lord and a better way of living for Him! 😀
    ~Miss Rachel P.~

  4. The conference was such a blessing to our whole family. It was wonderful to hear the feedback from our children concerning the childrens’ sessions. We came away challenged but encouraged in so many ways…thank you for the behind the scenes sacrifices, (you’re right; we DIDN’T know that Anna and Jesse weren’t feeling well!) your patience with the huge crowd of children, and the answering of questions. The influence of positive role models on our children was evident too. Thank you all for following the Lord.

  5. I’m so sorry that Anna and Jesse were so sick. 🙁 It’s difficult enough to be sick when a person is at home, but I would imagine being “on the road” it’s even worse. ~ Our Lord is amazing, and I’m thankful He allowed things to work out for you all. 🙂

  6. Our family received encouragement & insight over the weekend! Thank you for ministering to us in spite of family illness. It has been delightful to see the children and mom & dad grow over the past several years and we look forward with hope to God’s continual outpouring to you! The kids are EXCITED to read Sarah’s new Moody’s book!

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