Friday afternoon, as we neared our destination in Choctaw, we noticed billowing plumes of smoke. When we came to the church, we realized one of the fires wasn’t far. The afternoon progressed, and the wildfire came within a mile of the church, continuing a direct course toward us, and the air became hazy and ash pieces floated by. We prayed and continued with set up. Around 5:30, the wind died down, and the imminent approach of the smoke decreased. The next morning, the sky was clear. Our hearts were burdened for those who lost their homes (3 in all with that particular fire).
The weekend held several unique challenges, including the fire, but the Lord gave grace and strength for everything. Time went quickly, as each session was filled with sharing what the Lord has laid on our hearts. In between sessions and after the conference, we were blessed by many great encouraging conversations. It was obvious the Lord was working in hearts!
We’re looking forward to Lodi this weekend!
Quite a few of the pictures below Dave took. Thank you!
Sarah for the rest
“And the Lord shall guide thee continually…” (Isaiah 58:11).