You might think that all of our weekend conferences are the same, and yes, in content they are, but there are many different variables to each. For example: the church layout of the building, the weather, the acoustics in the sanctuary where we do music, and the people who attend :-).
Music Friday evening went quite smoothly. It’s always a joy to hear each of my family share a testimony and what the Lord has laid on their hearts to share with the group. After a quick break, Dad and Mom gave Building a Vision.
Saturday dawned cloudy and cold, but we were ready for the day. Generally, we are in the church about 8, putting the final touches on our set up. The guys are responsible for the audio/visual items, and we girls finish up tidying at the book tables and hang signs to the sessions if needed, and talk to families arriving as we’re able. Time flies!
Our hearts were so encouraged by the Lord visibly working in lives. Thank You, Lord Jesus!
It was a fast-paced day, and we had a few issues with our computers/printers at the book tables, which made it a little harder, but the Lord is good. 🙂
Sometimes this is made very clear. For example, yesterday, as we were driving from the conference, the overwhelming smell of sewer hit us. We tried to ignore it, but oh no, the smell was very strong. Occasionally, the smell of Febreeze (bathroom fresher) would waft through the front cabin, in an effort to dilute the odor.
What was the cause? Joseph and John figured it out. The windvane on the sewer vent had frozen in the forward position so as we drove it forced air into the sewer tank and fumes into the cabin, which resulted in the awful smell.
Today, John climbed up to the vent to see if it was still frozen and to try to seal it in the correct position. The smell is no longer in the air, so hopefully that won’t happen again, but, since we’re going north, and we’re still in freezing temperatures, it wouldn’t surprise me :-).
“He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved” (Psalms 62:2).
Here we are at our first Canadian destination for this trip: Edmonton, Alberta! We look forward to a full weekend ahead.
We actually arrived about 1 p.m., after running a few errands. We’re already set up and ready to go. The sun is even shining, but it still feels like we’re in the middle of winter :-). Thank you for your prayers. We are so grateful!
It feels like we’re pretty far north. But, the assistant pastor here told us that they support missionaries in the Arctic Circle, and Edmonton is just half way between Jacksonville, Florida and the Arctic Circle. How amazing is that?
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“The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing” (Zephaniah 3:17).
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