A Weekend Way Up North!

This conference gets the award of geographically being our most northern conference! Friday was a busy day! We started out by doing our normal routine of devotions, exercise, breakfast, and getting ready for the day. At 9:00 a.m., some fathers and sons came to set up the chairs. There was much teamwork, and soon everything was prepared  in no time. Meanwhile, many of us worked on the book tables and sound.

Thursday, a lady who works at one of the care centers where we sang had invited us spur-of-the moment over for lunch the next day at her home with her family. We were greatly blessed by her offer of hospitality to a family she didn’t even know. We finished setup and then went over to her house for lunch! We had a wonderful time together, and they cooked a delicious lunch. In addition, Friday afternoon, a mom stopped by the bus and brought us some home-made treats and another mom gave us some at the conference.

It was a joy to see the large group Friday evening. Considering the population of the city and surrounding area, it was amazing the turn out. Music and the Building a Vision session went smoothly! What made this conference a little different was that we had a closing session at 6:30 p.m.. on Saturday. Normally the conference ends after the 2:00 session. Dad and Mom’s closing session was entitled Anger Relationship Poison.

Set up.
Practice time.
The Dads praying together.
The two front speakers were causing feedback trouble, so Dad came up with a creative way to cut down the feedback.

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)

6 thoughts on “A Weekend Way Up North!”

  1. what was the dessert you had? It looks good!
    It was called Surprise Buns. The lady explained to me that on bake day, they would use their leftover dough to make these. It was a gooey topping/mixture of brown sugar/cinnamon and probably butter. I don’t know how long they baked for.

  2. Thanks for sharing the many pictures! I like Mary’s hairstyle and Anna’s vest!! The picture of the little boy and the baby is priceless!!!!!

    Hope Uriah is doing well! We’re praying for you! Can’t wait for you to come to St. Louis!! We’re ssooooo excited!!!!

    God bless! Rebecca K.

  3. What an incredible turn out. Beautiful pictures! It seemed like a good variety of people. What a great way to end the conference (with the new session). How true that anger is poison and too often people can’t identify that as the poison in their relationships until they hear it spoken. I am glad to hear the Lord utilized you to get that message across. May we all daily search our hearts to make sure we are harboring something that taints our relationships! Continuing in prayer for your ministry.
    Actually, the Anger session isn’t a new session, but we don’t generally have time to give it on a weekend.

  4. I know they remind me of Monkey Bread. At least when you described it that is what it made me think of. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope your trip is save and I am glad the Lord is watching out for you and your family.

  5. for the surprise buns we would generally use cream or milk instead of butter. They are really good.

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