After an eventful Wednesday evening, and an early morning Thursday, we were completely tired by Thursday evening. We shopped at Wal-Mart, stocking up on some food items and such, and then we had a nice dinner (salad/chili & chips/Oreos), before driving to the church to park for the night. We had our family Bible time before going to bed.
Friday morning, we woke up feeling refreshed. It was raining, but although the forecast called for several inches of snow, the weather did not do that. We set up in the afternoon, and the younger five practiced some music as well.
Saturday morning dawned, cold and misty. We experienced a new issue we’ve never had before. The church’s restrooms were not working because the septic tank drain field saturated with all the melting snow and rain. So, this was definitely going to be a conference stopper. We know the Lord is in control, and we were anxious to see how this was going to work. We prayed that the Lord’s will be done, but it looked pretty hopeless.
Phone calls were made with Â no answers to our problem. Then two dads came forward, one whose profession was in septic tank service. We started the conference while they worked the problem. They both missed the first session, but we were able to continue the conference and the restrooms were restored to service.
Many families drove a number of hours to attend: from South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Canada. It was a blessing to be able to meet and get to know them a bit. The young people’s sessions and the dads’ were held in the basement, and we maxed out the rooms, but that’s a good problem to have.
I personally love to see my family in action. They all know what to do, and they do their tasks well. It’s a joy to see them scattered here and there, moving to the next session, talking to those who have come, and helping at the book tables.
We look forward to Watertown, South Dakota’s conference tonight.
Sarah for the rest
“For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life” (Proverbs 6:23).