I am sitting at the dining room table in the river house marveling at all the Lord has done this past week. Only one week ago, we were motoring along the interstate, hitting heavy traffic, slow downs, and rain. The Lord used those tire alarms to get us off the busy interstate and direct us to the repair shop. The transmission is to arrive at the shop tomorrow (likely morning), and then we should be able to pick up the bus on Tuesday, Lord willing.
We spent the weekend in Orlando with the conference and came back to the river house last night.
We clearly saw the Lordâ€™s hand working throughout the conference. Set up went just fine, considering the unloading process was different with the van and truck. A sweet widow from the church made us a delicious dinner of lasagnaâ€”and it was an extra special blessing since weâ€™re without a â€œkitchen.â€ Friday nightâ€™s music and the Building a Vision session ran smoothly. A highlight for me was meeting Annie, a sweet young lady who gave me a bookmark she had cross-stitched. It was precious.
When the sessions were through and after we had talked with several families, we headed for our hotel. Since we were going back to the river house after the conference on Saturday, we had packed light in order to make it easier to load in and out of the hotel for just one night. We were grateful for Godâ€™s provision of the rooms.
When we began Friday evening, hearts didnâ€™t seem too open. But as each session progressed, hearts were softened, and the Lord was doing a mighty work! It was exciting to see.
Young people also told us that they were blessed by their sessions. I think the newest one, A Necessary Skill for Life, is having a big impact in young peopleâ€™s lives.
Lunch was catered in for only $5 per person by Chick-Fil-A and was very tasty. Eat mor chikin! Right?!
We truly are grateful for those of you who are standing by us in prayer. We need your prayers, and we feel them. Thank you!
We look forward to Palm Coast Monday night. Palm Coast is outside of St. Augustine.
“For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth forever. Praise ye the LORD.” Psalms 117:2