tucked on the front plains of Colorado was the location for our weekend conference. Fort Morgan. I looked up the town’s history online and found indeed it was a fort at one point from 1865-1868.
We rolled into town about 1 p.m. Several families were setting rooms up for the conference. Our coordinator did an amazing job of handling the details (and beyond!) that go into a conference. She even made signs to direct people where to go for the sessions. Book table set up went smoothly, and practice was great too.
The Lord brought families from the nearby areas. It was an absolute joy and delight to talk to those that came. We love hearing how the Lord Jesus works in hearts and lives. After each conference, we share together as we drive about those we have interacted with and their amazing stories. One story in particular this weekend was heart-wrenching of extreme courage and dedication.
Hearts were extremely open and receptive to what was shared. We pray for lasting fruit!
Joseph gave his new session for youth, Who Is Jesus to You?. The Lord so blessed it! He will give it again in Memphis this weekend.
Saturday morning, the guys often help direct families to the sessions.
Often, moms with little ones sit near the back, and this was a tender duo.
Anna, a blog reader (hi!), and Mary
Fellowship is enjoyed at conferences.
We ended the conference with something new: family to families, a panel discussion. The idea was to end the Memphis conference this way; to give families a chance to ask questions about things they learned or just ask a question in general. Then, we decided to add it on to many of our upcoming weekends, except for Pittsburgh, where we don’t have time. There were definitely a major question on some of our minds. Simply this: would there be any questions posed? We had encouraged people to write their questions out and place them in a box on the book tables. Sure enough, by the time the panel discussion was to begin, questions were in the box. We all thoroughly enjoyed the panel, and the time flew by quickly. There was just enough time to answer all of the questions. When Dad asked those listening if it had been beneficial, there was a resounding “yes.” So, for those who will be attending any of the upcoming weekend conferences (again, except for Pittsburgh, where there were time constraints), you’ll have the same opportunity.
The Z. family: blog readers!
We would be grateful for your prayers as we pack for 6 weeks. There is a lot to do over these next three and a half days, but the Lord’s grace is always sufficient. We praise Him for giving us a message to share!
“But now having no more place in
these parts, and having a great desire
these many years to come unto you.”Â