Stop #10: Berlin, Wisconsin

Thursday morning, we left the state park and headed to Wisconsin. We stopped in Madison to do our weekly Costco run, which was uneventful. Well, uneventful until we realized the next day, when our ice cubes weren’t frozen, that we had overloaded the freezer/fridge. We were grateful, though, that we were able to put some of the items in this weekend’s church freezer, until ours caught up.

Arriving in Berlin about 4 p.m., we pulled into the yard, which is also the parking area of the church. The church building used to be a one-room schoolhouse, but it’s been converted to a little church facility. Since we knew there were space limitations, we scheduled only two simultaneous sessions. The youth were downstairs, and the parents upstairs. The book tables, for the first time ever, were set up in the cry room. It was a tight fit, but the girls made it work!

A young man had gained permission to borrow lights run off a generator, which enabled the parking area to be well-lit. It was a chilly, almost wintry-feeling evening, but several men and boys were outside helping people park, since parking space was limited. Family after family showed up, and it was a joy to see many new faces and reunite with some we already knew. Dad and Mom shared their Anger Relationship Poison session for the first hour, while Joseph gave his Who is Jesus to You session. Then, after a break, in which 100+ people were moving around in a tight area :-), Dad and Mom gave Building a Vision while John and Anna did Brothers and Sisters, Best Friends Forever.

Afterward, we had a blessed time of fellowship. This was a very social group of believers, with some still talking when we left about 10:45 p.m.

Thank you, M. family, for your gracious hospitality, work on the conference, and for our breakfast basket. We have enjoyed the fruit and muffins with the pancake mix still to come.

Waiting on Him,

Dinner with the two families.
Prayer before the session.

Reaching out and touching hands.
A coordinator from a conference several years ago came with her family, and it was a joy to see them!

“For God is not unrighteous to forget your work
and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward
his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints,
and do minister.” Hebrews 6:10

3 thoughts on “Stop #10: Berlin, Wisconsin”

  1. Reminds me of some of our Amish and Mennonite friend’s community school houses. What an awesome use for it, if it isn’t a school any longer. Sounds like a great turn out. I am grateful that your family is willing to go to the places that are not the norm and let God work in the hearts of those He brings. Thank you for your obedience to His call, and may our Lord continue to be glorified.

  2. We were so blessed to share the evening together-God knew what we all needed to hear-and I particularly enjoyed the visiting afterward. I had such a lovely visit with Anna-thank you all for being such a light, for having real joy, and for loving like Jesus!
    may the rest of your trip be a continual feast for hungry hearts!

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