This is My Story…

This is my song, praising my Savior, all the day long.

Those first two phrases This is my story; this is my song, often echo through my mind. We have so much for which to be grateful. How can we not proclaim what Jesus has done for us?

Cameron Park is nestled among rolling, green hills–a beautiful area. March 15-16th was our only open weekend on this trip until February 14th, when the Lord provided a conference facility. I love to see how Jesus works. If you could live on the bus and experience life on the road, you’d see all the tangible, practical evidences. Believe me. There are many!

Friday afternoon set up and music practice went smoothly. Another great group of families came for the small business session, and we had underestimated how many to set up for, so Joseph and others added chairs and tables as people arrived.

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We transitioned to the sanctuary for music and Be Inspired! Afterward, people mingled talking and fellowshipping.
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Saturday morning, we prepared for the day. After personal preparations, there are other things to do such as sound and projector set up, in addition to signage.

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Green smoothies for breakfast.
Preparing signs.
Preparing signs.
Good morning ;).
Good morning ;).

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At nine, the conference began. It seemed the day went quickly, as we transitioned from one session to another, with short breaks and much activity.

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Each session went well, and I loved seeing the enthusiasm my family had when sharing. During lunch, many families picnicked in the large courtyard. The spacious area, combined with awesome temperatures and weather, made it a perfect place, not only to eat, but also to fellowship in between sessions.

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This sweet group offered me a Fig Newton as I stopped by their lunch table.
This sweet group offered me a Fig Newton when I stopped by their lunch table.

I personally was blessed by meeting some happy Moody readers. I smile when I see the sparkle in their eyes and hear their enjoyment of the books.

Mary talked with a mom, and we were touched by her story. A number of years ago, this young wife and her husband were both diagnosed with cancer. At that time, they had three young children. The wife brought her children along with her when she had radiation, and they would wait while she underwent treatments. Before she got radiation, she would grocery shop. She remembers the worst time was when she took her husband in for his surgery. This difficult time in their lives went on for two years. Now, they are both cancer free, and God has blessed them with another child. It reminds me of how the Lord’s grace sustains an individual through the hardest of times, and not only sustains them, but also strengthens their faith. This mom was living proof of that!

Here are some comments we heard from conference families:

Just what I needed.

We were ready for a 180.

Really encouraging.

If you came for only one person, it was for me.

It was awesome!

Our lives were changed three years ago when you came.

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Last weekend's panel had some of the most challenging questions we have had yet.
Last weekend’s panel had some of the most challenging questions we have had yet.

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Load out help.

May Jesus bring lasting fruit in the lives of those who take their precious time to come to a conference. We were greatly encouraged and delighted with what we already see taking place in families’ lives!

Serving Jesus,
Sarah

“He is thy praise, and he is thy God, that hath done
for thee these great and terrible things,
which thine eyes have seen.”

Deuteronomy 10:18

9 thoughts on “This is My Story…”

  1. Thanks for sharing. Loved the comments you have heard about the conference. What an incredible testimony about the couple with cancer and praise God they are now cancer free. There is no doubt He shall sustain them.

  2. Thank you Sarah for this comprehensive description of your fruitful weekend. I can see how wonderful the facilities and the weather were, all culminating in a conference brimming with fellowshipping, encouragement, and journeys with the Lord. Praise Him indeed! Although I am in Australia, I always follow your blog and your conferences and through this and my prayers for your family I feel a part of it all.

    Thank you so much for your ministry Maxwell family. May God continue to bless you.

    Love, Cate N.

  3. I know you all are so busy, but wonder if you ever thought of publishing on your blog some of you panel questions and answers?

    Thanks for all you do.

    Becky
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    We have discussed some different options. Not sure at this point.

  4. I was never really able to notice God’s work in my life until I read Sweet Journey and started keeping a prayer journal. Now I have a better knowledge of his work. It is amazing what he does for those who trust and obey.
    Praying for the last leg of your trip this weekend.

  5. It is such a blessing to see how many lives you all touch in the Lord’s name! I really enjoy the pics and the recap of the conferences. Btw: I love how Anna has been styling her hair lately. It is especially pretty when it’s curled. God Bless!

  6. “Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.” (: So thankful the Lord is blessing your trip! And blessed by your testimony of His goodness!

  7. Glad things are going so well for you and that God is blessing your efforts. I like your new conference outfits-they’re pretty.
    Yes, I like Anna’s curly hair. Have a blessed, safe rest of the trip. Yesterday was the first day of spring, but here it is still very cold.

    Rebecca K.

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