The Inspire! Conference Coming to the Boise Area

The Inspire! Conference will be coming to the Boise Area, July 12-13th. We’re thrilled the Lord opened doors for us to be there.

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Please see this link for more details. Also, as a special side note, we’ll be giving away one Computer Essentials Course during the weekend, but in order to have a possibility of winning, you’ll need to have pre-registered your family for the conference.

We don’t go to the Northwest very often. If you’d like to coordinate a single-evening or a weekend conference while we’re out that direction, please contact us right away.

Exciting projects are happening around the Maxwell house. Stay tuned for more details!

For now, I’ll leave you with a testimony ;).

Joyfully His,
Sarah

“My name is Selena and recently my four children and I attended the Be Inspired! conference. We also went early to the small business session, and we were very inspired. There were so many aspects of our life and our walk that were touched on, and we all left with a desire to love God and each other more.

My sons and I also left with a desire to start our own business. On the drive home the car was filled with enthusiastic talk and many ideas as to what we could do for our business.

When we got home, I spoke with my husband about everything we had learned. He caught this vision of a family business, and we began to plan. We decided on a lawn care business, but we told the kids we needed some time to save to begin to buy a few pieces of equipment. Later my boys shared this idea with my parents who were completely behind us. My dad then donated a lawn mower, weed wacker, blower and edger. We now had what we needed to begin. I drew up and printed flyers and my husband along with my sons started to pound the pavement. Flyers went out by the hundreds. Fast forward to one month later, my sons have 5 monthly accounts and have done 20 single jobs and the phone keeps ringing daily. They even earned enough money to buy a small trailer to hook up to my husband’s SUV. I am amazed at how the boys have banded together to work side by side and the closeness it has brought to our whole family as we work for a common goal. Thank you for inspiring us as we continue to walk with God!!!”

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“Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall
strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.”
Psalms 27:14

Aunties’ Picnic | Welcome Summer

Recently, we hosted a picnic at Aunties’ Park. Everyone who was invited greatly anticipated the picnic! We asked each invitee to bring a friend with them – a stuffed animal or doll!

At noon-time, with much pleasure, our picnic started! Mary and I went over to get our three little nieces and brought them over Aunties’ Park to begin the festivities! First, we burned off some energy before eating. We enjoyed running, sliding, playing tag, and more! Then we all went inside to gather our lunch and bring it out. All the girls are good helpers, and with teamwork we carried everything we needed to our fort!

We ate our picnic lunch, and then had played on the playset. After that we ran races. For races, we stagger everyone according to their speed/ability. The races were a big hit!

We planned a special surprise for dessert, and when we announced that it was dessert time, there were many cheers! We had strawberry-banana popsicles, and the girls loved the summer-time treat! Even little Christina was very eager to get her share! The popsicles cooled everyone off before it was time to go home so the happy, tired girls could take naps! We are so thankful to the Lord for giving us a beautiful day and sweet nieces to have a picnic with!

Anna

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Praying.
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What a sweet group!

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“While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest,
and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”
Genesis 8:22

New Hampshire’s Conference

Friday afternoon, we left our friends’ home at one, and we drove on tree-lined roads in rural New Hampshire. New England is so pretty with dense, tree-covered areas, curvy country roads, wildflowers, little streams, pine trees, quaint houses, and old buildings. On our drive, our hosts told us that we would be passing a trebuchet. A what? A trebuchet is a type of catapult used to throw (in this case) pumpkins a long distance. Just look at the pictures closely. The man who owns the trebuchet is a world champion. You never know what you might see when traveling :).

We arrived in the little town of Greenfield about two. One couldn’t have asked for a prettier day. We had vivid blue skies with fluffy white clouds, cool temperatures, and a nice breeze. Set up and practice went well. We received much help in hauling the book table items up a flight of stairs–thank you all!

Friday evening, the Lord brought families to the small business session, followed by our music time. There was a great mix of businesses, and the discussion was good. I enjoy seeing how Dad leads each group with its diversity.

The next morning it was clear and beautiful. We were grateful for the cool temperatures, since the historic building didn’t have air conditioning. I want to take a minute to thank each of my brothers and sisters for their hard work. They fulfill their responsibilities cheerfully and thoroughly. They speak with enthusiasm and passion. They delight in talking with those who attend. The morning’s sessions were well received, and the day was perfect for families to spread out on the lawn for picnics. The afternoon’s sessions speedily passed, and we closed with the family panel discussion. I love seeing how the Lord brings questions each week. We have always filled up our time and often we have to hurry to try to finish the question we have received. It’s a great way to end the conference.

Several families this weekend shared that their lives changed as a result of the conference. Praise Jesus! After the conference, a family said their son sent them a note about how he likes family time in God’s Word, and he would love to spend more time in it (as they were going to be), and how he loved going to the Maxwell’s conference. He desired to grow closer and closer to the Lord Jesus. Amen!

We met many new families in addition to being happy to see families who had attended previous conferences. We love sharing as the Lord Jesus gives us opportunities.

Serving Jesus,
Sarah

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“I will instruct thee and teach thee in the
way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.”
Psalm 32:8

Motoring Along

Good morning!

It’s a sunny day, and we’re trekking along the state of Indiana. Last night, Dad and John traded about 10:30, and John drove until a little after 4 am. We parked at a W-M outside of Dayton, and Dad began driving about 8:30. We have a little less than 600 miles to tackle. The Lord is good, and we look forward to reaching home this evening!

Blessings,
Sarah

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Thank you to Jesse for the scenery pictures.

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If one were in a non-bus/truck vehicle, this would surely be a problem.
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Late night windshield cleaner.
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Late night fuel up!

“When I remember thee upon my bed,
and meditate on thee in the night watches.”
Psalms 63:6

We’re on the Road!

Right after lunch, at 12:40, we began our 1500 mile trek home. We were blessed by our friends’ hospitality and fellowship, and we enjoyed the extra time the painting afforded. Now, we’re tackling the miles and looking forward to being home for three weeks. Yes, exactly three weeks from today, we leave for Boise!

We’re currently in New York, nearing Buffalo.

Serving Jesus,
Sarah

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Trying to clean Anna’s hands off ;).

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Dinner time! We enjoyed many meals of delicious food and wonderful company.

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“Trust in him at all times; ye people,
pour out your heart before him:
God is a refuge for us. Selah.”
Psalms 62:8