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