A Great Way to Wrap Up the Trip

We experienced a “first” on this trip: the first time meeting in a store-front church. Due to the limited individual rooms, we also used the church next door for sessions. It worked out perfectly!

Friday afternoon went quickly, with the usual set up, practice, and family Bible time. We enjoyed having a number of guests for our Bible time.

We were delighted to see quite a few people we knew along with meeting many others. Our conference coordinator attended Mt. Airy last year and felt led to invite us to give a weekend conference in Roanoke. I am so grateful for our coordinators on this trip. Each one had a heart for the conference and an anticipation in seeing what the Lord Jesus would do. Thank you for your enthusiasm, hospitality, and love for families.

We had families driving in from various distances, Florida, southern Georgia, Washington DC, North Carolina and of course Virginia. It’s exciting to see lives changed for the glory of God! I’m so grateful for a family who is “…not ashamed of the gospel of Christ..”

Friday and Saturday’s sessions went quite smoothly. As I sat in the back of Mom’s, I delighted in seeing how she is such an encouragement to the ladies. She is so practical and open, and by the ladies’ response, it’s obvious they are blessed. I was in Joseph’s, Who Is Jesus to You? session for a few minutes, and I love seeing his heart for the Lord. He’s filled with an intense love for Jesus, and it just flows right from his message. Dad’s guys met in the kitchen, and although a bit of a tight fit, it was great.

May we each serve the Lord Jesus with every breath He gives us.

Joyfully His,

A peek into our Friday afternoon setups.





Jesse does an awesome job of making sure things are set up and working properly.


Renelle and I have known each other for over ten years, and she and her husband drove 4 1/2 hours to come on Saturday. It was a delight to see them, along with meeting their precious little girl.


I couldn't pass by this picture at the lunch hour. These little guys looked to be a bundle of, well, life ;).
I couldn’t pass by this picture at the lunch hour. These little guys looked to be a bundle of, well, life ;).
Mary with our friends the C. family! It was so good to see y’all again.
Anna with some of the P. family’s children. You all are a blessing!


Liberty and I
Liberty and I

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman
that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
1 Timothy 2:15

5 thoughts on “A Great Way to Wrap Up the Trip”

  1. I was such a blessing and encouragement to be able to come to the conference this past weekend. We learned so much. We are so grateful to you family for taking the time and doing the hard work of putting on these conferences and sharing with others. My very bashful boy was so happy to meet Sarah and to get book number 8. Yall were truly a blessing to our family.

  2. Thank you for sharing all these updates and wonderful photos. Also thank you again for ministering to others for our Lord—you all are touching so many hearts and lives for Him!
    Love, Mrs. Patti 🙂

  3. Looks like it was a wonderful time, but I’m sure you’re glad to be back home again! I pray that everyone was blessed by the conferences and that God will use the messages to change lives to His glory.

    On a side note, I’m always on the look-out for modest layering tanks or shells and love the ones that you ladies use. Do you get them at a certain place?

    God bless!

    Christina K.
    Mostly Christopher and Banks

  4. It was such a blessing and encouragement to hear your family speak and share this past weekend. We are so thankful for your family. We hope you can come back to town soon. May God continue to bless your family.

  5. What a blessing and joy to have the Maxwell’s w/ us in Roanoke!! The other day, I saw one of the family’s that were able to join us for the conference and they were over flowing w/ joy as the talked about the conference and the life changing sessions. Thank you Maxwell family for ‘giving to the Lord’. We are already praying about next year !!
    You all were such a blessing to us. Thank you for inviting us. Praying for lasting fruit in lives.
    The Maxwell’s

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