We’re excited to share with you about our newest ITonRamp course: iPhone Issentials! It begins this coming Tuesday, the 21st. For just $20, this two-week course will equip you to become a confident iPhone user. We’re doing things a bit differently with this course, no mentor calls or projects. You’ll watch a live webinar led by Nathan each week. Our goal is to offer a short course families can benefit from.
It seems you can’t go anywhere without seeing someone using an iPhone. They are powerful, yet potentially dangerous, tools. How do you attempt to protect your information while use a phone? iPhone Issentials covers key security features, parental controls, and helpful information.
If you’re anything like the typical iPhone user (insert: me), you know the basics, but not much beyond that. Coming from a security standpoint, you’ll be surprised to discover some key components that most people aren’t aware of. In addition, knowing how to harness parental controls is very important.
Last Tuesday was the final conference of the trip. The family had mixed feelings as the evening approached. We love to travel, meet people, be an encouragement, and be encouraged, but at the same time, it’s always good to get home and see the family.
The M’s, good friends of ours, hosted the conference. They did an incredible job! We met a bunch of great Oklahoman’s! Not to mention one family who drove seven hours from Texas! Folks’ hearts were tender and soaked in the message.
We heard the most touching story we’ve heard in a long time from one man. Fourteen years ago to the day, his house burned down. He lost not just his earthly material but also his precious wife and five daughters. He shared with us how the Lord has given him so much peace through the pain. He was a beautiful example of Christ’s love. It reminds us that we know nothing of hardship!
It was a perfect conference to wind up one more incredible, exciting conference trip! Thank you to each one who made the effort to come and giving us the chance to meet you.
A sweet family who has attended several conferences in the past.
“Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name. But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort?…” 1 Chronicles 29:13-14
So we’re on to the ceremony. Excitement continued to run high. Weddings are such a joyous occasion!
Jesse is practicing above. He played the bride’s processional.
Anna practicing her special “How Beautiful.”
Joseph greeted guests, which was a special touch. People love interacting with the groom!
And it begins! Joseph seats Mom.
Joshua was such a cute ringbearer!
And the trio of flower girls–wow! So precious.
Joseph and Elissa chose sand as their symbol instead of a unity candle. I love the sand idea: it shows how the two lives become so intertwined they’re inseparable! You can’t sort the different colored sand out once it’s mixed.
Joseph invited the guests to another wedding–the marriage supper of the Lamb (Revelation 19:9).
Joseph and Elissa sang “Channels Only.” It was such a sweet thing to see them sing.
The first kiss!
Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Maxwell!
After the recessional, we played a slideshow for the guests of Joseph and Elissa’s lives. People loved it! Anna spent many hours compiling the pictures. Great job, Anna!
Carter played music while they dismissed guests by row. Thanks, Carter!
“… and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 12:9
Out in the countryside of Georgia, we prepared for our last weekend conference. A big thank you to Mr. M! You did so much for this event. We were blessed by all who attended, especially since most of the families came from quite a ways! Folks from Texas flew in, and another family drove three hundred miles from Tennessee. We enjoyed getting to know the families who came better.
Both Friday and Saturday went well. We were quite blessed by the cool weather! It was perfect for the kids to burn off their energy during the breaks. Dad and Mom both did an incredible job on all the sessions! We were kept motivated in the panel discussion with the interesting questions we were asked.
One mom came up afterward and said with tears in her eyes how her family had been ministered to by the conference. A dad came up to Dad, and said very emotionally, how much the ministry has meant to them. Those testimonies bring us much joy. As long as we can, we will continue to bring the hope of Jesus’ light into families’ lives!
Then we had a great time of fellowship around dinner. Mr. M was gracious to provide a pizza dinner for anyone who wanted to stay. No doubt, it was a special conference.
This young man bought the Buying a House Debt-Free book and has a goal to buy his house debt-free someday. How exciting!
“… The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach.” Romans 10:8