We arrived at the church late afternoon. Our coordinators provided a delicious chicken spaghetti dinner, which allowed us great fellowship with them before the conference began.
The coordinator had come to a conference of ours several years ago. It had impacted their family, and the Lord had put it on their hearts to bring that message back to Ft. Smith. We are grateful for their efforts and investment in those who came to the conference. They took super good care of us while we were there meeting our every need! Thank you!!
In addition to local families, we had families drive from Kentucky, Texas, New Mexico, Kansas, and Missouri.
Friday evening, we began with Schedule Triage question and answer session for ladies while Steve did the business session. We had a great group!
For this conference, we completely revised our Building a Vision session, and we were happy with the result. Another change was a food and fellowship time at 8:00 after Building a Vision. It was a great success!
Saturday’s sessions went well with a flashback to our original conferences. We even pulled off the question and answer panel at the close of the conference with just five of us.
The church was available until 7:00 p.m. so those who wanted to stayed for a pizza dinner.
As we talked with people during and after the conference, we were blessed as they shared what God was doing in their hearts during the weekend.
On Sunday we joyfully worshipped at the coordinator’s church. Steve preached. Jesse led the singing, and Anna did a Bible story for the children. After church, they treated us to a wonderful Arkansas smoked meat home cooked dinner. When it was time to leave for home, it was hard to say goodbye.
“For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; Being
confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in
you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”