Another weekend has come and gone: we just completed our half way mark on weekend conferences. We felt a warm welcome as we arrived at the church Friday afternoon. The set up went smoothly, although the sound was a little harder to work with.
It’s been wonderful to be able to park Uriah at each church; we definitely feel more rested come Saturday morning since we’re not having to take the time to drive to a hotel, then load out in the morning, and drive back to the church! Around 8:30 Saturday morning, families started arriving.
Dad had a wonderful group of men–men who were purposing to make godly choices right away, instead of waiting and thinking about them (which often turns into no decision). They were comitted to doing the right thing!
By the number of ladies who came to talk to Mom after each session, you could tell the Lord was working in hearts!
There were quite a few children who loved the Moody books, and it’s a joy to my heart. The greatest delight I received was from a family who shared that the Moody books were instrumental in bringing their son to the Lord! Praise Jesus.
The book tables kept us very busy!
We always enjoy talking in between sessions as we have time and opportunity.
We had a meal and some fellowship with two families after the conference at our coordinator’s home. Anna remarked how much their home felt like home (thanks W. family!). They also let us do laundry–fresh, clean clothes are great!
Sarah for the rest
“Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness” (Psalms 150:2).
We have been so grateful for a homeschool father who works for the California Highway Patrol. The Lord brought him along our path, and he has been an invaluable resource in helping us get to Sacramento and now to Carson City. He was the one who suggested we go ahead and do the pass on Thursday evening; later, we heard that the pass closed after that!
Then, Dad consulted with him last night about us getting to Carson City. The pass is expecting a lot of snow this afternoon and evening, and maybe some on Monday. He suggested we leave this morning to make it across. The scenery was almost breathtaking: tall pine trees bowed down with heavy snow, a wall on either side of the road of thick-packed snow, mist-shrouded meadows (or valleys?), and of course mountains.
So, we’re happy to be over the pass and ready for tomorrow night’s conference in Carson City. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for again bringing us safely here. We went from short-sleeve weather last weekend in Tucson, to winter weather in Nevada!
Sarah for the rest
“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool” (Isaiah 1:17-18).
We arrived at our conference location mid-afternoon, and the rain had just lifted, so it was perfect timing to unload quickly! Jesse does all the hand-trucking of the books, and he never complains, but has a great attitude about it, even in not-so-wonderful weather conditions.
The Lord brought many families to the Burbank conference, and it was a blessing to see several back from Wednesday night’s service. Hearts were again receptive to the message!
Sarah for the rest
“He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved” (Psalms 62:2).
We are here at the church, and we’re excited about this weekend’s conference in Folsom (outside of Sacramento)! We arrived around 1 p.m., and after family Bible time, set up was begun, and things are set now.
Thank you for praying. The Lord brought us safely here, and we’re anxious to see what He’ll do through this weekend.
“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us” (Ephesians 3:20).
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