Category Archives: Travel

Blessed in Fort Smith

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.

Jesse sharing with the young people
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With Chelsy’s wedding photographer and sister!

Mary and Anna with our sweet friend!

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.

Bible time with friends after the conference

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.

Mary and this sweet baby

Story time
A beautiful way to end this post

“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.”
(Philippians 1:5-6)

Three Maxwells Go on a Ministry Trip

Thursday, we said good-bye to Anna, Mary, and John as they left for a several week ministry trip to a location we choose to leave undisclosed for the privacy of the ministry they are serving with. Please lift them up in prayer, for many opportunities to share Christ and for health and protection.

Home is definitely quieter with some gone, but we still have some interesting blog posts coming up!

Love,
Sarah

Frozen custard on the way to the airport :: My sisters are such a joy!
Ellie preferred having her own seat.
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John Maxwell

“And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written,
How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace,
and bring glad tidings of good things!”
Romans 10:15

Snow Anyone?

Hello from snowy Colorado! Mom and I are having a blessed time, and wow, what a snowstorm. I’ve never been in a storm like this before, but it’s over now, leaving us with over two feet of snow (maybe closer to three). More later!

Love,
Sarah

“Day unto day uttereth speech, and night
unto night sheweth knowledge.”  
Psalm 19:2

15 Hours, 1000 Miles Later

We pulled up to Home Sweet Home about 9:30 last night. The drive was pleasant, from rolling hills beginning to show their autumn splendor, to the flatlands of the Midwest. We also love to be together, and the 15 hours passed quickly with talking, worship, prayer, and just enjoying the scenery.

We also saw the lunar eclipse begin and then continue to encompass the moon. AMAZING! God’s Creation and design is incredible.

Love,
Sarah

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Looking at the lunar eclipse from our driveway.
Looking at the lunar eclipse from our driveway.

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“And God called the firmament Heaven. And the
evening and the morning were the second day.”
Genesis 1:8

Teri to Speak in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, January 12th

Hello all! I hope your new year has started off well. Ours has been very blessed.

We thought those in the Kansas City area might be interested in an upcoming event. Mom was asked by the Lee’s Summit Home Educators to speak at their meeting, which will be next Monday, January 12th, at 7 pm. She’s going to talk on Homeschooling with a Meek and Quiet Spirit. For more details, see this link.

We’re excited for this opportunity, and we pray it will bless many moms as they dive back into the last part of the school year! Please, if you’ve come from reading this on the blog, introduce yourselves to one of the family. It’s a joy to meet you!

Stay warm!

Love,
Sarah

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“But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which
is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek
and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God
of great price.”
1 Peter 3:4

Seeing God Work

We saw many answers to prayer for the Wichita conference. As it approached, snow was in the forecast. That pretty much went away, and there was only a slight dusting. We prayed for families. God gave us many! We prayed for open hearts. God gave incredible hearts! We prayed that husbands and wives would come together, and they did!

Friday set up went great. It was fun to have Joseph and Elissa with us. Elissa pitched right in and helped with the book tables, while Joseph worked on the music set up. They practiced music, and it seemed like time flew! At 5 p.m., we began with three sessions. Dad did the business session, Mom the Schedule Triage, and I gave the writing session. We all had awesome groups and good interactions.

That evening, it was a treat having Joseph and Elissa join in the music. Elissa played her guitar on several songs, and she and Joseph sang “Channels Only.” We each gave our 5-minute talk about a passion of our heart, and it’s such a joy to share!

Saturday went smoothly. We all enjoyed fellowshipping with the many families who attended. Our hearts are to encourage believers in their walk with the Lord Jesus and their relationships with their families. So many people are hungry for like-hearted fellowship, and we love to be apart of helping them meet each other. God is good! Joseph gave his Who Is Jesus to You? session for young people after lunch.

We are very grateful for each family who came. One came all the way from Minneapolis, MN. We had families attend from all over Kansas, and some from Oklahoma. Thank you all!

A special thank you to our coordinator for all she invested.

Love,
Sarah

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Anna Marie and Joshua made cookies for us to bring.

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We had a great time of fellowship with several families at the hotel's breakfast room Friday evening.
We had a great time of fellowship with several families at the hotel’s breakfast room Friday evening.

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Saturday dawned beautiful.

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Here’s Mary with two cute little ones before Saturday’s first session.DSC_4575

A grandpa with his granddaughter
A grandpa with his granddaughter

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I couldn't help but smile to myself when I saw this.
I couldn’t help but smile to myself when I saw this.

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Joseph’s session.DSC_4666DSC_4671

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DSC_4686DSC_4692DSC_4716DSC_4740One of our friends offered to take a picture of us girls, and I am grateful. We don’t often get pictures together, and it was sweet to have our new sister-in-law in it too!

“Because thy lovingkindness is better than life,
my lips shall praise thee.”
Psalms 63:3