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
Last Monday night was a very small conference. Despite the few numbers, we knew the Lord wanted us to be there. We were so grateful for our coordinator, and those who came with open hearts!
This young lady made us banana bread!
“Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered willingly…”
1 Chronicles 29:8
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.”
5 weeks, 1 brother married, and 5500 miles later, we’re headed home! We don’t have far to drive, so we’ll be home by noon (Lord willing). The morning started out with seeing the end of the lunar eclipse. It was so pretty.
We are filled with awe and gratitude for the opportunities Jesus gave us to share with others. We can’t wait to see our family back at home, including the newlyweds. Watch for continued conference reports, finishing out Colorado items, and yes, more wedding pictures.
“For this cause also thank we God without ceasing,
because, when ye received the word of God
which ye heard of us, ye received it not as
the word of men, but as it is in truth,
the word of God, which
effectually worketh also in you that believe.”
1 Thessalonians 2:13
We had a special time of worship this morning with other believers, and then we headed for Mississippi after that. We stopped about an hour outside of Meridian at a great little state campground. We had a fire, and grilled hot dogs and roasted marshmallows.
Two more conferences, and then we’ll be home Wednesday!
“For our heart shall rejoice in him,
because we have trusted in his holy name.”