We left New Hampshire at 6 am, and it was a rainy, cozy morning. John drove for five hours before he and Dad switched. Dad drove for the afternoon, and then John took another turn. With long distances, having two drivers helps a lot.
We had such interesting scenery: vibrant autumn colors, picturesque farms nestled among rolling hills, streams and lakes, low hanging clouds, and a beautiful sunset.
Most took naps this afternoon, which was very refreshing, as we’ve had a lot going on.
God has been very gracious to our family. We praise Him for opportunities to minister.
We are excited about the new Energize! conference. Friday night, in between music, we each gave a lightning talk on a burden of our hearts. Dad challenged each of us to develop a topic, practice giving it to the family, and then present it. We all loved it!
Saturday, the sessions were engaging and energizing. One thing we’ve done with the new conference is shorten the time slots from an hour to forty-five minutes, and that change worked great. Conference feedback from those who came was so encouraging!
We LOVE making new friends!
We’re grateful to the church who opened their doors to the conference and to the coordinator who invited us. Thank you!
We enjoyed being in Colorado again.
Serving Jesus, Sarah
“O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.” Psalms 90:14
We left home a little before noon. Right now, it’s a delightful, summer afternoon, with rain gently hitting the windshield. Inside, some are resting, some are working, and one is driving. Dinner is in the crockpot, and we’re so blessed to be on our way!
Speaking of blessed, we want to express our gratefulness to Christian Home Educators of Colorado for spreading the word about the Energize! conference. They are a great group and are there to support homeschoolers all year long.
The drive to Loveland is pretty easy, and we’ll get in tonight, Lord willing. I’m looking forward to seeing mountains again!
We’re excited to see what the Lord will do this weekend.
“But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation. I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.” Psalms 13:5-6
Life has been such a whirlwind, and yes, we’re about to dash off on a short weekend trip. It’s been nine months since Uriah’s been conference bound. This trip will be to Loveland–which is north of Denver. The Lord has clearly given the new sessions for the Energize! conference this year.
Our family has been very involved with helping Nathan and Melanie and Company, and since Drew is home from the hospital, less help is needed. God’s timing is amazing!
I look forward to sharing what the Lord will do this weekend. We hope to see some of you there! Back to preparations!
Serving Jesus, Sarah
“But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. “ Deuteronomy 4:29
We experienced a “first” on this trip: the first time meeting in a store-front church. Due to the limited individual rooms, we also used the church next door for sessions. It worked out perfectly!
Friday afternoon went quickly, with the usual set up, practice, and family Bible time. We enjoyed having a number of guests for our Bible time.
We were delighted to see quite a few people we knew along with meeting many others. Our conference coordinator attended Mt. Airy last year and felt led to invite us to give a weekend conference in Roanoke. I am so grateful for our coordinators on this trip. Each one had a heart for the conference and an anticipation in seeing what the Lord Jesus would do. Thank you for your enthusiasm, hospitality, and love for families.
We had families driving in from various distances, Florida, southern Georgia, Washington DC, North Carolina and of course Virginia. It’s exciting to see lives changed for the glory of God! I’m so grateful for a family who is “…not ashamed of the gospel of Christ..”
Friday and Saturday’s sessions went quite smoothly. As I sat in the back of Mom’s, I delighted in seeing how she is such an encouragement to the ladies. She is so practical and open, and by the ladies’ response, it’s obvious they are blessed. I was in Joseph’s, Who Is Jesus to You? session for a few minutes, and I love seeing his heart for the Lord. He’s filled with an intense love for Jesus, and it just flows right from his message. Dad’s guys met in the kitchen, and although a bit of a tight fit, it was great.
May we each serve the Lord Jesus with every breath He gives us.
Joyfully His, Sarah
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 1 Timothy 2:15
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