There were wonderful times of teaching, singing,
prayer and fellowship at this year's
of Faith Bible conference at Twin Rocks
conference grounds on the Oregon Coast. We
were so grateful for times spent fellowshipping with
old friends, meeting new friends and praying
together about life situations different ones were
facing. We were grateful for opportunity to
pray for healing for Kathryn, to pray for our
children and to have great times of playing
together. We also so appreciated seeing the
different changes that God is making in lives of
people and families we've come to love through the
years of seeing one another at annual conferences.
It rained heavily throughout the weekend but the
time was still sweet! Morning seemed to come a
bit too early after some late nights! We are
grateful for the work of the Shield of Faith and for
the wonderful reports from the different
missionaries and their families.
we try to duck the
but they're too fast!
On the road again...
I was text messaging
& sending pictures
to Timothy numerous
the long weekend! So happy for that phone!
Andrew... getting ready to leave for
Twin Rocks;not bothered at all about
the 6 hour trip ahead!
And then when we arrived at Twin Rocks,
Joey greeted the visitor on the door of our cabin!
We had a wonderful cabin again this year -
plenty of room for everyone... four bunk beds
and the cabin even had two showers!!
Amelia riding along...
looking out the window...
She always loves car trips!
Dolly is too tired... again.
We got our room all set up and
everything situated and then it was soon time for
the meetings to begin and then it was bedtime for
Fun visiting with family
after the meetings... Kathryn was
missing Timothy and was sending text
messages with James to Timothy
Samuel soooo excited to play volleyball
Joey and Stephen with the shuffleboard
Samuel and the cello
Kathryn and 'melia
Wes taking pictures...
During & after the meetings, there
were many opportunities for singing
and playing music and
James, Micah, Nathan and Nathaniel
were continual reminders to me
of Timothy's absence...
working in California, missed the
conference again this year.
champion pool players
... hours of fun in the recreation room
Hannah and pamela
'melia just came back from craft time
wearing her new visor.
Even in the rain... Andrew loved playing outside on
the BigToy and Slide!
A bunch of the boys on the last day picnic lunch
dolly likes the picnic...
Naomi after lunch the last day...
Kathryn & Naomi with a friend
Finally, sunny outdoor play!
Wes and I were attempting to hear the testimonies
being given. There was a baptism at the
lake... miraculously, it was sunny for the first
time of the weekend! Most all of the weekend
it was absolutely
pouring rain and everyone was soaked!
'melia called it a "bath-tism"
and was so happy for those who were bath-tised
Joey and Friend, Dustin, climbed a tree
for a better view of the bath-tism
Many things to think about...
The LORD taught us all many
things through the messages
by each of the keynote speakers,
the testimonies and prayers of
the believers gathered.
After the conference was over, we headed
home... but first was the stop at the beach.
Here are a few more pics of that fun time!
Several families stopped by the beach on the
way home for a time of "ultimate frisbee"
and playing in the water... as if the
buckets of rainwater wasn't enough! We
brought home plenty of sand! along with
bunches and bunches of laundry!