Monday, April 02, 2007

The Quest

This past weekend we had the privilege of helping in various aspects of the Nebraska State Homeschool Kid's Conference. What a blessing! With over 220 children in attendance and 60 staff, it was a full -- and rewarding -- three days. After all the time, effort, and prayers that went into the preparation and staff training, we walked away rejoicing once again in the Lord's faithfulness!

Elizabeth and our friend, Abi, worked together at the registration table. They were a bright 'welcome' each morning!

The drama this year was entitled "The Quest" -- a young man's journey for the glory of the King. Allegorical in style, it told the story of a boy aspiring to become a knight in the King's service. Along the way he makes mistakes and learns lessons that apply to 'real life', but never is deterred from his mission to honor the King.

We were again challenged by the great message of the "Quest" -- and also in realizing our total dependence on the Lord's grace for the weekend. There's nothing like feeling 'stretched' out of your comfort-zone!!!

Josiah (en-costume) greets one of the teams as they head down the hall.

I so enjoyed organizing all the 'Large Group' sessions and leading the songs. I wish you could have heard the jubilant sound of almost 300 voices proclaiming "O Worship the King"!
It literally filled the room!!!

Susanna and Charissa watching the drama.

Bethany and her team. The 'Small Groups' were a perfect time for discussion, learning, and teacher/student interaction. Besides that, they even made some pretty cool crafts. [smile]

Andrew sharing some one-on-one time.

Ruth helping with a 'science' session.

2007 Kid's Conference Staff
We are so grateful for this group of young people -- their dedication and servant's heart made the weekend a true delight. We pray the seeds planted in the hearts of the 220+ children will continue to grow for years to come!

"I will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing to You among the nations. Be exalted, I God, above the heavens; Let Your glory be above the earth!"
Psalm 57:9&11


Kori said...

Looks like ya'll had a great time. I'm glad all your hard work and planning paid off and everything went well! Love ya'll!!

BrittLeigh said...

I just love all the pictures :D Charissa is getting so big!!! Cuter than ever too ;) I love those cheeks :D Thanks for sharing your weekend with us. Looks like so much fun.

Anonymous said...

great pic. and it is a ok bus hahha
da fred

micah noel said...

Oh, I'm sure they loved having you work at the conference! I know some of the Ulmers were there too, so I bet it was an extra special treat to minister with them. :)