3 Bright Lights Conferences in Ohio and Michigan

Wow – I didn’t mean to go for almost a whole month without posting! I’ll try not to let that happen again!
This past month our family has been pretty consumed with conferences… the preparation and packing the week before, the 11 day trip itself, and the week of “catch up” after we got home.

We took our team of “Bright Lights Staff” and did 3 conferences in Ohio and Michigan. It was a very exciting trip for everyone. We also all got very worn out! Most of all we were very grateful to see the Lord’s hand at work. At every conference I am reminded how God is the One who does the work. I love the way Paul states this in 1 Corinthians 4:7. “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves…” For all of you who have been praying for us, thank you very much!

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Wendy, Kim, Ann Marie, and Chrissy are ready for the first attendees to arrive at our registration table

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We did our “Strong in the Lord Conference” Friday night and Saturday, and then our “Radiant Purity Conference” Monday night and Tuesday at the same church in Ohio. It worked out wonderfully, and it was great not to have to tear down and set up again at a different church. Our group of girls stayed in one of the church’s large downstairs rooms for 8 consecutive nights! Yes, the room did get a little messy…
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…but we all had a good time and we were very grateful for the church’s hospitality.
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Here is a picture of our “Counselor Skit” that we do at the Radiant Purity conference. Although each of the distressed patients appear very different, the counselor explains to them that they all actually have the same problem. But I better not give away any other details. πŸ™‚

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After hearing the same jokes over and over again at the conferneces, they don’t seem very funny to us anymore. We’ve decided it’s a lot more enjoyable to watch the audience. πŸ™‚

On the road….

Our family and about 20 other college-age girls have been on the road for the last 8 days doing Bright Lights conferences. We just finished 2 conferences in Ohio, and tomorrow morning we leave for Michigan for our last conference. Everything has been going very well!

More updates and pictures coming soon!

Someone’s been working hard…

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Sarah snapped this picture of Stephen yesterday afternoon. He’s been a pretty busy guy recently…

Today was a hectic-but-good day. We had five girls volunteering over here at the Bright Lights office. We really appreciated their help because there is a lot of work that needs to be done in preparation for the upcoming conferences we have scheduled in the next 2 weeks.

Tonight our family went out to eat for my mom’s birthday. Happy Birthday, Mom! πŸ™‚