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More people registered at the door than we expected. We had been praying for many to find out about the confernece, even at the last minute, so this was an answer to prayer.
Karissa, Scarlet, Brittney
Usually each time we set up a conference we wonder, “will we have enough leaders?”, but we rememeber how God has provided in the past and trust Him to do it again. And He does. This time we had terrific group that came together from Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, Kansas, Virginia, Indiana, Arkansas, Alabama and Texas to lead the conference! We are very grateful for the effort each of the leaders made to get there.
Thanks to recent hard work from Rachel, Sarah, Nickie and others we now have Radiant Purity Journals to supplement the conference.
During the first session, a tornado warning was issued and the sirons began sounding.
So we evacuated the 370 attendees from the auditorium. Two tornadoes were on the ground nearby and we were directly in the path of one of them. Praise God He kept us all safe.
Some of the rooms sang hymns while they waited for the tornadoes to pass. One girl requested, “I’ll Fly Away.” I don’t know if it was intentional or not, but we sure laughed about it afterward.
After conferences we usually gather in the kitchen late at night because we suddenly seem to get SO hungry… 🙂
Our good friend Augusta (with help from Danielle) made a fantastic Indian meal for all of us one afternoon. Indian food is sooooo good. Thank you again, Augusta!
Packing up the “office” – a room we worked out of throughout the conference to keep everything organized. Organized?! Haha, well, sort of.
This picture was taken about 1:00 AM Saturday night as Stephen and Dad were STILL packing the trailer! Rain was pounding on the roof and it was thundering outside. We have never had rain this hard during and after a conference. Amazingly, this church had an overhead door into their auditorium so that we could back our trailer partly into the building. God sure does a good job of arranging the details. We had many such provisions at this conference. Praise the Lord.
Since we were traveling home on Easter, my dad started a discussion about the resurrection at dinner. Theological discussions when many of us are really tired ends in…well, this time it ended in lots of laughter and some tears (from laughing, that is). I think we made a scene in that restaurant.
And to see a nice collection of pictures from Emily’s camera, see her blog here.
Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.
-John H Sammis
What a fun post to read! I love all the smiling, shining faces! And the Radiant Purity journals look beautiful! Praise the Lord for His protection during the storm. Can’t wait until you all come out to PA in August!
WOW! That sounds like a GREAT time of fellowship! Praise God for your safety! 🙂
Wow! Praise God for His protection on you all!
Ahh, that was one of the best conferences I have ever been to! The tornado experiance…..ahhh..interesting. 🙂
I loved the conference…it was so much fun!!!! I couldn’t make it Friday night b/c my dad didn’t want me out in the storm, but I’ve heard a lot about God’s protection that night. I am so thankful that He protected everyone!!!!!
God surely protected you!!!! That’s funny that you sang,” I’ll Fly Away”!!!! God was certainly merciful to us and our friends in our area when the storms came through!!!! I hope someday you can have a conference here in Missouri!!!
God bless! Rebecca K.
Hey…its me again. this comment doesn’t have anything to do with this post, but I had to share it anyway. Grace, I was just looking at the post back in July from when you camped in the Rocky Mts. (I would have commented on that post, be comments were disabled). The camping site you were at look EXACTLY like the one my family stayed at about a month prior to that!!! I even looked at some pictured I had taken around our site to make sure. I had to have been the same one!! let me guess…there was a amphitheater right near it?? and a valley down below?? It had to have been the same spot from all the pictures you posted. Wouldn’t that be awesome!!
Dear Mally family,
Thank you all so much for producing this conference. It was such a blessing! It was so encouraging to see Godly, likeminded young ladies who were pursuing the same things I was. In all my years in Arkansas (14) NOTHING like this has ever come to this area. It was so wonderful to see lots of girls I knew at the conference. I loved how you, Grace, and your siblings had so much scripture memorized. It was truly inspiring! Thank you for all the hard work that you put into making this conference happen. I went “behind the scenes” one day and got to see what everyone was doing. It took a lot of work! I really appreciate it! And also, I loved how all the leaders were always smiling! I love how wonderful they were at presenting the lessons and how they could keep the conversations going. Thank you so much for an amazing conference! I loved it!
Hey, thanks for doing this conference, I know it has been a month since this but God has used this conference for great things in my life! You all were such a blessing to my mom and I, thank you so much for what you do! I’m so grateful that God was faithful in keeping us safe from the storm I had no idea that we were in the direct path of 2 TORNADOES ON THE GROUND! Praise God that we were all ok, He used it for His glory in the end! Can’t wait for next year, I’ll be sure to bring my friends! Thank you all so much again! 🙂
-Hannah W, Oklahoma
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