Finally Saturday arrived and we left the office at 6:15 to go to the florist to get the flowers and then on the church to begin setup for the day. Everything went very smooth and we were ready on time for our guests to arrive. The day was magical. Even though I still don’t always understand what is being said because I am still learning the language I could see the looks on the women’s faces and I knew that the word of God being shared during the day was touching many hearts. We had a wonderful lunch and two snack breaks that the women enjoyed. By the end of the day we were tired but satisfied that the mission was completed to the Lord’s satisfaction. The theme of the conference for this year was Confidence in a Time of Crisis. It was a time of getting under His wings and learning how to stay there when the storm rolls in.
The storm did roll in for our main speaker Hirma. Her sister died while Hirma was on her way back to Mexico. I couldn’t help but think that all the hours she spent preparing in God’s word to give courage to other women facing storms that the Lord was pouring into her as well to face the loss of someone she loved that she was so close to. The Lord knows our needs long before those times come in our lives and He is faithful to give us every thing we need before and during those dark times we all will experience as long as we are here on this earth.Monday we all piled into the ministry van and were taken to one of the most beautiful resorts I have ever been to. We got to spend more time with Hirma, Betty and Maricela and each other. We played in the ocean, gathered shells and had a wonderful lunch and just a great time together – just us girls!
Yes the conference is over for this year but we are already talking about next year and looking forward, if the Lord delays His return, to being together again and sharing all the wonderful ways that the Lord has provided for us throughout the year.
The verse at the top of the page from the book of Ruth was the verse that was written on the gift given to Hirma at the conference. Please remember her in prayer and thank God for the shelter He gives us under His wings! Also please pray for Glenda who is having surgery tomorrow and for my sister as she recovers from her surgery.
Psalm 91:4 He will cover you with His feathers,
and under His wings you will find refuge;
His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
Under His wing,