Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Love in the Shadows

This has been one of the hardest, and most exhilarating two weeks I've had in a long time. This will be a short post but I wanted to get on here and let you know I'm still around.

This post will be about the exhilarating part ~

We hosted a pastors conference last week and I was on my feet non-stop for 3 days. Pastors came from all over the country to be fed spiritually, to be pampered and just have time to rest. We had over 500 pastors attend! It was powerful! 

We hosted a dinner for them the first night they arrived

 We served over 620 box lunches each day of the conference
(For the pastors and volunteers)

There were a lot of volunteers, they prayed throughout the day and worked so hard to make sure everything went smoothly.

The Sanctuary was full for every day and evening session

It was so good to be able to bless these hard working men and women. When we were setting up and preparing for it all, I was helping my team with the tables and chairs in the Commons (gym) and something happened that I have never seen before. I've attended this church for more than 30 years, have eaten a whole lot of food here but last week for the first time:

Love appeared in the shadows.

It was a sign to me that the Lord knew exactly what I needed at exactly the moment I needed it. More on that next time.


Rebecca Jo said...

Wow - what a cool event to be a part of. I can imagine all the hard work that went in behind the scenes. Thank goodness for volunteers & all the hands & feet that went into helping it all.
That shadow is the neatest thing ever. I'm glad you had a second to even see it!

Pamela M. Steiner said...

That was a huge undertaking for you and your staff and volunteers, but so thankful that God provided what you needed, including the little message of love in the shadows. Our God is so good at those little extra things just when we need them most, isn't He? I experienced some similar "sightings" this past week during my hospital experience. What a wonderful God we serve!!!