This weekend we had our first conference at Redemption.
We started off Saturday night and were so excited to see a pretty full house.
God was so good and bringing several first time visitors out.
Our speaker was Pr. José Soares. He and his family serve in a church about 2 hours north of us.
We were so thankful for his thorough preparation on the subject of families. While he challenged us on what a family should be like according to the Bible, he also weaved the Gospel in and out. For truly it is the Gospel that will transform our families for God's glory.
Saturday night we went out for our traditional hot dogs.
It seems like whenever we have special guests we end up eating here after a service.
Sunday morning we had a short devotional and then a round table discussion.
It was great to have a chance to ask some questions about our daily struggles.
After the service we headed over to our house for a pot-luck.
Sunday night we were full again, this time we had to add a few extra chairs!
It was great to have some people return from Saturday night, and we had two families visit for the first time.
This really stretched our children's church teachers. We normally have 6-7 kids and this night we had 12! Praise the Lord!!
We are so thankful for Pr. José and his family for coming and serving us in this way.
It is nice to be get to know more of the family of Christ and know we will one day spend eternity together in the presence of our Savior Jesus Christ.