We're having Missions Conference this week! We have two missionary families, one on deputation and one already on the field here in Canada. Our church families are pitching in to fix lunches and suppers each day, and two families let us use their campers to set up in a campground for the families to stay in. Each family has two young children, and they are loving camping! :)
Wes preached both services yesterday, and his sermons were so good! Tonight, the first of the missionaries spoke from his heart about his field. He was born in a country that was taken over by another government when he was a small boy. I was struck by the fact that, while Wes and I were happy-go-lucky American children, this man (as a little boy) and his family, as well as his wife's family in the same country, were fleeing for their lives. After several years in the US, he was invited to play in a neighborhood basketball team . . . that was started by the pastor of a Baptist church to get young guys to come and hear the Gospel. He was saved soon after that, went to Bible college, worked on staff of the church where he was saved, and now God has called him and his family to go to a country in the same region as his birth country, to his native people, to bring them the Light of the Gospel. My heart was deeply touched by his story and his calling to this field. They're almost ready to go, and they're excited.
We're having a busy week. I noticed several cranky little people at church tonight, and this is only the second day! ;) Please pray for our conference this week. We love getting to know new missionaries and being a blessing to them!