Spiritual Life Conference 2014

We enjoyed our annual spiritual life conference this past week. It was held in the beautiful Kenyan fields where the weather was cool, the grass was green and the city was far below us.

Words cannot describe the benefit of this conference for our team unity, spiritual development, and just rest and relaxation that is sometimes hard to find.

Here are some of our SLC highlights this year for our family.

 

The kids had a blast

Envision with us MK’s all together, playing, listening to stories and being able to participate in a VBS type program in the morning where they are deeply loved on. Most of the year these kids don’t experience Sunday school or any type of camp which makes this all the more fun. And then to make something great greater in the afternoons they play games with their “aunties and uncles” on the team who make them feel so included in afternoon fun.

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Playing don’t drop the egg one afternoon

 

A kids table for each meal. How fun is that!
A kids table for each meal. How fun is that!
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Fun time just being together

 

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What is better then hanging out with older and younger MK’s
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D loved climbing on anything around
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Bethany and PJ cuddle up by a bonfire one evening
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The kids sang songs for us during talent night
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The team that came to serve us during SLC. They provided childcare, worship and a women’s spa night

  We were challenged spiritually

              Truly what an amazing time to have our scheduled conference. Last year the decision was made to move the conference to January and the Lord had his hand in this change. With our team having just evacuated it was providential to spend time together focusing on Who matters with those that shared our griefs. Our speaker was phenomenal and walked us through the life of Elijah which was so fitting in this season where we were feeling displaced and confused by what God is doing. We had a fabulous team come lead worship from Tenessee and just the simple act of singing songs in my heart language was such a powerful reminder of the God we serve.

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The worship team helping to focus our heart on the Lord
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Worship as a team
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Listening to reports of what God did in each base this past year
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Our speaker sharing truths from Elijah *photo compliments of Taylor Martyn*
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Tohru praying over Melut and our team

Laughter and tears shared with our teammates

In a season and profession where emotions and stress runs high it is truly a gift to have “down time” with co-workers and friends.

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These ladies have challenged me much this year and just given me a hug when I needed one most
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Spa night these lovely friends are practicing a face massage…love them.
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Flour ball tag…kids against moms. Lots of laughing lots of cheering lots of fun.
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Bonfire chat. This lady blesses me just by her presence
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Team bonfire.
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Snuggles with TWO newborns on our team.
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J– did announcements and his goofy sense of humor and laugh were all what we needed.
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J–‘s taxi arrived to take him to Cairo and his friends carried his bags and sent him off.
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This photo sort of makes me feel weepy. Last time all in the same country for at least a year – it has been a sweet season

We seek to empower our children, our teammates and our Sudanese friends to love and know more of who God is through acts of loving service and biblical teaching.

One thought on “Spiritual Life Conference 2014

  • 10 February, 2014 at 9:43 am
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    Its looks so much fun and I missed this kind of thing with the family international before. Hope I can do it again. Thanks for reminisce me it. God Bless!

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