Purity Conference & Misc Arkansas Reports

Yesterday our van was making a weird noise. My dad asked one of the girls on our team, Nawon, if she knew of a good mechanic (because she lives in this area). Nawon said that her pastor was a mechanic.

After her pastor fixed our van, we offered for his girls to come to our conference for free. What we didn’t know is that his wife and daughteres already knew about our conference and had been praying that they would be able to come. But because of some medical bills they couldn’t afford it.

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You can only imagine the mutual delight we experienced when we realized how the Lord had worked this out! Praise the Lord who works in awesome ways (and even breaks vans temporarily) to provide for His children.

20130628_135907_21684 A special element of this conference has been our fellowship with our four international leaders: Supriya from India, Maaike from Congo, Nawon from Korea, and Bernita from Singapore. One of our prayers is that the Lord would continue to spread Bright Lights internationally.

20130628_203830_21695 We are very grateful for all that Teresa, our hostess for this conference, and her daughter Maddie have done to make this conference happen! Thursday evening (our free day) we had a very relaxing evening at their home….

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… as you can see. [smile]

20130627_165021_21635-2 Natalie (from Texas), Allison (from Illinois), Sarah (from Arkansas) have each been leading Bright Lights groups. Actually, a large percentage of the girls on our team have their own Bright Lights group at home. It’s fun to hear them compare notes and share ideas regarding what they’ve been doing in their groups.

20130628_134108_21669 Here’s a picture of my dad and brother finding another creative time and place to play catch. They bring their baseball gloves everywhere. No broken windows yet.

20130629_202254_21746 Nickie turned 26 today. We love you, Nickie !!!

Tomorrow we take off for Houston. Thank you for your prayers for us. We finished our sharing time a little bit ago. Praise the Lord for the responsiveness of the young ladies and parents who attended the conference.

At each Purity conference, our main goal is that the girls would grow deeper in their relationship with Jesus. When our heart’s affection is in the right spot, everything else falls into place. Please pray that the attendees would grow in their love for the Lord, and that we would as well!

“For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us.” (2 Corinthians 1:20)

10 thoughts on “Purity Conference & Misc Arkansas Reports

  1. What a neat story of His provision! We serve a wonderful Savior.
    Happy Birthday, Nickie! My birthday prayer for you is Ephesians 3:16-21. May this year be full of joy as you see Him glorified!

    Praying you all have a safe trip to Houston,
    Melanie

  2. Very nice pictures, Grace. Thanks for posting! I always love to hear about your travels and how the Lord is working in your life and in other’s around you. ~ Sarah

  3. What a great thing to see…all the helpers who lead Bright Lights groups! You are all beautiful and precious in the Lord’s eyes–keep on keeping on leading and challenging young girls to walk with the Lord!

  4. Happy Birthday Nickie from Australia! We love you too!

    Praying for you and the whole Bright Light’s conference!

  5. Hey Nickie! Happy Belated Birthday from Malaysia! You have been a wonderful blessing along with the Bright Lights group! Please come again this year! Charis.

  6. I am praying for you all, and your Bright Lights ministry…it is A wonderful encouragement!
    I am praying that God’s good grace will shine on your family.

  7. Happy Birthday, Nickie!!
    Blessings to all of you as you encourage young ladies to follow the way of the Lord. Continue to be faithful to Him! I am praying for all of you!

  8. Love seeing these updates from your travels, Grace! And so fun to recognize many sweet sisters-in-Christ in these pictures. =) Praying and happy birthday to Nickie! =)

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