Thursday, April 23, 2009

Getting Away

Okay, we finally got ourselves registered for Summit V.  I don’t think you are supposed to wait until the week before.  Looking at my life, apparently that’s the way we roll around here. 

I’m super excited about going to this conference next week.  First, God laid this heavy burden on my heart for the orphan, and then I felt very lost.  Lost and overwhelmed by statistics and just the endless needs.  When I saw what they were going to be talking about in the breakout sessions for this conference, I thought Perfect!  I pray over how to care for orphans, I ask God to show me whatever He wants me to do, but when it really comes down to it, I’m a little slow.  I need it to be laid right out in front of me.  I need to go to the sessions that explain the theology of caring for the orphans.  I need to hear step by step what it would take to make a difference in their lives.  Tony tries really hard to explain things to me.  He speaks slowly for me, but somehow it’s not sticking.  I’ve got a bad case of mom-brain.  My ginormous to-do list spins around in my head and all of the serious stuff gets mixed in and tangled up in thoughts of dentist appointments and trying to figure out when I’m going to squeeze a shower in for the day.

My hope is that Tony and I will be able to get away for this conference and focus.  Focus on God.  Focus on caring for the orphan.  Focus on listening to where God wants us now and where He wants to take us.

Two days.

Two days of being surrounded by others that have a passion for caring for the orphan.  God knew I needed this time to step out of my routine so I can stop and listen.  I’m excited to see what He has in store.

Let me know if you are going to be there.  I would love to meet anyone else that’s going.  I know DeeDee said they will be there.  And, Angel.  Who else is going???


The Hull's at #4 said...

Wow Mandy, I didn't know about this organization. Thanks for posting about it. I'll be sure and try to make it next year. I hope all of you are having a great time and learning a lot! You'll have to come back and share!

P.S. I'm jealous-Nell Ann got a visit in! She said you had wonderful children! I can't wait for our kids to meet up again in Texas, June 1 WAHOO!!

Jessica Knitter said...

Mandy, thanks for checking on on me. We're still waiting for a court date and hope one will come our way real soon! A weekend away sounds great, have fun.

nell ann said...

Wait, what's happening June 1? Did I miss something?

I am so jealous that you're going to the conference! I can't make it this year...but maybe we can all go together next year?

mandi said...

wow- that looks great! i am excited to hear what you come back with!

missy said...

i know some people who are going, but we are not. i'm excited for you! i'm sure it will be a powerful and meaningful experience. don't envy the cherry tree. it's quite ugly 350 days of the year.

Kristi J said...

Wow...sounds like so much fun!! I'm so jealous..kristi