At the end of December we had our annual end of the year conference. This time is "especially special" because it is the time all the churches come together and we take communion on the very last service.
As usual, our car was packed full of people each day driving over to the services on the other side of town. Austin had to sit on my lap on one of the rides, and here we are....
I'm sure next year I'll be sitting on HIS lap - Austin is getting sooo tall!
|Mama praying with her boy|
|We were so privileged to hear Bro. Loa and Dacia play and sing!|
|My favorite pictures as of late!! Look at the sequence of Elissa's facial expression. She is just the most adorable little thing!|
|Lupita and Dacia came and I was so glad to see them!|
|We had children's church Sunday morning with puppets, games and lots of singing!|
|Bro. Loa was supposed to preach this night, but the Holy Ghost fell and we had a Holy Ghost shout down instead!|
Sunday morning - last service
|Joni got the Holy Ghost!|
These girls were so sweet, two different times they brought me a flower they had picked. So cute! Made the inside of my purse smell nice :)
|Joni (in green) with his very happy family!|
|Monse and Nicole|
|Me and Dacia|
Sunday morning we arrived at place we had rented to have church in. Bro. Isai was there setting up the sound system. We had brought over my piano from church because that is the one I prefer to play. It is very heavy!! On the ride over, the screw in my piano stand jiggled out and we could not find it! Bro. Isai jerry-rigged it and thought he'd fixed it well enough to where it would hold my piano. We set it up and are testing the mics when all of a sudden......CRASH!!!!!!!!!!
The very heavy piano collapses at my feet! Isai was kneeling on the side of the platform and the end of it landed on his arm. By this time, a pretty large group had gathered for pre-service prayer. Talk about scaring the Spirit away!!!! Major mood-changer. I wanted to laugh and cry at the same, but mostly double over laughing. Yes, the piano survived, thank the Lord!
(This is why, in the pictures above, the piano is set on a very ghetto-looking wooden table!)