April 7 marked the annual Conference Preview Dinner, this year held in Spencer, Iowa. Attendance at the dinner was an encouraging 240, the largest in recent memory. Offerings received from the event totaled $13,000.
Best of all, there were many newcomers in attendance. The health and future of this historic gathering rests on God’s provision not only in funding, but also increasing participation by individuals, families and churches who choose to “grow to live out the transforming power of Christ’s love” by way of the ministries available through the Conference Association.
The future also rests on God’s answers to your prayers. Now is the time to cover Conference 2013, August 3-11, in believing prayer. I am praying that God will grant us the refreshing that is promised in our theme verse, Acts 3:19, “Turn to God…that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.”
Executive Director Rick Porter writes an occasional blog. You can read his reflections here.