30th Annual FL Regional Grace Conference

Thursday Billy spent most of the day working on the bus. Something about the oil cooler. We had been leaking oil and he hadn’t had time to work on it until then.

Friday morning Billy went to the Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast that he had been asked to speak at. It went very well and he was able to go over the basics of the gospel as well as several other items regarding understanding the Bible better. This meeting has people from many different denominations – Baptist, Lutheran, Episcopal, Catholic, and more.

We had a bit of work we had to do on the phone and I was able to get several loads of laundry done. We planned to be at a Bible conference in Kissimmee by 4pm, but unfortunately we were not able to leave until too late, plus we had several stops to make. When we were stopped at Trader Joe’s Billy checked on the oil cooler and it wasn’t working properly so he spent a half hour or so working on that before we got back on the road.

Once on the road the babies all fell asleep (it was 10pm by then). Since they were asleep and the Friday messages at the conference were already over, we decided to make a few loops through downtown Orlando so people could read the scriptures on the bus. Billy also preached out the window with the mega phone as we were stopped at lights or driving slowly through congested areas. It was hard to get good pictures in the dark!

Back on the freeway, all of a sudden something went weird with the oil pressure and the engine sounded wrong. Billy quickly turned it off and coasted to the shoulder. The oil line had come off and all the oil had blown out! Thankfully we had some extra oil on board. Billy was afraid it may have damaged the engine as we weren’t sure exactly how long it was without oil. We were only a few miles from Walmart, so he tightened things down again and added the oil we had and drove to Walmart to get some more things for it. By the time we got there it was after midnight, but the place was PACKED. Apparently this Wal-Mart is one of the three busiest Wal-Marts in the world.

Back to our journey down through Orlando/ Kissimmee… It amazes me all the sorcery, witchcraft and other Satanism there is down here! And portrayed everywhere as something good. It is pushed on little children with families purposely taking their children to these pagan training grounds like Disneyworld, Universal Studios, etc. It even feels dark and evil as you drive through.

Leviticus 20:6-8

And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people. Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the Lord your God. And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am the Lord which sanctify you.

2 Kings 21:6

And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards: he wrought much wickedness in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger

We didn’t make it to the hotel in time for the start of the first morning message, but better late than never I guess! The conference went well and the girls were quite popular as they were the only little people there. It sure is a blessing to have them sit with us during messages. I was reminded several times of how much they are listening even when it doesn’t seem like it. Our 4yr old told me at lunch, “Mommy, after this, I get to go to the ladies meeting with you.” I hadn’t talked with her about it, but she heard about it in the announcements and was excited to go to a girl event with me.

The other one had me almost busting with suppressed laughter…

Th preacher was going through Galatians 4:2. He said,

“…and you all know what a tutor is.”

Our 4yr old looked up at me and said,

“I know what a tooter is. When you toot!”

I could hardly keep from disturbing everyone by laughing!

We found out that there was a Martin Luther King Jr. parade and festival just 13 miles from the conference, so sitting the afternoon break and the ladies meeting, Billy and one of the men from the conference headed over there to do some witnessing.

Billy was able to have several really good conversations with people thoughout the conference.

We had several people ask us to sing some scripture songs, so we sang Galatians 2:16, 2:20 & 6:7

Galatians 2:16

knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

Galatians 6:7

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap

Galatians 2:20

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me

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