Wednesday, January 10, 2007

National Conference on Youth Ministries

Each year Wes and I try to attend the National Conference on Youth Ministries (NCYM). This year it was held at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We left the girls with Nana and Paw Paw and headed for the mountains. It was beautiful to see the white blanket of snow across the plains and mountains from the airplane.

We had wonderful time at the conference this year. It is always such a blessing to go to the conference. We always come away with new ideas, as well as, being refreshed and rejuvenated. There were amazing speakers such as David Fraze, Chris Seidman, Patrick Mead, and Randy Harris. It is always good to be together with old friends and to make new ones. We all share a common bond of working with youth.

Before we left for the conference Wes was asked to serve on the board of NCYM for 3 years, which is a huge honor. After praying and doing a lot of thinking we came to the conclusion that it might not be the best thing for him. Being on the board would require him to be gone 6 nights. He will already be gone taking some graduate classes this year. He didn’t want to be away from the family even more. Plus, NCYM is one of the only times he can just be a participant in something rather than in charge. It was a hard decision, but I am proud that he was asked to serve in that way. But, I am even prouder that he chose what would be best for our family.

BRRRRRRR! Remind me not to live in Colorado!

We had to keep warm somehow!!

It was great to see Josh and Shiloh Jones.

Home sweet home - for 4 nights.

One of the many beautiful views from the Cheyenne Mountain Resort.


Maggie said...

I am so gald you have a blog. I will add you to my blogroll! your girls are so cute :)

Ashley said...

Hey guys! I found our blog through your My Space. Blogging is my addiction these days. Sounds like all is well with your family and your ministry. I am so happy for you.

On a side note, David Fraze is the new Family Minister at our church. I love hearing him speak.

Ashley (Core) Nelson

laura said...

Travis and I were so sad we couldn't come this year. We had so much fun last year, but he is using his conference/business money on grad school for the next couple of years. Sad I wasn't there, but glad I didn't have to be around any snow!!!

Amy B. said...

NOMES!! I seriously haven't seen you since you and Wes got hitched and you moved out of our love nest on Turtle Cove! Man, those were the days. Your girls are precious! Check out our blog!