Hubby and I were blessed to be sent by our church, and fellowship, to Denver, CO for a leadership assessment. I had no idea what this really was but now have walked away blessed, filled and further directed.
Then, drove straight to someones house that I have wanted to meet for 3 years!
Meet Shonnie. She has been a mentor to me, specifically in the ways of adoption, since before we brought Isaiah home. I felt so blessed to hug her neck and and spend a night in their home.
Our #1 and #6 tagged along and were able to spend some time with this wonderful family. #1 took awhile to warm up but in no time, made fast friends.
We share the same heart for serving Our Jesus into the world of adoption. Hubby and I respect them so and loved our time of fellowship.
After being filled up with love and great friendship we headed to Boulder for the assessment. On the way we saw some ginormous bucks. This made Hubby very happy. Very.
Hubby LOVES the Denver Broncos [and loves loves loves Tim Tebow - I admit he seems to be a great guy ;)]. With these events alone, this was the making of an amazing trip. :)
A few other couples and many assessors gathered together under the banner of Jesus to further His kingdom.
Proverbs 15:11 says "Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers plans succeed."
We were there with many wise advisers. Words can not describe how blessed I felt that they would take time out of their busy schedule to get to know us, the gifts and abilities God has given, hear our call to ministry and then speak into our lives.
Hubby and I walked away from this experience: humbled. understanding ourselves better. encouraged. can I repeat that one? very encouraged. confirmed in some areas the Lord was already prompting. and understanding some areas we need to pursue for growth.
#1 hung out in the nursery with #6, they had a great time.
On our way home #1 requested a little stop.
There is so much more I could write about our experience and what the Lord showed us. I am sure I will record the "side effects" as our journey continues.
God is good, people.
He loves us.
He uses us.
He is worthy of all our hearts, all our strength and all our lives. For, in Him, there is life.