Monday, February 05, 2007
Winter Family Conference
It was great time to get together with old friends from other fields around Europe and to meet some new friends as well. I got to know the way to the hospital fairly well. (Matt wasn’t the only injury.)
This year I became aware of something which was probably pretty obvious to everyone but me. When we first came to the field in 1995 these conferences were really refreshing and fun. Now, they are work. There is still some fun to be found there, but now it’s a time where I am working and ministering. I used to stay up all night, playing games and talking with people. Now I stay up late in meetings and then get up early for more meetings. I used to come away refreshed, but now I’m pretty worn out by the end of the week. I should have known that.
My role has become one where I give my mind, emotions and experiences to the people I serve so that they can be more effective workers in the harvest of our Lord. Conference is one of the best places to do that.