I was apart of the COMMIT group. In the morning, I would go with my team, and we would listen to different women speak. There were all sorts of topics, from how to deal with guys, to the relationship with your parents, and also letting satan come and speak lies to you, and how we deal with that. I learned SO much. My favorite speakers throughout the whole conference were the Duggar Girls, David Gibbs, Tom Harmon, Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar, & the Benham Brothers.
Here are a few pictures from the trip (:
Me and Jinger. She is an amazing musician, guys!
Okay, so on the last night, we met a precious family, the Rook's. They invited us to come back to their campsite. We visited for a little while, and then the Duggar family was right down the path from them, and they were having a cook-out for everyone to attend! So, we all went over there, ate, and that's where I met Michelle, Jim Bob, and Jinger. The sweetest people you will ever meet...seriously. After that, we went back over to the Rook's campsite. It had gotten dark by then, so we were all around the camp fire while the little girls (the Rook's daughter, Jade, Emma, Johannah Duggar, and a few other girls) were playing. Jade comes running up to us, saying that Emma had tripped over a bike and skinned her knee. Of course, we have absolutely NOTHING to clean it up with. Mrs. Toni Rook says "Oh, let's just run over to the Duggar's bus real fast. They have a whole bucket full of stuff!" *okay. I am a very very very very very big 19 Kids and Counting fan. Just meeting three of the Duggar's was enough for me!! NOW WE ARE ABOUT TO GO GET ON THEIR FAMOUS BUS?!?!?! ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?!?* So, we start walking over there, and Jim Bob was talking to a young guy, and sees Emma. He immediately asks her to come on the bus to get a band aid. I had forgotten that on the show a few times, they mentioned that Jim Bob can't stand blood. Blood was literally covering Emma's knee, and he was like "Uuhhh..ummm... Let me go get Jana and Jill!" lol So Jana and Jill come onto the bus, and they literally were the sweetest about Emma's knee. Jill must have spent 30 minutes just cleaning it up. Then, Jill sat and talked with us for about 45 minutes! You guys, my dream was coming true! This was totally a God-thing for Emma to fall and scrape her knee, and us end up on the Duggar's bus!
After that, we thank Jill & Jana for taking care of Emma, and step outside the bus. Michelle was standing there, and I couldn't leave without a picture with her! I mean, when will I ever have this opportunity again, people??
So, I get the K-LOVE encouraging Word (a daily verse sent to my email.). Guess what it was that day? I didn't read it that morning, but one we got back to our hotel that night (around 12:30AM!!), I had the chance to read it:
"I promise this very day that I will repay two blessings for each of your troubles."
You guys, even though Emma had scraped her knee, God repaid our troubles with TWO blessings- meeting Jill & Jana on the bus, and talking to Michelle! If Emma hadn't scraped her knee, that would've never happened! I'm so thankful <3
All in all, I cannot WAIT for the next conference in 2014!