Monday, January 14, 2013

Passion Conference and 4th Anniversary

The first week in January we got to take some students from our church to Atlanta for the Passion Conference.  If you haven't heard of this it is a small gathering of 60,000 college students that filled the Georgia Dome, AND this conference happened to fall right over our 4th anniversary.  What a great way to spend it! 
I definitely felt like an oldie because it was physically exhausting.  LOTS of walking and very little sleep.  I. am. a. wimp.  It was so worth it though.  Incredible worship and gifted speakers pouring in to us for 4 days, filling us up, sending us out.  
For the past 2 years Passion has sought to shine a light on modern day slavery in what they call the End It Movement. Here is a quote from their website:

Slavery still exists. We want every man, woman and child to know that there are 27 million men, women and children, just like them, living in the shadows. In brothels. In factories. In Quarries. Working as slaves. In 161 countries. Including our own.

They told stories of people in slavery being rescued and stories of those still in captivity.  
They educated us on organizations that are working to End It.  
They encouraged us that it is easy to feel helpless in this but even if you aren't the one physically rescuing someone bringing awareness to the issue IS doing something.  
and they have even received attention from the White House.  
You might have heard that Louie Giglio the founder of Passion was asked to pray at the Presidents inauguration and then was promptly un-asked... I encourage you to read more about that here and here.  Very thought provoking and frightening in our current cultural climate.  

Here is the only picture that we took on our anniversary.  And a terrible one at that! 
Also one of the nights for dinner we got to sample some fine Georgia cuisine at The Varsity.  Adam was so excited!  Nothing says Happy Anniversary like a chili cheese dog and onion rings :)
We had a great time of fellowship in getting to know some people from our new church better and learning so much about God's word and the gospel through it all.  We are so thankful that we are able to do this kind of stuff now with our new "jobs."  We are so blessed. 

I'm so thankful and so blessed that I married my best friend 4 years ago and that the shows me sacrificial love every single day.  He loves me so well and I am grateful.  I love you babe!

He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

2 comments:

  1. Happy anniversary!! What a great way to celebrate such a special day. BTW, I think the picture of the two of you is very nice.

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    1. Thanks Carmen! Just read your post about camping. Sounds like quite an adventure. You are very brave!

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