It would be an understatement to say that our first Global Children’s Network FAMILY MINISTRY CONFERENCE was a success!
Truly, the Lord visited this event and blessed all of us in ways that continue to cause me to look up toward heaven in awe with gratitude. We originally hoped that 40 to 50 people would come for training, but as the event approached we found ourselves turning people down because we ran out of accommodations. When the conference began around 200 people filled the small auditorium.
Our lectures on biblical marriage and biblical parenting were live-streamed to an estimated 500,000 plus people. Please let me now take a few minutes of your time to walk through all that happened. By the end I believe you will be as amazed as Dona and me.
It all started last November in Washington DC
Dona and I were asked to speak at a Mary Kay Cosmetics event in Washington DC to 35 successful Mary Kay representatives from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and C. (For Internet security reasons that can be explained in person someday soon, I will use the letter C to represent the big, big country.) In these three countries alone there are well over two million active Mary Kay representatives. Our training time was so well received that the ladies decided to cancel their tour that evening and they asked me if I might be able to find a church in the Washington DC area near Dulles International Airport. It just so happened that my dear friend David Barton who pastors a church just a few miles from Dulles was available with his wife Ellie to open the church doors and spend the entire evening with us.
Heaven came down as we spent almost four hours explaining the scriptures and specifically God’s plan of salvation. Some of the ladies trusted Christ as their savior and all of them asked for the opportunity to talk and pray with Dona and me personally. What an unforgettable evening! What we did not know is that all of this was a test. Yes, several of the top leaders were sizing us up for something much bigger. A month later we discovered both the need and vast opportunity.