As the day drew close for their departure, excitement was building and preparations were in full force. We had a lot of fun those days, and finally, they were on their way early on a Sunday morning.
The conference started on Monday and lasted through Friday, and it was full of excellent teaching, much fellowship with other people attending the conference, deep discussions with some of the speakers, and more. They had such a wonderful, encouraging, and refreshing time!
And here are some of the photos that they captured during their trip . . .
On their way! With the Tennessee hills in the distance
The view from their motel room in South Carolina
Mom enjoying the vast, beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean
One day they walked out on this pier and visited with the fishermen that were there. One of which caught a small shark while they were there.
A speaker giving one of his sessions at the conference . . . Dad and Mom said that the sessions were all so good! Mom took a lot of notes, and they brought home quite a few books and DVD materials as well which we have already been benefiting from.
In the area where all the books, DVD's, and other materials were
A session by Dr. Robert Carter
Having lunch with new friends
Dad out on the beach looking at shells and things
The conference hosted a tour at Ripley's Aquarium which Dad and Mom really enjoyed! There are so many fascinating sea creatures there.
Dad photographing (and the two photos below are ones he took.)
An interesting looking lobster
A few of the many diverse and beautiful fish in the aquarium
Where the conference meals were. Dad is in the center visiting with one of the men they met there. There was a lot of time for fellowship which was a blessing to both Dad and Mom!
Dr. Russell Humphreys during one of his sessions
Dad and Mom . . . so glad someone took this one of them together!
Mom and one of her new friends
The beautiful sunrise the last morning they were there. They got up early to enjoy time at the beach together before the conference began again.
Mom collecting seashells
She loves the ocean (they both do in fact) and really enjoyed this morning time spent there
My beautiful mother
One of Dad's many creative photographs he took . . . it was so fun to look through all of them
Looking from the beach up to their motel
A Palm Tree
The beautiful ocean . . . one can almost feel the fresh breeze, smell the salty air, and hear the seabirds calling and the waves rolling in
Mom and another new friend walking along the beach
They were so glad they could take this trip, and it was again, a time of such spiritual encouragement and learning, wonderful fellowship and more. Once they arrived back home, then came the fun of hearing all about it, looking at the materials they brought home, seeing all the beautiful shells and treasures they found, and simply enjoying being together again!
As a little side note, CMI is having smaller speaking events in many states through the rest of 2015. Check out their events page to see if one of their speakers will be near you!