Saturday, June 02, 2007

Joburg

This week we flew to Johannesburg to attend the Shepherd's Conference. The two guest speakers from the states were Jack Hughes and Scott Ardivanus. Jack Hughes is the pastor at Calvary Bible Church and we listen to his sermons weekly online (get em at www.calvarybiblechurch.org defiantly worth downloading!) So it was awesome to hear him in South Africa. Scott was the college pastor when I was in Jr. High, and he often did our camps...so it was also awesome to hear him preach.
Clint with Scott and Jack
Jack preaching on what it means to "labor" in the ministry. He quoted all the verbs that Paul uses to describe the ministry "labor" "endure" "strive"...it made us tired just listening to him, but an awesome sermon. Clint was ready to preach after hearing this one!
Duncan Ebedes is a member of our church and came with to the Shepherd's Conference. Jack Hughes is his hero...so this is Clint and him soaking up the great preaching!
Scott preaching on trials. James 1, a very awesome sermon as you can tell by his hand motions here!
I took one of the days off from the conference to rest. This is me and Noah at Clint's sisters (Brownyn's) creche (nursery school). Can you guess from the picture what the theme is at her school? There are more Pooh Bear's there than I've ever seen in my life! It's called "Piglet's Playpen"
Clint's best friend growing up Ryan and his wife Catherine got to meet Noah for the first time, and so did Antie Brownyn and Grandpa Alan! More photos of that to come...

Would you like fries with that? Noah's first fries with Clint and Grandma :)

2 comments:

Andrew said...

wow, man, i wish I were there for the Shepherd's Conference! I'm sure 'soaking up' was a very apt description! Seeing the chairs in the picture made me think back of the all-so-familiar sight of the church and all that went on during the Shepherd's Conferences the years I went.

Keep going there in SA!!! DV I'll be there 'soon' :)

Anna Lois said...

I thought that looked like my pastor, Scott Ardavanis! Yes, his sermons on James are WONDERFUL!!!

Good to be able to see the little one too.

I went to Israel with the Seminary this year. See my blog as I gradually post some pictures. I am overwhelmed with over 1,000 pictures!!! It was GREAT.