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Blessings From Changed Plans

Sometimes God’s greatest blessing comes in strange packaging. The need to cancel the Big Sandy April Family Conference, our largest event each year, came with a wave of disappointment. Little did we know the tremendous blessing that would come as a result of this change in plans. Many of the families registered for the April […]

Online Conference

Dear Families, The new coronavirus, COVID-19, has affected every area of life as we know it, including the April Family Conference. Due to COVID-19, we are unable to enjoy the wonderful in-person fellowship, interactions, and life-changing activities for children that we look forward to every April in Big Sandy, Texas. However, we still want to […]

Big Sandy April Family Conference Change

Our families frequently tell us how the Family Conferences are a highlight in their year, and how the fellowship, powerful teaching, and life-changing children’s programs keep them coming back. Unfortunately, what is taking place in our nation and around the world with the coronavirus situation has changed things and we are unable to host our […]

Redeeming the Time

Has anyone had some extra time at home or with family lately? Most people’s schedules and plans this month have been affected by efforts to avoid the spreading of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Because of this, many now get to experience unanticipated time together as a family — so let’s make it count! If that […]

Coronavirus and Family Conferences

Dear Families, We at IBLP are always grateful for the times that we can be together. Prioritizing your health and welfare are of utmost importance whenever we plan our events. As the uncertainty of travel restrictions, meetings, and rates of contagion for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) change daily, we want to assure you of several things. […]

5 Family Conferences Scheduled for 2019!

Anticipation is growing as another season of Family Conferences approaches. This year we have planned five conferences in three locations, an air conditioned meeting facility in Big Sandy, a new registration discount, and a Sound Foundations course! The 2019 Family Conference theme is “Seek Ye the Lord.” Come join us to hear dynamic messages from God’s Word […]

Spiritually Encouraging August Northwoods Conference

The second Northwoods Family Conference of the year took place August 28–31, 2018. Families filled the Northwoods Conference Center to hear several speakers, including Keith and Jenny Daniel who traveled from South Africa. Also present was Jerry Benjamin, who spoke on the importance of having Christ at the center of every aspect of our lives. […]

“Family Reunion” Atmosphere Fills Sacramento Family Conference

Every time a Family Conference takes place, we rejoice in the messages that are given, the fellowship that takes place, and the lives that are impacted for eternity. The 2018 Sacramento Family Conference occurred July 3-7, and provided that special opportunity once again. The Family Conference that is held on the West Coast has the […]

Hundreds Attend a Family Conference at the Northwoods

The Northwoods Conference Center stood at the ready to begin receiving participants in what would be the largest gathering in its history. An eagle was soaring above the west windows of the Prayer Tower which, itself, was overlooking the blue, peaceful, and serene waters of Wolf Lake. With the freshly cut lawns lining the main […]

Families Encouraged at Big Sandy Family Conference

Over 1,850 attendees and staff gathered in Big Sandy, Texas, for this year’s Family Conference, held April 23–28. Families and individuals came from more than 35 states and 6 countries to be encouraged by the speakers and fellowship. Children and young people participated in the Children’s Institute, Pre-EXCEL, the ALERT Cadet Challenge, and COMMIT: these […]

Fourth Family Conference Added for 2018!

Within a short amount of time after announcing the Northwoods Family Conference, the available housing there was completely filled! A waiting list of families for housing began and has continued to grow as other families are interested in attending a Family Conference at the Northwoods. Because of the high interest in the Northwoods conference, we […]

2018 Family Conferences

This year’s Family Conference theme is, “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins” (I John 4:10). Brochures have been mailed and reservations by families are already being made for the 2018 Family Conferences. Several changes have been made […]

Big Sandy Family Week Gets Snow!

More than 50 people gathered January 15–20, 2018, on the International ALERT Academy campus in Big Sandy for Family Week. We are so grateful for all that the Lord did during the week as families came together to fellowship with each other, help with some service projects on campus, and hear powerful messages. Each morning began with […]

Families Encouraged at the Green Lake Family Conference

More than 360 individuals gathered at the Green Lake Conference Center in Wisconsin from September 5–9 for this year’s fourth Family Conference. The wonderful weather, scenic surroundings, comfortable lodging, like-minded fellowship, and solid Biblical teaching were among the contributing factors that made the final Family Conference of the year a highlight for so many attendees. […]

2017 Sacramento Family Conference

After packing 7,500 pounds of equipment and luggage, a truck and trailer began the 1,846-mile trip from Big Sandy, Texas, to the West Coast for the annual Sacramento Family Conference, July 4–7. Traveling through Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and the hot Mojave Desert of southern California, the truck pulling the loaded trailer finally arrived in […]

Toccoa Family Conference

A Family Conference was held May 23-27, 2017, in the beautiful hills of Toccoa, Georgia. Families gathered from many states throughout the East Coast, some even traveling from as far away as California and Washington on the West Coast. The conference speakers included Otto Koning, Jobe Martin, Gil Bates, Peter Magnuson, and others; their messages […]