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. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar shared several of their classic messages on marriage and parenting, along with a new message highlighting the importance of young people being prepared for their future. Otto Koning shared several messages as well. As always, his messages were timely and appreciated. Several other speakers gave presentations, accented by some of the best video messages from the three previous 2018 conferences.
A special report was given during the August Northwoods Family Conference from the IBLP team who oversees and conducts the prison ministry throughout the United States. Two special guests from Romania were also in attendance at the conference. One of the Romanian young men had volunteered with the IBLP ministry in his home country for over five years and continues to serve the Lord today.
One participant wrote of the conference experience, “I now realize just how much I needed the amazing spiritual refreshment and encouragement the Lord has given us . . . at the conference!!! My purpose for the trip was to seek God as never before, and that sure happened!!! I cannot believe how much my relationship with God has grown!!! Praise the Lord!!!” A family from Pennsylvania wrote: “Thank you for all the hard work you put into the Northwoods Conference last week. It was truly a blessing in our family’s life to be around other like-minded families who genuinely have a heart for Christ.”
The IBLP Northwoods Conference Center staff team was thrilled to host the conference and looks forward to finding ways to serve you better in the days to come. We have scheduled the NWCC again next year for two Family Conferences. The first one will take place June 3–8, followed by the second conference on August 26–30, 2019.