A little over a year ago, we could hardly have imagined a Family Encouragement Weekend in New Hampshire. But God does wondrous things! Mr. Schmechel’s conversion to Christ and his family’s enthusiasm to bring the FEW to New Hampshire, with the dedicated support of other families in their area, all came together into reality. And it was one of the largest yet with almost two hundred attending! One thing that made this FEW special was the amount of one-on-one conversation that went on, thanks to the Schmechels having the bases covered. To top it off, God gave us weather that could not have been more perfect.
On Sunday we were able to attend New Boston Baptist Church with them and meet their wonderful church family! What an inspiration it was to meet so many brothers and sisters who seek to honor the Lord with their lives!
“But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth”
2 Thessalonians 2:13
“Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us together, and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give thanks to thy holy name, and glory in thy praise.” 1 Chronicles 16:35
The Schmechel family’s hospitality was incredible, even with a broken water line that we had the joy of helping to fix! Seeing their farm… with newborn piglets, ripe peaches, magnificent barn, and friendly cows… was a real highlight of the trip!