Monday, June 27, 2011

Focus on the Family

We were looking forward to going to Focus on the Family ever since we were here in 2008. At that time, we drove to Colorado Springs anticipating touring Focus only to arrive and discover it was the one day a year they were closed. We were so disappointed, but the kids were even more disappointed than we were. So, it was an extraspecial treat to be able to go this time.
HB London and Paul at the conference. HB London is a "Pastor to Pastors". He pastored for many years, after which he came to Focus for the primary reason to head up their pastoral care ministry. He is a meek, humble, wise man. He spoke twice and I don't think I'll ever forget what he said or the spirit with which he said it.
Praise and worship during the conference.
Gary and Barbara Rossberg were two of the speakers. They spoke on marriage, as did Emerson and Nicole Eggerich. Both couples did an excellent job and we learned alot from them.
Focus treated us so well. They fed us every meal the 3 days we were they and they were all excellent meals. Paul is here eating brunch the last morning. The quantity of the food was only outdone by the quality of the food.
As most of you know, Adventures in Odyssey is produced by Focus and they have a replica of Whit's End, which is where the stories take place. My kids love this program and this is why they were so disappointed to have missed coming here in 2008. We walked through and were very impressed with the quality.
This is the room they tape all the radio recordings for Focus on the Family.
HB London speaking to the pastors and their wives.
Focus overlooks Pikes Peak, and the first night when we came out, the sun was just about finished setting over the mountain. It was beautiful.
Paul and I both agreed that this was the best conference we had ever been to. If we ever have a chance to come again, we will jump at it!
Next up: Helen Hunts Falls, Gold Camp mining road, Garden of the gods and Manitou Springs

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