This is my comfort. Jesus is my all in all. I was sitting in the midst of our confirmation class, and the boys around me were forced to hear my belt out these words. They already think I'm crazy so it didn't phase them. But in the midst of it all, Jesus is my strength.
This year, I am traveling to GC with my husband, Eric, and our nine-month old daughter Emmalyn. I'm blessed that my dad has walked this journey with me and will be a delegate as well, and my mom will watch Emmalyn during our sessions. Not many people are fortunate enough to serve at GC with family, and I don't take that gift lightly (in fact, my brother Michael was first reserve delegate in 2008 so he knows the journey very well). Our bags are packed for twelve sleeps and our flight's set to get in at noon. Now all that's left to do is keep. on. praying. Please join me in praying for our denomination. Pray for strength, wisdom, and most of all, God's love to reign.
In case you're curious, here's some information about General Conference:
- The General Conference meets every four years with delegates from the worldwide United Methodist Church. This is the voice of our denomination and the way in which we speak. Legislation comes to us, and if approved, this legislation goes into our UM Book of Discipline.
- A basic understanding of how the legislative process works
- Our daily schedule (set to change throughout the week, but this is a basic idea. Our first official gathering will be worship tomorrow at 4 p.m.)
- The official site for GC 2012