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2016 NC Family Encouragement Weekend

Posted by The Neely Team

Apr

5

How do you summarize a weekend such as the NC FEW was? It’s hard. The Lord was merciful in the way He allowed each detail to play out (especially since some of us were very preoccupied with other things that had happened that week…). Sweet fellowship with other believers, motivating messages, encouraging testimonies, invigorating play time, delectable food, award winning smiles, uplifting prayer time, unity of hearts… the Lord truly blessed. Each year, we Neelys ask ourselves, “Why do we host the conference?” Every year the answer is the same: “Because we need the encouragement!” And every year, the result is the same…we are encouraged. Praise be to the Lord, Who is the Source of our encouragement.

Fellowship!

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Meal time!

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Children’s Hour!

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Sessions!

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Discipleship playtime!

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Music!

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Clean up!

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May we each continue to look to the Lord for guidance and joy as we strive to stay the course by His grace!



“Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day: Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein; And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied; Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy God…”

Deuteronomy 8: 11-14a



2015 HEAV Convention

Posted by The Neely Team

Aug

13

Yet another journey in June was to Richmond for the HEAV (Home Educator’s Association of Virginia) Convention. With the days packed to bursting with busyness, fellowship, opportunities to serve and minister to many precious people, and much more, we all came away truly blessed and uplifted.

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One of the numerous blessings of the weekend was seeing the standard of righteousness that the HEAV has set. Throughout the convention, frequent and unashamed acknowledgement of the LORD and His Word was clearly evident, and for that we were immensely grateful.

Convention activities… Smile

** Jessica was privileged to join our friend James (with Lenspiration) in leading a team of photographers for the convention.

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** At any convention, the Neely Team always loves the vendor hall… so being able to operate a booth ourselves and walk the floor many times visiting others was certainly a highlight. Smile

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** Participating in music, both in the HEAV High School Graduation ceremony and in the lobby background music, was such a joy! Matthew & Amanda joined us at the convention on the day of the graduation, so having Amanda in the ranks again to sing/play brought many smiles.

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Congratulations, Kris & Sheri!

Posted by Kathryn

Jul

15

Just as all of our travels were commencing for the month of June, we were blessed to attend the graduation celebration for some dear friends and music students, Kris Jr. & Sheri. Praise the LORD for these two vibrant young people, who consistently demonstrate what it means to live wholeheartedly for the glory of our Creator, to seek first His Kingdom, to reject the lies our culture offers, and instead to embrace of the calling of Christ, despite the cost. Watching these two grow and mature throughout the past several years has been a delight, and we look forward to seeing the beautiful plans the LORD has in store for them in the days ahead.

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Congratulations, Kris & Sheri! May the LORD abundantly bless you!

May He “grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end.” Eph. 3:16-21



2015 WV FEW Conference

Posted by The Neely Team

Jul

14

One of the joyous trips we were blessed to take in the month of June was to the beautiful state of West Virginia… and what a thrill it was to participate in the 2015 WV FEW Conference while we were there!

The LORD is so faithful, sending encouragement and strengthening for the race of life just when it is needed. The opportunity to jump in and serve, hear sound, biblical teaching, fellowship with dear, like-hearted families, and so much more, left us all tremendously uplifted.

We apologize for the long delay, but here are some photos at last! Smile

~ Reminders to fervently seek Jesus Christ above all else; to focus mind, affection, and delight upon Him and His Word; to rejoice in all things; to view each irritation as an invitation for communion with the Most High; to depend upon the power of the LORD to live each moment for His glory…

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~ The children’s hour was, once again, a hilarious opportunity to learn the importance of gratitude in the midst of every circumstance of life…

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In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thess. 5:18

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~ The blessing of many, many little ones… the future leaders of families, churches, and our nation…

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…suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Mark 10:14

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~ Discipleship game time…

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…inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Matt. 25:40

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~ Fellowship… and a final “FEW” random shots…

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And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. Colossians 3:17

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2015 NC FEW Conference | Part 5

Posted by The Neely Team

Mar

31

A “FEW” final shots…

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May the LORD Find Us Faithful
Mac Lynch

God hath not given us the spirit of fear,
But has given us the strength to obey.
With power and sound mind, with love, the unfailing kind,
O be not ashamed of His way.

No man that seeketh after things of this life
Is a soldier who passes the test.
Be faithful, be working, be running, be serving,
Be searching His Word for His best.

Living or dying, may honor be Thine,
From this wretched life You loved and forgave.
A life that is on fire, be only our heart’s desire.
Be faithful from now to the grave.

Refrain:

May the LORD find us faithful.
May His Word be our banner held high.
May the LORD find us faithful
Every day, though we live, though we die.

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2015 NC FEW Conference | Part 4

Posted by The Neely Team

Mar

31

Discipleship game time – a great chance for the little ones to release their wiggles and for the older ones to invest into their lives! Such sweet memories are made.

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2015 NC FEW Conference | Part 3

Posted by The Neely Team

Mar

31

Music – what a blessing to see so many young ones using their gifts for the glory of God!

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Meals – the joy of fellowshipping together around delicious food!

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2015 NC FEW Conference | Part 2

Posted by The Neely Team

Mar

31

Sessions – a time to hear from the LORD through the preaching and teaching of His Word

“Living in Jesus’ Name”

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“The Journey of Love” (Ladies’ session)

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Young People’s Testimonies – “An Attitude of Gratitude”

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Children’s Session – “In EVERYTHING Give Thanks!”

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Chalk Talk – “Eagles and Expectations”

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2015 NC FEW Conference | Part 1

Posted by The Neely Team

Mar

30

We are often asked, “What is a Family Encouragement Weekend?”

In our culture today, many families feel alone in the walk of life to which the LORD has called them.

Many feel discouraged about a lack of likeminded fellowship.

Many wonder if following the commands, principles, and patterns of Scripture for home and family life is really worth the sacrifice it involves.

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In short, a Family Encouragement Weekend (FEW Conference) it is a weekend conference organized with the simple goal of encouraging families who are seeking to follow a Biblical pattern of family life.

Because… we all need encouragement. We all need strengthening in the race we call the Christian life. We all need reminders that Christ, Who has saved us and called us with a holy calling (2 Tim. 1:9), is indeed faithful and has promised to bring to completion the good work that He has begun (Phil. 1:6).

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And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. Colossians 3:17

What a true joy it was to participate in the NC FEW Conference earlier this month! The LORD’s hand of blessing was abundantly evident, and for that our hearts are filled with gratitude.

Throughout the course of the weekend, whether in teaching from the Word, family prayer times, character-building activities, or fellowship together, a spirit of oneness in Christ was beautifully seen.

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In the forthcoming series of posts, we hope to give you a little glimpse of the joyous time the LORD granted us together. May He receive all glory and praise, because He alone is worthy!

 

For information regarding the WV FEW Conference coming up this summer, please contact us.