Pam & I were invited to lead worship for a Couples Conference at Sandy Cove Ministries & Conference Center in Maryland this weekend. Â Our good friend Stephen Weaver works at Sandy Cove and it was a bonus to spend some time hanging with him. Â There had been two blizzards the week prior to us arriving, so there was about 4 feet of snow on the ground. Â A fun change of pace from the desert…but freakin’ cold!
The 250 people here were ready to worship and encounter God together. Â It was totally encouraging to be with a generationally and ethnically diverse group of people who dove head first into worshipping God with all their souls.
Because this was a Couples Conference on Valentines weekend, we did a concert of love songs Saturday night. Â We performed several “crooner classics” and did a couple originals. Â One highlight of the evening was seeing the crowd go crazy when we played our tongue-in-cheek rendition of “Pants On The Ground” as a tribute to the parents of teenage boys. Â It was hilarious!
We also talked about the work World Vision is doing, the huge needs out there because of HIV/AIDS and shared the opportunities available to help through child sponsorship. Â It was exciting to see 10 kids sponsored this weekend. Â Lives changed forever!
These are the songs we led in the worship sets:
I want to say thanks to the entire staff at Sandy Cove. Â This was far and away the best team of people I’ve seen working at a conference/retreat center in all the years I’ve been doing this. Â If you get the chance to go to Sandy Cove, don’t miss out on the opportunity. Â You’ll love it.
Happy Valentines Day –