I think due to the fact that the first things I posted about the Teacher's Convention were from the FIRST NIGHT - - - before the meetings began - - - that I erroneously gave SOME of you the impression that for "Jack" this convention was all play and no work.
Au contraire, mes amis - - - we served our due time in meetings soaking up knowledge.
Each of us had one of these - - - a convention handbook, which was our "map" of all we needed to know to choose seminars, find our way around the complex, and take notes.
This just happens to be mine with my spiffy red pen attached.
Here we are in one of three general sessions. "We" are in the first two rows.
The speaker in the first general session was Dr. Wess Stafford, president of Compassion International, who shared his "heart for children" with us. I can't begin to tell you how moved I was as I heard the story of what happened to him in his childhood which is what the Lord has used in his life to give him a ministry as an advocate for children.
This is my favorite seminar leader, Joy Headley who, along with her husband, pastors Gospel Lighthouse Church in Dallas, Texas. She gave us valuable ideas for dealing with emotional crises in our students.
Joy was so dynamic Shelli and I attended three of her seminars.
Shelli attempting to look like the session is already in progress, when in truth this picture was totally "pretend" before the seminar began.
And moi, not even attempting to convince you I'm in the middle of an important class.