We met at the Quality Inn Dutch Inn in Martinsville, VA. Beginning at early afternoon on Friday, we began arriving from all over the US and Canada! There were 9 people from our Israel Study tour who made the trip to this conference. Two of them were from Canada! Everyone was excited to see each other again and to share about what G-d has been doing in their lives since the trip.
But, there were also several people who hadn’t seen each other since our Conference in Orlando last November. It is very encouraging to see people developing friendships with like-minded people. Several of the attendees told me that they feel alone where they live as far as having spiritual brothers and sisters nearby. This gathering gave them an opportunity for fellowship and to make lasting connections with others.
In the end, we had people from Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Maine, South Carolina, and Canada attending the Conference. Maybe more! We enjoyed and appreciated each person who came.
Over the course of the conference, there were also people who found out they live close together and plan to begin meeting together on Shabbat! These are just some of the exciting stories from the conference.