Did you know that Plant City, FL is the winter strawberry capital of the world? I didn’t, but I do now! This weekend at Fresh Grounded Faith, we had strawberry everything — soap, cookies, afghans, rain boots, toboggans, shirts, earrings, bracelets, chocolate covered strawberries, strawberry shortcake…. I am sure you get my point! It was so fun!
And oh, sisters… it was such a great start to our spring season of Fresh Grounded Faith. God was so very present, all of the volunteers gave generously from their hearts, it was so well-organized, and you could practically feel how open to the Lord’s moving the entire audience was. So thankful.
I love getting to spend time with sweet friends during these events! Meredith Andrews led us in worship so beautifully… her voice is one of my favorites. She not only sings, but shares her heart with all of us so transparently… blesses me every time.
And Angela Thomas-Pharr? Incredible. Love her story, how she makes us laugh, how relatable she is. And there was something else that made this weekend extra special – my sweet mom, sister-in-law, and niece were there to join us! Such a treat.
Our Local Conference Coordinator, Kay Morris was a huge help, so very kind, and handled all the details perfectly. Stephanie Humphrey did a beautiful job capturing the weekend with her camera too. And the sweet hospitality team – so kind and generous – thank you for all the fun gifts! And see the cute strawberry boots we’re wearing in the photo above? Those were given by Southside Western & Outdoor Wear in Plant City. So thoughtful!
There is much to praise the Lord for: 41 sisters made decisions for Christ, 33 children sponsored through Compassion International, several women are now connected to other women through Bible study and fellowship, and there were 1,067 sisters in attendance! And to First Baptist Church of Plant City and the nine co-host churches who took such great care of us and all the details, please accept a huge, grateful thank you from all of us to all of you!
If you were with us in Plant City, I’d love to hear from you! Please share with us how the Lord worked in your heart in the comments below.
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