February began with our first Law Enforcement Marriage Seminar in our area. We had around 47 officers/spouses attend with much positive feedback.
March was busy as we traveled to Chattanooga, Tennessee where I led a Spouse Academy put on by the FCPO (Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers). Little did we know at that time, it would be the last opportunity to serve and fellowship with our dear friend, Lamar Moore, past Executive Director of FCPO. Shortly after our conference, Lamar took ill and passed away in June. We know, however, that he is celebrating this first Christmas with Jesus and all his loved ones who have gone before.
At the end of March, we were invited to come to Kentucky for a one-day conference for law enforcement/first responders. Again, I led a class specifically for the spouses of law enforcement. Though we were a small group, we were mighty! :)
We also met some other great folks on the front lines helping LEOs.
April and May were busy as I flew to Florida for a Spouse Academy at the Pasco County Sheriff's Department. We had a room full of attendees and a number of Chaplains from the area. I was treated to a wonderful tour of the area as well as the opportunity to share our ministry with an African-American church on Sunday.
In May, Rick and I flew to Washington DC for National Police Week. We met up again with CODE3 Ministries and handed out Bibles, tracts and basically found ways to talk with officers and their families about the hope we have. What an awesome opportunity.
Later that week we flew on to Bangor, Maine, where we stayed with a wonderful family who showed us awesome hospitality. We presented a day-long marriage seminar for law enforcement on that Saturday and met some new friends. What incredible people and exquisite beauty of God's creation. We left on such a high.
As a side note, did I mention that in the midst of all of this running around, our daughter celebrated her last prom and graduated high school?!