Meeting Up in September
March 26, 2023
SUM Meet-Up, 26-29 September 2023
Well, we are continuing to plan our meet-up in September! It's so exciting. A number of you have already said you'd like to TRY to be there, and I thought it was about time I posted an update.
We first announced in January that we were planning this. So to start off, if you missed that original post you can catch up here.
I've now booked my flight so can confirm I'll be there, and Lynn is all set too -- It's ON!
Now I want to pause and encourage you at this point: Even if you feel it's impossible, in terms of money or your spouse's permission, ask God if He will make a way. In the past, God has done some very interesting things with these meet-ups of ours. And, if God wants you to be there, you'll be there.
I say that because when we had our last SUM conference in 2019 I thought 'How on earth am I going to get a plane ticket for that? And if the plane ticket were possible, how on earth could I ask Bryce?' It was completely impossible, especially as I was coming from New Zealand which is a twelve-hour flight and extremely expensive! For two days? For a conference for people who are Christians married to non-Christians? Yeah right ((laughing)). But you know, something like that is easy-peasy for God and, blow me down, I got there. Here's a photo from that day of some of us.
So with that said here's the plan for our 2023 meet-up:
Tuesday 26th September: We'll spend the day at Lynn's house in Rancho Murieta. If you want to look up her general location, she lives on Puerto Drive, in Rancho Murieta which is close to Sacramento, California. It's just going to be a nice, relaxing day together spent as friends. We'll have some food, will worship together, go on a walk .. and enjoy a day of fellowship.
The closest airport to Lynn is Sacramento International Airport, which is an hour's drive away, and you will have to find accommodation near Lynn - More on that in a minute.
Wednesday 27th September to Friday 29th: We will attend the Bethel 'Open Heavens' conference at Redding, which is 2.5-3 hours from Lynn's house. We can hopefully ride-share and go up in groups from Lynn's house, and we will drive up on the Wednesday morning.
The link to the Bethel conference is here: https://www.bethel.com/calendar/open-heavens-2023. When you're ready, register yourself as an individual. There is open-seating, and no group registrations, so just go ahead and register. There is an early-bird rate, which is available until 31 May.
You will have to find accommodation at Bethel, but perhaps you can liaise with some other SUMites to see if some of you can stay together.
After the conference, you could fly home from Bethel itself, as there is a regional airport 15 minutes drive from the conference location. That said, some of us will drive back to Sacramento after the conference, so there will be ride-sharing again.
To make your travel plans, it'll be good to liaise with each other so that we can ride-share and stay near each other. For that purpose, we have set up a private Facebook group for the event. Here's a link to that group: Meet-Up in California | Facebook
If you're not on Facebook, send me an email on email@example.com (if you haven't already done so), and what I'll do is send out a monthly email to everyone on my list regarding this event and our plans so far.
So, my friends, those are the details so far. If you have any questions pop them in the comments, and if you'd like to attend and would like us to join in praying for you put that in the comments too.
We love you and can't wait to meet as many of you as possible in person. Exciting!!
Ann and Lynn