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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Mega Metro Conference in Orlando, FL

Emeril's was fabulous!

Our Annual Mega Metro Conference for Senior Pastors and Wives was held this year in Orlando, Florida and the Florida pastors and their wives who hosted it along with Diane and Jay Strack did a fabulous job and we enjoyed it sooo much.  As you can see by some of the pictures I have posted that we stayed very busy and had no time for rest!  I'll try to give you an idea of some of the highlights of the three short days.  Immediately after arriving in Orlando, we dashed to see the Blue Man Group show.  It was so very entertaining.  Afterwards we dined at Emeril's and that was a true treat.  The food was definitely of the quality and taste that we had expected.  Our Monday evening dinner was highlighted by the presence and message of Pat Williams who is the Senior VP of the Orlando Magic.  He is a great presenter and motivator.  The Tuesday evening dinner was certainly memorable as we heard and met Al Weiss, pictured here on the platform and afterwards with Johnny and me at the great dessert reception and fireworks at the Eau du France in EPCOT.  Mr. Weiss is the President of Worldwide Operations for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.  The amazing thing about him is that he has a burning passion for planting churches in Mega cities. One we certainly share with him so he and Johnny were quite a pair together!  Sea World was the site of one of our meeting sessions and the best mall in Florida was the setting for one of the ladies sessions....isn't that too bad!   We ended our time in Orlando with another treat of being able to go see the LANouBA Cirque Du Soleil.  I highly recommend going to see that show.  It was very unusual and worth every moment you spend being there.   Great job Diane Strack, Ginny Whitten and Rachel Uth and spouses.  You did good!

                                               The gals having lunch after the conference is over and Diane still can't quit working!