Virginia FEW Conference, 2010: Growing in Christlikeness


Many historic battlefields can be found in Virginia.But today the battle for home and family is paramount.That's why families showed up by the van-load!   Victory!


And Zerah the Ethiopian came out against  them with an army of a thousand thousands, Discussionand three hundred chariots. And Asa went out before him, and . . . called to Jehovah his God, and said, ‘O Jehovah, it is nothing to You to help between the mighty and him with no Discipleshipstrength. Help us, O Jehovah our God; for we rest on You, and in Your name we come against this host’” (II Chronicles 14:9-11a,  Interlinear Bible).


The topic for the Virginia FEW Conference was maturity. A mature person can take great pressure and be changed for the better, as Multigenerational visioncoal is changed into a diamond through pressure. A mature Christian can handle the trials of everyday life when viewing those pressures as God’s “character development program”, intentionally Making brothers and sister best friendsallowed by Him for good. Going further, we can picture a mature Church as a group of maturingMaturity Christians who have purposed to learn and grow together in the face Praise of pressures and uncertainties. And guess what: a mature family can do the exact same thing. What could be more encouraging?!

Encouragement With a couple weeks having passed since the conference, many of us have been refreshed to go over the many notes we took and remember the simple things that were shared there. Allowing Teamwork  pressure to make us better (rather than bitter) helps us to get on God’s side of the battle. Then we can deepen our message and let God widen our ministry.

For more pictures and testimonies go to the websites of the Wilkes, Hynes, Neelys, or Girottis. For a list of character qualities and their operational definitions see this comprehensive list. Lord-willing, we will have the messages up and coming at


HarmonyLeadershipTestimoniesInsightsAll towards the same goal.


  1. Daniel Staddon August 20, 2010 at 6:23 pm #

    I think our family was encouraged more than any one else’s! It is so invigorating to meet others who are going through the same battles, decisions, and questions that we are. The memories made that short weekend are treasures I will never forget.

  2. James August 20, 2010 at 7:11 pm #

    Hooray! Glad to see we got an overview posted!

  3. Michael August 21, 2010 at 2:16 pm #

    Thanks for posting, Don! That’s an exciting introductory Scripture!

  4. Jenny Wilkes August 21, 2010 at 4:08 pm #

    Thank you Staddon family for all of your wonderful help and support! We truly could not have done it without you all!

  5. Courtney Gomez and Esther August 22, 2010 at 8:49 am #

    Great post and pictures! It is exciting to see so many families seeking the Lord together.

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