9.22.2015

14th Annual Turning Hearts Celebration Recap

Labor Day is past and another Turning Hearts Celebration is now history! It was a wonderful day and we were blessed with lots of sun, heat, and a lovely breeze that made the outdoors bearable. =) 
Here are a few pictures!
*special thanks to Sarah Bryant for sharing these pictures with us!
Chores continue as usual, with many onlookers...
Allison + Denver-smiling faces behind the ice cream counter!
Meeting up with old friends.
Giggles with Liz + her friends during a session. Hmm...=)
Pastor Rafael Cruz was a tremendous inspiration to us all through his challenging messages!
Carson was the head of hayride operations. =)
Looks like Rebecca + her ice-cream made it along to ride in the tractor for a ride! =)
So thankful for my trusty lineup of faithful women who served in the food line! Thank-you, gals!
Impromptu jamming...
..and impromptu chess tournaments! =)
Our family's evening concert.
These guys...never a dull moment with them. =)
Mitchell's expression. Priceless. =)
This is possibly my favorite photo of the whole day. Encouraging + strengthening families has always been our goal with hosting the Turning Hearts Celebration, and we are so blessed by all of the families God has brought across our path who also believe in strong family values + the blessing of a close-knit family! 
These two little guys (above) obviously learned love somewhere, most likely from their parents, and the sight of the older brother hugging his little baby brother just warmed my heart. So precious.

"And He shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to the fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse."
Malachi 4:6

{posted by Chelsy}

17 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the post I was thinking of a lot more photos but I guess not this post is very comforting to me I back the hospital I have since last wed long story short I'm going to have my appendix taken out tomm morning thou if u guys can pray for me that would be great blessing an I made u as a medical play doll I'll email you pic in a couple days or weeks of it hopefully we'll goes well tomm because it is 50-50 percent that it work to take away the pain lov the pics an post u guys have helped me through this been listening to u guys an the allens an my youth group on spotfiy an my music like non stop just thinking of you guys all the time along with many other people as well so thanks so much for that lov u guys an God bless you guys😎😋☺️😉

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  2. Thank you all so much for hosting the Turning Hearts Celebration! Our family loved coming and appreciate your family's work and hospitality. It was such a blessing!!

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  3. It looks so fun!! W ish we could have been there1 We definitly will try for next year!
    god bless
    Mackenzie werner

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  4. Who did this post?

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  5. Looks like Turning Hearts went well for y'all! Maybe we'll be able to come some year:) A couple of us were talking to Rebecca at camp, and we asked her what Turning Hearts was like...her words..."well...Alli serves ice cream, like, all day long! but it's fun!" =)
    Love the pictures of the hayrides...brings back memories of the retreat! And your concert photos are great=)
    God bless!

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  6. What a beautiful post....beautiful day....and beautiful classic photos! :)
    Many blessings to your family from ours~
    The Mayo Family

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  7. OH!!!! Awsome! Do you do all of theese post or do you and allison swich off?!?!?

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  8. Love all your post, always waiting for new ones!!!

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  9. Our family is so ready to see ya'll again! Looks like everyone had a wonderful time at the Turning Heart Celebration! Maybe someday we'll get to attend for the whole day! :)

    The Burnetts

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  10. How tall is that guy in the photo with Chelsey and the older the older ladies? Never seen such a sight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Look so so wonderful and inviting. So wish we could make it someday !! Great job you all!!👍

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  12. Hey Yall!
    How much does this cost to come to? looks like it would be really fun to go to ! Ilove all of the great photos!{ especially the one were mitchell is making the face!!} ;) do you do this every year? You guys are such an insperation! You walk so firmly with the lord! Just a quick question , do you guys have a youth group at your church? And if so , do you guys attend it? We have been struggling withthis, wether or not we should go to a youth group or not, if it would be a good thing for my daughters or not. So i just wanted to get your oppinion on that! thanks again and i love your post , i check every other dat to see if you have posted any thing . It is such an encouragement to know that , a family w/ 10 kids can get along the way yall do! thanks,
    blessings to yall

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  13. Looks so much fun!! I have to agree that the last pic is my favorite!! :)

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  14. Looks like another year that I managed to hide from the camera. ; )

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  15. Greetings,

    Had the privledge to meet and hear your family ministry through music in Kerrville, Texas. Have been wanting to attend your Turning Hearts Celebration for a few years now. I have friends up north now so this would be a great year to come. When will you have the schedule of Key Note Speaker out? Is your hotel available during this time?

    Thank you SO much,

    Johnna Buntin

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  16. Hello Joanna!!
    So good to hear from you! It was wonderful to meet you back in March and we would be honored to have your family travel up for the Turning Hearts Celebration! That is my next post to blog so be watching for that later on this week! =)
    I believe there are still rooms available to book at our hotel although it does fill up very fast for that weekend since it is a holiday weekend. If you are wanting to book a room there I would recommend booking as soon as possible. You can either call or book online at www.dutchcountryinnkalona.com
    The post with details and speaker info will be up in the next few days here!
    Blessings,
    Chelsy for the Bontragers

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