Let me give you my perspective on the Texas Shindig. My dad always said he started looking for what he wanted in a help meet when he was seven years old. I think he is serious. He teaches that isolating your children from other good families keeps them from developing a healthy hope in love. Because of this, he was always taking our family to different events (he calls them different ponds full of more fish), so from an early age we could meet good-quality possible future mates. It worked.
I met my husband at a bash in New Mexico. It was an extreme sports event of climbing cliffs, caving, camping, and getting to know other like-minded believers who appreciated this lifestyle. As you can see in the picture, it was a smashing success.
My sister Shalom met her husband in Tennessee at a young men’s mission conference where she was the cook. Nathan met Zephyr at a missionary conference in Texas. We didn’t go spouse hunting, but we did go where potential spouses might be hanging out. You get the idea?
The Texas Shindig is for the entire family. The kids will be thrilled with Bible stories and games. Dad and Mom (Mike and Debi Pearl) will be teaching mamas and daddies how to rekindle their love for each other. Nathan and Shalom will be teaching those in the “searching and preparing” stage of life, and I will be teaching herbs classes. We have also invited a few special guests who will be speaking in their own areas of expertise. Mel from NGJ will be teaching on self-publishing and how to start a home-based business.
The Texas Shindig will be a joyful gathering of families growing in the grace of God, and will be an opportunity for your kids to meet their life partners. Bring the kids, your smile, and your musical instruments. We’ll see you there! -Shoshanna Easling