We had a successful and good seminar last Thursday with Ron Kaufman. Despite the economic upheavals and political instability, we saw a good turnout and it was great to fill up 80% of the plenary theatre at the KL Convention Centre. There were a couple of hiccups and awkward situations during the seminar but after all these years of being an organizer, we had learnt to be cool and calm about things.
We were specially thankful for good friends who play such an important part in the success of our programs. Without Kess' mama, we wouldn't be able to run the seminar without any worries of our little boy's well being. Clayton was so excited to hear that Kess' mama was babysitting him. He had a great time with Auntie Eliza (aka Kess' mama) - they swam, relaxed at the jacuzzi pool in Traders Hotel, went to KLCC, sat in the buggy, went to the KLCC playground and had tea at the Traders lounge. We truly appreciate Eliza for sacrificing her time despite her busy preparation for her upcoming New York trip.
Then it was Wendy, a friend I knew when Clayton was only a little baby. She came to babysit Clayton when we had a dinner meeting with Ron and his wife. What touched my heart was that, she had come to help us despite her health condition. I tried to sneak a love gift envelope into her bag but to my dismay, she discovered it on the way home in hubby's car. She refused to accept any monetary gift at all. We really wanted to bless her with a love offering as she is currently undergoing cancer treatments after being diagnosed with colon cancer last year (a relapse). I felt sad that we couldn't play a part in blessing her cos she is one lovely person. She even bought books for Clayton - imagine how bad I felt when she refused to accept our gift. Clayton slept while counting numbers with Wendy and he woke up in the middle of the night crying, "I want Auntie Wendy to come back". Since she's now on organic food (due to her cancer relapse), we are thinking about sending her an organic hamper, knowing that she would reject another monetary gift.
We are heartily thankful for God's provision in every seminar and event of ours. Jehovah Jireh, He is indeed our provider.