Yes, I went to a vision weekend and was blessed by it. I think there have been other posts on occasion, let's see...MelissaB wrote:Just curious...Has anyone attended a Vision Weekend in Missouri? Recommendations?
Thanks so much,
Annie http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php ... 255#p82255
Donna http://board.mfwbooks.com/viewtopic.php ... 837#p79837
Mine was in January 2006, so things of course may be far different now. It was a small group and we stayed with MFW families, so not sure if that is still the case. It felt awkward at first to know that we'd stay in someone's home (again, not sure if that's still the case), but in the end we were blessed to stay with Marie's mom, who was originally from Minnesota like us.
Our youngest would have been 10 at the time, so not sure who he stayed with, but we were blessed to have it work out at that particular time, since my husband got really sick later that year and we probably couldn't have gone any other year. God's timing is the right timing.
Most of the weekend was lecture format, or sermon format. But that's something I love. I listen to Teaching Company lectures and convention talks and our pastor's sermons while I'm folding clothes or whatever. And how much better to be able to raise your hand and ask a question. And in-person is just better, like attending a live play vs. watching a movie It was that "convention feeling" of everybody here is doing the same thing and we fit in, no one is asking us why we homeschool, no one is bored when I wonder about math curriculum...
Some of the topics I remember (which probably change year-to-year) included:
- An inspirational sermon-type talk about their experiences in Russia, complete with slide show.
- A dad's class about dad's role in homeschooling, while moms had an overview and Q&A with Marie about details of the curriculum.
- A tour of the offices, including areas for organizing all those books and preparing all those conventions.
- Intro to all the staff and families, including the only time I've met Marie Hazell.
Does that help?