Big Sandy Family Conference 2017

Big Sandy Family Conference 2017

We just returned from yet another uplifting and refreshing ATI Family Conference.  The theme of this year’s conference was Trust in the Lord.  Throughout the week, we heard messages that challenged us to put our trust in Him in all things (finances, purity, relationships, parenting,  etc.).  While each sermon was centered on trusting the Lord, every message was unique in the way the speaker conveyed trust, providing for an edifying conference. 

As usual, we were thrilled to reunite with old friends and meet many new ones.  One of my highlights, was when we sang the traditional closing song of “When We See Christ”.  Though some of us are but strangers to one another, a true spirit of unity permeates each heart as we sing that treasured hymn every year.  It reminds us that we are all in the fight together with our eyes fixed on Jesus.  I think of the verse in 1 Peter that reads: “But resist him [the devil], firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world.”   I suppose that bond of fellowshp is one of the many things that make our annual trip to the conference so special.

It will be worth it all, when we see Jesus. Life’s trials will seem so small, when we see Christ.  

One glimpse of His dear face, all sorrow will erase. So bravely run the race, til’ we see Christ!


Let us run the race together, “fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith”

-Katey, for the Nakatsus


  1. avatar
    Kami Crisanti
    May 9, 2017

    We had a great time. Thank you all so much for being so kind to us and showing us around. We are looking forward to next year, Lord willing.
    Love, The Crisanti Family.

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    Katey Nakatsu
    May 9, 2017

    Crisanti Family,
    It was such a joy to get to know you all during the conference. I wish we could have spent more time together through the week.
    I’m glad you enjoyed it, and we look forward to seeing you again!

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