Sunday, May 3, 2009

A Few More Pics from Albuquerque

Here is our table at the homeschool convention. It was a blessing to have Matt there from VOM HQ for most of it. He gave me some tips that were very helpful.

Estimated attendance was 1538. Other vendors who had been there in previous years said it seemed like sales were down a little this year.

The layout of the exhibitor area was cumbersome. Vendors were not in one big room like AFHE-Phoenix, but scattered throughout various Sunday School rooms in the church where the convention was being held. We were in a room with Good Steward Books (a very popular vendor) which helped us (“picked” people off the edges of their crowd).

My fellow rep John and his wife drove down from Santa Fe in a snowstorm on Friday to host a lunch for contacts from Calvary Chapel of Albuquerque. He is a natural host who makes you feel welcome almost instantly. I'm praying that God heals him from the aftereffects of last year's heart attack. His energy flees in the mid-afternoon and he wasn't able to stay for our team dinner that evening. I really appreciate the effort he made even to come down at all.

Here is the team dinner. VOM has been blessed with growth in the New Mexico region in the past year. At the beginning of 2008 we had no reps there and now we have 4. Two of them weren't present at the dinner.

As you can see God gave us beautiful weather on the day we left Albuquerque. You can also see the snow on the mountains (which was not there on Thursday when we arrived!).

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