BIT 19 – April 4, 2008
Well here it is…New pictures! I’ve been pretty busy working on the website since my last BIT. I hope you all like the updated photos!
My concert at, Christ Presbyterian Church in Lakeland, Florida, was a lot of fun. The pastor is a BIG guitar fan…And a Taylor owner as well!
I also played at the Orange Blossom Opry on two different occasions. I always enjoy playing there when I’m in Central Florida.
A few weeks ago, dad and I were guests on “The Good Life TV 45” just outside of Orlando…It was a half hour Interview about the missions outreach in Central America and I played 3 songs. I also gave my testimony about how God has given me the gift of playing the guitar.
The people there where so genuinely nice. It was truly refreshing to have been there! And after the program, our host Mr. Mikesell gifted us each with a beautiful bracelet depicting the Ten Commandments. They are really great ice breakers for those who notice them to talk with them about the things of the Lord.
Last Sunday I played at my friend, Pastor Troy Miller’s church in Wildwood, Florida. It’s probably one of the most “musical” churches I think I’ve been to…maybe ever! So, it was a lot of fun to have the opportunity to play a Concert there again!
Before I finished playing, I played Mustang Roundup. and before I left the stage a gentleman came up and said that just like cowboys win belt buckles in the rodeo…He felt that I should have his “Cowboys for Christ” Belt Buckle! What an honor.
Then afterwards we headed back to Ocoee, Florida. Where I played again at a Spanish church that I had played at a number of times when we first started this tour in 2007.
There was another blessing that happened as a result of the TV interview. A couple who saw me playing on TV ended up calling the TV station, and when I called them back they told me that when they were watching the program they felt led to give me one of their guitars from their collection.
What a humbling experience! We ended up meeting at Pastor Miller’s church before the service.
The people at the TV station have invited us back again to tape another program on the 9th of this month…just before we fly out to Frankfurt, Germany!!! Their website is: www.tv45.org
We fly out on the 11th in the evening and arrive on the 12th in the morning…maybe the overnight flight will help us out with the jetlag! 🙂 Dad will be preaching and I will be playing Concerts all over Europe as the Lord opens doors to us.
I’m so excited about this trip to Europe, it is a dream come true! God has been so good to me. I hope I don’t ever take anything for granted (though I often do). The reality is that we don’t know what tomorrow will bring. So, we should be grateful for what we have (especially our family)! Anyways, I’ll keep you posted as I’m able to.