August 27, 2014
Wednesday night, August 27th, Calvary Chapel of Delta (Delta, PA) will be having the last of their summer outdoor worship services. These times of praise & verse-by-verse bible teaching services are preceded by a delicious cookout! If it rains, we just move it indoors. It's all free & it's all for you, so bring your friends & family, your blankets & lawn chairs, and join us at 6pm. Let's celebrate the One Who made it all possible!
On Saturday, August 30th, I'll be at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in Reading, PA, providing some special music for a special wedding. Congrats to one of the most creative & innovative people I've had the joy of serving with- Robbie Merow and his lovely bride Emily Peterson!
Then on Sunday morning, August 31st, I'll be leading worship with my church family at Calvary Chapel of Delaware County in Chadds Ford, PA. Service times are 8:30am, 10am & 11:30am. If you're anywhere in the area, please join us!
Be sure to check the Along the Road link to find out if I'll be coming to your area, as I would love to see you. And thank you so much for your prayers and support!
Guitar for Sale
Here's one way you can support this music ministry that can inspire a music ministry of your own! Our son's car was totaled in a recent hail storm, so he bought our '96 Camry. So we now need to find a good used car that gets good gas mileage (since I drive to most of our ministry events). I'm selling some things on Craigs List to help us with this and one of those things is my Ray LaMontagne Signature Series Bourgeois Guitar.
I really don't need three guitars- especially three of this quality. I've been blessed to play a McPherson (primary) and a Taylor (back-up). So usually my Bourgeois sits at home. There were only 33 of these made (it's #9) and the guitar is signed by Ray LaMontagne and Dana Bourgeois. There's a neat God-story to how I even have it that's too long to write here.
But all that to say, though it truly sounds amazing & looks as beautiful as it sounds, I do need to sell it. And I would LOVE for one of you to own it so you can make your own beautiful music! If you're interested and have questions, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'd be happy to tell you more about it!
On A Mission
I recently had the honor of leading worship and encouraging the missionaries of InFaith.org at their annual ReFresh Conference at Sandy Cove in North East, MD.
Very grateful to Dr. Ridge Burns (Exec. Director), guest speaker John Allan (Belmont Chapel bible teacher and Exeter School Chaplain, Exeter, UK), Andrea Graver, Mesha Smith and everyone with InFaith for allowing me to be a part.
What a wonderful group of servant hearts from all over the U.S., each one with an amazing testimony of God's grace and a unique calling on their life to share the hope of the gospel with the lost and the least of these. And man, do these guys LOVE to sing God's praise! They sang so LOUD I followed them! :-)
Thank you so much for keeping this ministry in your prayers. The Lord truly blessed our times together and I pray each family went home refreshed with joy and a renewed faith for what God has in store.
Your gifts of support to help this music ministry are so greatly appreciated, as they help thousands of people each year come to hear and sing the good news of Jesus Christ.
God is using this ministry to bring His light into the dark places, the broken places, the hopeless places. Your prayerful support helps me go wherever He would have me serve. It also helps fund new recordings so they don't come from our family budget. And your gifts can be tax-deductible by following these instructions HERE.
If you've been blessed by this music ministry and would like to support me in the work the Lord is doing, I would be so honored to team with you. Thank you!!
Here's an 11-song sampler which includes songs from all my past projects, including the live, hidden track duet I sang with my daughter, Lauren, that was never available by itself. There's also a bonus track of a living room guitar demo of The Fragrance of Christ. Please share this sampler with your friends on Facebook!
Just enter the info above or click HERE. In exchange for your email & zip (which will only go to my fanbase- no spam!), NoiseTrade will email you the songs! It's free, but you can also "tip" any amount to help towards the new recording. Don't forget, you can also give a tax-deductible donation by going HERE.
Thank you so much for your love, prayers & support!!
Why "Blessed Hurricane?"
I often get asked why our music ministry is called Blessed Hurricane Ministries. If you've wondered about that, or if you'd like to hear more about the heart & vision behind this ministry, click HERE.