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Chiz and his son Chase playing a duet at a concert !!!!

Chiz and his son Chase playing a duet at a concert !!!! Chiz and his son Chase playing a duet at a concert !!!!

Chiz In Guatemala

Chiz In Guatemala Chiz In Guatemala

Chiz with his green trumpet and green lights on the bell of the horn.

Chiz with his green trumpet and green lights on the bell of the horn. Chiz with his green trumpet and green lights on the bell of the horn.

Chiz at youth rally.

Chiz at youth rally. Chiz at youth rally.

Chiz playing at concert

Chiz playing at concert Chiz playing at concert

Chiz plays at a church in Arizona !

Chiz plays at a church in Arizona ! Chiz plays at a church in Arizona !

What’s New, February 11,2016

What a difference a week and several hundred miles makes. This morning I shoveled snow off my driveway as the wind was blowing a lot of snow in my face and taking my breath away and just last week, I was down south in Florida, Georgia and the Carolina’s enjoying warm weather. Like I said……what a difference a week and several hundred miles makes.
The south was a blessing to us. We had great concerts and saw God do work in people’s lives. One of the things I really enjoy about traveling is the diversity and differences I get to see. Just this past tour alone I was blessed to play in a tiny little church with a handful of people and a few days later, I was in front of several thousand playing at a large church. Not only sizes, but different denominations, different climates, different kind of people and different styles of worship. But even with all those differences, I get to meet and work with some great people that love the Lord, and that’s the best part.
I have about 10 more days at home with a few shows close by in Pennsylvania and then I head out west for a few weeks. I’ll start in Oregon, then work into California, Arizona and end the trip in Oklahoma. If you’re anywhere close by any of these upcoming concerts, be sure to check out specifics on our “tour schedule” and come out and see us.
I love going to the west coast and I am looking forward to what God will do in that tour. Please keep this ministry in your prayers as I am away from my family and on the road.
Thanks for your time and for your prayers.

Chiz

What’s New, January 5, 2016

We had an awesome Christmas tour and ended the year seeing a little over 1900 people receiving Christ and changing their lives towards Christ throughout the 2015 year. It was a great year in many ways.
We had a little break around the holidays and got to spend some good time alone as a family. And yes………..I beat Kaitlin again in our annual Monopoly game. Yeah Me !!!!!!! Haha !!
Now that we are back in the office and focusing on this year, we are looking forward to traveling all over the country this year. We start down south and then head west. I am looking forward to seeing old friends and old faces and really looking forward to meeting many new people.
Check out our schedule to see when we will be close to you and come out and hear our new music and catch a show.
Thanks for checking in, keeping up with us and praying for this ministry. Please pray that God is always the focus in everything we do. Pray for my family as I am away from them, pray for safe travels with no troubles and pray that God will continue to use this ministry in awesome ways.

Thanks for your time,

Chiz

What’s New, December 1, 2015

Christmas season is here!!!! It comes the same time each year, but for some reason it always seems to sneak up on us. Actually…Kelli and I are further ahead than we ever have been with Christmas decorating, shopping and whatever else comes with this season. Our December schedule is really full of concerts with our last show being December 20th. After that, we get week and a half off to hang as a family. It will be a great time.
God has been working through this ministry a lot this year. We have seen so many people accept Christ and change their lives. That is why we do this. That is why I leave my family and spend as much time on the road as I do. Seeing God use the trumpet to reach so many people is what keeps us going. I always pray that there is never a time that this ministry is about me. I want it to be all about God, and for us to serve Him in any way we can.
A life doesn’t have to be changed just by coming to a concert, it can be changed right now by receiving Christ as your Savior. You see, for a lot of people,this time of year is about giving gifts and receiving gifts. This is not much different because you can receive the best gift you ever could by asking Christ to come into your life, to forgive you of your sins, and to grant you eternal life. Find out more about this gift that God has for you by clicking on the “True Salvation is just a click and prayer away” tab on the top right of this home page. Make this Christmas the best one ever by receiving the best gift ever – Christ!
Be sure to read our recent newsletter for updates on the family and a great devotional.
Thank you to all of you who pray, support and follow this ministry. From our family to yours, we wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

What’s New, November 10, 2015

I am constantly amazed of how God uses this ministry. We have seen so many people accept Christ at the concerts we have done so far this year. We have seen God use this ministry so many times and in so many situations. It has nothing to do with me, because I just get in the way. I love to see God’s hand in so much of this ministry. I am excited today because I just got off the phone with a lady who’s father just passed away last week and they buried him yesterday. She shared with me that her father was not a Christian, but a few days before he passed, she was playing one of our CD’s and he began to ask about the music and what some of the songs meant. It allowed the women to begin a conversation with her dad and she was able to lead him to Christ.
I am in no way a sinless man, I mess things up every day of my life. But I pray that God can use me and this ministry to reach as many people as possible. It’s not about how many concerts we do, how many CD’s we have out, how many high notes I hit at a show, and it’s certainly not about me. I want it to always be about Him, what He has done for me, and what He can do for you.
Please continue to pray that God will use and bless this ministry to do His will.
Thanks for checking in,
Chiz

What’s New, October 6, 2015

My wife Kelli and I pretty much agree on most things, except about this time of year. Fall is by far my favorite time of year. I love the cooler temperatures, the leaves changing and the local orchard selling the best Macintosh apples in the world. Kelli loves fall too, but she sees it as signs that winter is coming shortly after.  She’s not a big fan of the cold.
Now that the kids are in school and churches are out of “summer mode”, we are really busy in the office scheduling concerts for next year and beyond. The 2016 calendar is putting us all over the country – from Oregon to California, from Florida to Maine, and a ton of stops in-between. Please be sure to keep an eye on our schedule to see when we will be in your area.  Come check out our new music that we are doing in our concerts. I am really looking forward to seeing some familiar faces all over the country as well as meeting a lot of new people.
We have had many people ask us when we are going to do another CD. Well…it looks like we should have one coming out soon. I have been working on some new music and am excited to be able to record it. Keep checking in to this website for release information and a release date.
Thanks for checking in.

Chiz

What’s New, September 1, 2015

September is here and I’m torn between being excited and being bummed. You see, September means that everyone starts to come out of their summer mode and things start to get real busy for us in the office and on the road. The other side of things is that our kids go back to school, and we get a lot less family time. Kelli and I are happy that the kids are getting an education, but we do enjoy doing a lot together as a family. Maybe Kelli and I can start home schooling and teach the kids more gooder then what thems get at there school. Hahahaha!!
September will be a very busy month for us in the office while we book concerts for the ’16 and ’17 calendar years and finalize all the arrangements for the rest of this year’s concerts. Concerts this month will be good, but there is not very many of them. Starting in October we will begin to start up our typical busy schedule on the road.
Please continue to pray that God will continue to use this ministry to reach as many people as He wants us to. Pray we never miss an opportunity to share the Gospel, and pray that we can stay out of God’s way and let Him lead us every day and in every way.

Thank you so much for your prayers and your time,
Chiz

What’s New, August 12, 2015

We just got back from a trip to Guatemala and WOW, did God do some awesome things there. We were very blessed to have been in quite a few schools throughout the week as well as a church and  a park.  We finished the week with a city wide crusade. The team that I went with was amazing, and how everything worked out is evident that God was in control.
I really enjoy being able to use the trumpet to break down any language barrier and spread the Gospel all over the world. On this trip, we saw a lot of kids respond to the Gospel at the schools, and we saw the adults respond at the crusade. I am looking forward to being able to go back in a few years and do it all over again.
Thank you to all of you that pray for this ministry. Please continue to pray that God uses every second of everyday for this ministry to reach as many people for Christ as possible.

What’s New, July 1, 2015

This time of year is always so much fun. Having the kids home from school and being able to be home from long tours myself, just makes the summer months a lot of fun. It is also FIREWORKS time. The fourth of July is awesome, but it is a day that is much more than fireworks, food, concerts and whatever else people do that day. It is the day we celebrate our independence day as a country. It is the day the Declaration of Independence was put into effect, and it was the day we declared independence from Great Britain. What an awesome day to celebrate. How can you not be patriotic on a day like the fourth of July?
Even though I have not had the honor and privilege to serve my country in the armed forces, I still consider myself a very patriotic person. But even though the Fourth of July is a great American holiday, there is another independence that I celebrate even more then the Fourth of July. It is my independence from being a slave to sin. You see, a long time ago, I asked Christ to come into my life and forgive me of all my sins and grant me eternal life in heaven. That very moment when I said a simple prayer, was the very moment that Christ wrote my name in the Book of Life and forgave me of everything I had done.
A long time ago, the forefathers of this country wrote their names on the Declaration of Independence, and on that day, July 4, 1776, we became a free nation. On the day that I asked Christ in my life, my name was written down in that Book Of Life and I became free.
Today we live in an awesome country. It is a country that gives us many freedoms, it gives us many opportunities and even though we have many problems and challenges, it is still the best country in the world. But if you have not asked Christ into your life, whether you live in America or not, you are not free.
Find out what that freedom is by asking Christ to be your Savior. Ask Him to forgive you of everything you have done wrong, so you can be free from the bonds of sin. You can do all of this by saying a simple prayer.

Dear Jesus,
I need You. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life to receive you as Savior and Lord. Thank you for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of the throne of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be.

If you have said that prayer, you have begun your relationship with Christ and can begin your own independence day in your own life.
It seems like Coke has done a really cool thing recently. They are marketing geniuses. They have all these bottles with people’s names on them. It is the same Coke inside, but it is pretty cool when you find a Coke bottle with your name on it. I think everyone in our family has found their names and drank “their” Cokes. But something that is so much better than having your name on a Coke bottle, is having your name in God’s Book Of Life. Be sure right now that your name is written down by saying that prayer.
Celebrate this great country on the Fourth of July, but be sure to thank God and celebrate your Independence Day from the bonds of sin.

Thanks for your time,
Chiz

What’s New, June 2, 2015

Last month’s update, I told you a story from the road. That is something I could do every update I do. I have sooooo many stories that I could write a book. Some stories would be funny, some sad, some crazy and some that should never be told. But these updates are not just for the stories, but for how things are going in this ministry.
There are some things that always seem to go well, and then some things that I think we will always struggle with. Concerts are going well, we have had a lot of great shows lately and have had great turn outs at most of them. Now, once in a while, we will have a show that doesn’t go great, but that is to be expected every now and then. Our schedule continues to fill up more and more each week. 2015 is 99% done, 2016 is half done and we have several concerts booked for 2017 and 2018 already.
Even with all that happening and going well, it seems as if the financial side of things is always our challenge. Health insurance is greatly increasing, other insurances, travel costs, utilities and so much more seems to always be on the rise while the income stays the same. God has always taken good care of us and I know He always will.
People will often ask me why I don’t get another job and quit this ministry since we struggle financially all the time. The reason I don’t……….The reason we don’t is because of the over 1,400 people that received Christ in their lives last year at our concerts and the 510 so far this year that have done the same. The amount of people is not important, but it is how God uses us and a brass instrument to do His work.
I haven’t done this by myself. I have an incredible wife and kids that are just as much of a part of this ministry as me, I have a great board of directors, and I have you all. Thank you to all of you that have supported our ministry through the years through finances and prayers. It is awesome to see God use all of you to further this ministry.
If you would like to become part of our ministry support team through prayer or financial help, please contact us so we can get to know you.

Thanks for your time.
Chiz

What’s New, May 5, 2015

All right, I have to share this story with you….

I have turned into the person that I use to make fun of when I was growing up. I always use to wondered why people would sit in malls and on benches in the middle of towns and just sit in these places and watch people. I always use to think that it would be so boring to do that, but now…..I LOVE doing that. People are so entertaining!!!!!
This past week I was out on the road from Thursday to Sunday, but I had Saturday off and got to hang out and enjoy the town I was in. I went to Walmart early in the day to pick up a few things and thought I would get Subway for lunch which was just inside of Walmart. I ordered my sub and was checking out and was totally entertained by the guy ordering behind me. He was so specific with what he wanted. The meat had to be folded opposite of the piece next to it, the tomatoes could not overlap, but it was ok for them to touch, and then…….this guy said, and I quote “I hate olives, but I want you to put one in somewhere in my sandwich, so eating it will be fun. I’ll spit that bite out, but it just makes it fun”.
I usually have no problem keeping my laughter to myself, but I do think I laughed out loud when he said that. It was very funny.
Now how do you think God looks at us sometimes? What kind of things do each of us do that is just dumb, crazy or things that make God laugh. I know I have a ton of things in my life alone that most people would laugh at. I do enjoy watching people and how different we all are and how different God has made all of us. I know God has a sense of humor.
The ministry is doing well. We have been very blessed to have schedule a lot of concerts this past month for next year’s tours, and the calls keep coming in. We have had some really good concerts the last few weeks and are looking forward to some good ones coming up. And most importantly, God continues to use this ministry every day to led people to Him. Over 430 have made decisions so far this year. Praise God for those eternal lives, Praise God for His continued blessings and Praise God for His sense of humor.

Thanks for your time,
Chiz

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