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What’s New June 22, 2011

The summer is here and its time for some fun in the sun !!! We have a lot of great things planned as a family and are already having a good summer. It may sound a little corny but when its time for the kids to go back to school, I almost get jealous that school now gets their time instead of Kelli and I. Oh well. We will enjoy them while we can.

The ministries schedule slows down a lot during the summer. All of our weekends are filled with numerous shows but the long tours just don’t happen this time of year for us. Our fall and winter are packed, but for the next two months, we are going to have a “normal” family life.

In my last update, we asked for some specific prayer for a certain financial challenge in our life. We know that God is in control and has a plan. There are a few things we are trying with hopes that they will work. Nothing is final yet, so please continue to pray, but we know that its in Gods hands. Thanks for checking in, keeping up and praying for our family and ministry. See ya soon.

What’s New. May 13, 2011

Summer is almost officially here. For us it doesn’t really begin until the kids are off of school, but we are close. I am currently on my last tour of the spring. The next three months will be just long weekends during the summer, but as I said in the last update, it is a great time to be a normal family and get caught up on projects with the gear, office things and of course my “honey do list” that has grown a lot in the last 7 and a half months.

The bus is not gone yet, we are still praying for its sale, but I haven’t heard from the buyer in a few weeks and its making me very nervous, so please join us in specific prayer that this will happen. And please also pray for Kelli and I as we face a very big challenge in our life. We have a personal financial challenge facing us that was placed on us, not by our doing but by certain circumstances in life. We have placed it at Gods feet where we know it needs to be, but as humans, its really hard not to worry about it.

The ministry has been very blessed with great concerts and a packed schedule. I am so thankful that God allows us the privilege to serve Him in this ministry. His hand is evident in so many ways. The other day I was home for two days trying to deal with this personal financial thing and feeling a little discouraged and just for a few moments I was wondering if I was really doing the right thing in life, was I truly doing the right job to provide for my family. Well, that short moment of doubt was interrupted by 6 separate phone calls in a thirty minute time by people calling in booking concerts. After that sixth  call I prayed and thanked God for His guidance and protection. The real funny thing was that the phone didn’t ring for the rest of the day after that. How cool is God!!!

It is so awesome to me that God uses certain people and certain things to spread His love. I am no one special at all. I have sin in my life and do really dumb things all the time. I listen to my own music and hear so many mistakes. But God uses me and a simple piece of brass to bring people to His arms. How honored are we, to be a part of that and how dumb can we sometimes be to think that any thing can stand in the way of that. Thank you to all of you who check in and pray for us. You are as much of a part of what we do as anyone. We couldn’t do it without you. Thanks for your time.

What’s New, April 21, 2011

I just finished a western tour and am getting ready to leave for a mid-west tour in two days, but WOW, have things been awesome. Concerts went well, we had no vehicle problems (except for my bug shield ripping off in a wind storm and taking a huge amount of paint with it), no technical problems and most importantly, more people excepted Christ as their Savior. How cool is that?

I have another month of busy touring and then things slow down a little for the summer. That’s when we can hang and do a lot of family stuff since the kids will be done with school for the summer. I love being busy and having this kind of schedule and am very blessed in that way, but last summer was the best family time we have ever had and we are looking to make this one even better.

Please continue to pray for us as we travel. Pray for good health and safety for not only us on the road, but for our families we leave behind. Pray for me to be as sharp as I can as I present the Gospel at our concerts and pray that people that come to our concerts will be touched and changed in an awesome way.

One more thing, I know a lot of you have been praying along with us that we would be able to sell our bus, well, I think we’re very close to that right now, but please continue to pray until it’s a final deal. Thanks to all of you for checking in.

What’s New, March 14, 2011

This time of year is always pretty crazy, as soon as we get home from one trip, we head right back out for another. We are very blessed with such a full schedule, but I really miss the family time when we are this busy. But just because we are busy doesn’t mean that everything is great. The truth is that finances are very tight right now. Since we operate just on love offerings and not set fees, it’s hard to know what the cash flow will be like from week to week. And as everyone in the country is hurting and having to tighten their belts, it has been leaving our offerings a bit lower then usual. It also doesn’t help that gas prices are way up too!

God has always provided and I am not complaining at all, but I know a lot of you check in on this website to keep up with this ministry and pray for us, so I would just like the need to be known so people can be praying. I do want to thank everyone for praying for last months request of finding a new guy to travel with because I think we did. The next few weeks will really tell, but he loves the Lord and seems like a hard worker and very easy to get along with. Hopefully he wont get mad at me when he finds out I snore loud, but he should be a good match.

Please continue to pray for this ministry as we continue to do Gods work everyday on and off the road and please pray for our families, for their safety and provisions as we are away from them. Thank you for checking in, it has been a great year so far. We have had a lot of concerts but so far have seen well over 120 people receive Jesus as their Savior. That’s what its all about. That’s how God uses a trumpet to call His people.

What’s New, February 11, 2011

I’m down south right now for a few weeks. I really expected it to be a little warmer then what it is, but its still very nice. Everything at home seems to be running smooth without me (which makes things on the road run good too), so there is nothing for me to have to do then focus on the concerts ahead of me. So far we have had some great shows this year. Already several people have dedicated or rededicated their lives to Christ and even more seeds were planted.

My two HUGE prayer requests right now may sound like a broken record to some of you, but we still need to sell our bus, which will hopefully be soon and I really need to find a guy to travel with. I certainly cant say I haven’t been trying to find someone, but the right guy just hasn’t been found. Please pray with us for both of these needs.

We always like to hear from all of you guys that keep up with us on a regular basis. So send us a email or become a fan on Facebook and let us hear from you. Thanks for checking in. We’ll see ya soon.

What’s New, January 13, 2010

Another year has begun and I am really looking forward to seeing the challenges and blessings this new year will bring. We’ve had a fantastic holiday break with the kids, family and friends. We are now back in the office full force trying to get as much done as we can before the February tours start.

The new Live Worship CD seems to be a hit and we’ve had nothing but positive feedback so far. If you haven’t had a chance to pick one up, you can either wait until we are doing a show in your area, or you can order it right here on our website.

Our schedule is full, the trailers are packed and ready to move, the horns are oiled and ready to be played, and I am antsy to get on the road and see what 2011 has in store. I never have, and never will ask God to give me a perfect life. In fact, I welcome challenges and hard times because the outcome usually helps us grow as people, as Christians and they make us draw closer to Christ. We face different challenges every day, but we are blessed with so much from God all of the time.

Please keep our ministry in your prayers as we travel and share God through the trumpet. Also, please pray for Kelli and the kids as we face our own challenges in our lives. As I travel, Kelli stays home with the kids and has a much harder job than I do (Don’t tell her I said that), but there is no one stronger and more ready to face this year of concerts than her. People often say that you should look around and count your blessings. Well, I don’t have to look far because Gods greatest blessings He has given me have been my wife and kids.

Thanks for checking in and for your prayers! Keep an eye on the schedule, if we are in a town near you – come and see our new show! See ya soon!

New Release

Live Worship

Chiz Rider’s newest CD will be released January 2, 2011. The LIVE WORSHIP CD was made from the accumulation of four live performances and put together for your enjoyment and time of praise. Many songs that he has played but never recorded are on this CD as well as several new songs including a bonus track on the end of the CD. Whether you sing along, play along or just like the sound of the trumpet, this new release will put you in the front row of a concert that brings the Love of Christ through the breath of a horn. Visit our website or contact our office on January 2nd and after to order your copy of “Live Worship” with Chiz Rider.

Click below to sample Lord you Are Good from the new Live Album

What’s New December 1, 2010

The Christmas Season has already begun for us here at CRM.  December is full of great Christmas shows that tell the story of Christ’s birth.  The concerts that we do through the year are fun, but the Christmas season just has a totally different feel.    Please pray for us that our presentation of the Gospel will be clear so that those who come to our shows will hear the message of God’s Love.  Pray that many will receive the greatest gift of their lives by accepting a relationship with Jesus Christ.

The fun doesn’t end when December does because we are kicking off the New Year with a brand new CD and a new national tour.  Thanks to all of you who check in and pray for us.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

What’s New November 7, ’10

Hey there everyone, I am sorry it has been awhile since I updated, but things have been cranking busy. This fall has to be one of our busiest ever and it doesn’t help that I still haven’t found someone to travel with. I cant say that I haven’t run into people that weren’t interested, but they just have not worked out for one reason or another. I’m in the mid-west right now for a two week tour, and things are going well. We have seen several people except Christ, and I’m only two shows into this tour.

Every tour seems to get a theme to it and this tour so far has a theme of nasty hotels with it. The last tour out here in the mid-west had a Applebees thing going on, and I would love to switch to that right now instead of hair on my towels and sheets. But even with the extra hair and smells, it is all worth it to see lives change. Please pray for Kelli and the kids as I’m gone and please pray for this ministry to continually be used by God for his Glory.

On the personal side of things, we have recently received some news that is rearranging our lives in a big way, as always we know that God is in control, but please join us in prayer for guidance and wisdom as we deal with this new pressure.

Whats New, August 31 2010

Wow, what an awesome summer. Our ministry schedule was ok, but we had a ball with the kids. I think this has been the best summer we have ever had as a family. I can’t say we did anything huge, but we did so many little things together that it made the best summer for all of us.
Kelli and I were a little light on our office hours the last few weeks, but now that the kids are back in school and we are gearing up for a very busy fall and winter schedule, our time in the office kicks into high gear right now. Please continue to pray for us as we are still looking for a road guy to travel with. Filling that position is so important because that person is such a big part of what we do.
The summer was a nice change of pace, but I am really looking forward to kicking it up on the road. God has given us a full schedule, and I am ready to be His servant in every and all opportunities that lie ahead.

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