This year has taken us from Coast to Coast, and by the end of the year we will have performed 277 concerts. As always, we have had some challenges, but we have also had some awesome victories. I am so thankful for what God has blessed us with, and what He has done through this ministry. We are SO EXCITED to have seen over 2000 people receive Christ so far this year!
I wish I could tell you all the stories of what happen this year, but I type way to slow. Instead, I’ll share a few of my favorite stories in a nutshell – like how the Lord used us to lead a woman to Christ that did not speak English. We did not have a translator, yet we were able to explain the Gospel to her in a way that she understood. I have a story about a little girl that came up to me after a concert, and in the middle of leading her through a prayer she said “my dad needs to hear this”. We were able to lead the little girl and her father to Christ that night. Finally, I had a gentleman come up to me before one of my concerts and made it very clear to me that he did not want to be at “some trumpet thing” that evening. God did a great thing in his heart that hour; he and his wife prayed with the local Pastor after that concert and accepted Christ.
Not one of those stories were a success because of something I did, because none of the stories had anything to do with me. It was ALL God. What a blessing to be called to serve Him with a trumpet.
Life on the road can be quite interesting sometimes. A few weeks ago I had to postpone a concert for about 10 minutes. Just as the Pastor was introducing me, I saw a lady that was standing in the back of the sanctuary throw up all over the place – and all over a little baby. I can deal with absolutely anything when it comes to the human body… except throw up. I CANNOT DO THAT. I started to dry heave and had to go outside and take a few minutes to get myself collected again while trying to not gag on every breath I took. (I am actually swallowing hard right now thinking back to that day.)
I wish I could share all my stories of road life, but I think people would start to ignore my posts because I would be posting way too much. Ha-ha.
Thank you to all of you who keep in touch, pray and support this ministry. The 2000 people I wrote about above were blessed by all of you that help this ministry continue. Thank you so much!
I look forward to the New Year and seeing God do awesome things in 2020. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!