New River News Blast August 20, 2012
It has been a very busy month! We had the honor and privilege of performing one last time at the Georgia Mountain Center in our hometown of Gainesville, Ga. I can remember when it was built! We have been there many times over the years. Brenau College has purchased it and will use it for other purposes. So...no more concerts after this year! Thanks to all of you who came out to share this special time with us. You are true friends! Also, congrats to Stanley Pierce and the St. Jude's Hospital for the money that was raised.
The following Monday, after Gainesville, we flew to London, England for a couple of fun days. With very little sleep, we toured most of London. We were not able to go to the Olympics, but we saw a lot of athletes walking around. And yes...it was crowded! My favorite place was Westminster Abbey. It was so awesome standing in the same places where Kings and Queens and other important people had stood. At the end of the tour, we lit candles and prayed. It was a very special time.
After London, we flew to Sweden to perform during the weekend along with Wes Hampton, Charlotte Ritchie, Woody Wright, and the Taylors. Each concert was amazing! Even though we had an interpreter, it was awesome to experience how when the anointing of the Lord showed up, the language barriers fell to the ground. We literally had revival in Sweden! (It was a great trip, except for the part where the airlines lost Jeff's and my luggage on the flight home. However, we did get it the next day.)
Our hearts are saddened by the sudden passing of our good friend/songwriter, Stephen Hill. Stephen wrote "Why Can't All God's Children Get Along?" and several other hits in gospel music. He is seen in all of the Bill and Gloria Gaither Homecoming videos. He will be missed.
As always, we want to say a special 'thanks' to all of the DJ's for playing our music. "Good Things Are Happening" has debuted at #34 on the Southern Gospel Music charts! Congrats to writers, Sonya Isaacs and Wayne Haun. Also thanks to all of you for calling your local radio station and requesting it!!
A reminder, Abraham Production's Gatlinburg Gathering, Labor Day Weekend (August 30-September 2). Gatlinburg Civic Center, Gatlinburg, Tn. For ticket information: 1-888-238-6858 or www.abrahamproductions.net
Be sure to check our schedule. We would love to see you! Please continue to pray for us! God is faithful!
Love and prayers,