From Mercy's Well email newsletter of January 3, 2012:
Welcome to the New Year! We hope you had a blessed Christmas season, and that Christ's presence was overwhelming in your time spent with family, friends, and loved ones. With the new year now three days old, we pray each of you would be inspired and challenged to grow even closer to God this year than you did last year! Set some spiritual goals for yourself: Read the entire Bible this year; establish a consistent quiet/devotional time this year; share your faith with your neighbors or co-workers this year; pray for others more intently this year. Above all, give your life as a "living sacrifice" to God this year (Rom. 12:1-2).
In light of our busy Christmas Tour to end 2012 (16 concerts in 5 weeks), we will not be traveling this first weekend of the new year. We plan taking the time to relax, recoup, and re-energize so we can begin our 2013 dates with a BANG!
For those who may not have heard, Greg's grandmother passed away early Monday morning in her home in Lancaster, SC. Greg was able to be with his family for her memorial service Wednesday. This is a post Greg made on his Facebook page Wednesday night:
"Well what can I say other than thanks to so many for the
prayers the last couple of days. We laid mawmaw to rest
today beside pawpaw. She had the service she wanted...
I was so honored to sing and play for her one last time".
The song Greg sang at her service - "I'll See You Soon". What a hope and promise we have! Please keep the Gainer family in your prayers as they are going through this time of loss.
Have a blessed week!
Brad, Greg & Kyle