Last week, we traveled to Blue Springs, MO (near Kansas City) to sing at First Baptist Church of Blue Springs http://fbcbluesprings.org/ and visit our old friends, Lee and Casey Sisney. We had a blast attending their high energy, celebrative musical production, "First Christmas," and were so warmly welcomed to sing throughout their Sunday morning services, as well. We can't begin to express how our spirits were encouraged by Pastor Randall's corporate prayer of blessing over our ministry. It meant so much to receive the congregation's gift of encouragement as they, in Pastor's words, "affirmed the call of God" for us to be singing together as Evidence. Thank you, FBC Blue Springs! We look forward to returning to you in music ministry and fellowship.
Next stop was a full Christmas concert at Fellowship Baptist Church in Warrenton, MO http://www.fbcwarrenton.org/ . Again, we received the gift of encouragement from the pastor, Dr. Bray. We also appreciated the prayer time with Pastor of Worship, Bob Woods. The congregation responded so sweetly and we felt so good that we were able to help strengthen these people in their faith. Thank you, Fellowship!
One of the very best things about Christmas is how music allows us to share with people who might not be as receptive at other times of the year. Evidence was asked to sing for an insurance agents' Christmas luncheon and we loved giving them not only some fun entertainment, but the testimony of why we celebrate Christmas.
Finally, we sang yesterday morning in services at First Baptist Church of Harvester. Julie and Ashlee sing their hearts out on the song, "Jesus, What A Wonderful Child," and the a capella arrangement of "What Child Is This" is so fun with all the tight, jazzy harmonies. We were completely humbled by the overwhelming response of the congregation and so appreciate the words of Pastor Bob, Worship Pastors Joey Wright and Joe Helms. Thank you, FBCH, for your smiles and hugs and requests for more music, but most of all for your prayers and counsel as Evidence continues to seek God's guidance.
Christmas is about giving. And we are so thankful for the greatest gift of all the world--the gift of Jesus. We pray that you will encounter Him this season.