Last month, I had the nerve wrecking experience of performing my first solo in the Potters House Christian Fellowship Church choir. Nervous as I was, I was really excited, and the most important thing to me was that my husband be there to listen, critique and cheer me on(of course I didn't tell him this as we women like to do, he should already know, right?) Well Sunday night rolls around, the worship portion of the service ends, the pastor takes up the offering and its time... My husband is no where to be seen. I fret and worry in my head. I mouth to my sister in law sitting in the second row, "Where's Marcus?" She shakes her head that she doesn't know and does she want me to call him? I nod yes and begin to introduce the song. God really helped me. He gave me the words I needed to encourage the audience, and He helped me complete the song I had worked so hard on. I take my seat in my pew. Marcus is still no where to be found. I can't focus on anything the pastor is saying. My heart is pounding and I'm so brokenhearted that he can be so insensitive. Didn't he know I needed him there? A tear slips down my cheek and a slip out to the restroom before anyone notices. After the service, I find my husband standing at the door greeting people as they leave. I can't even speak to him I'm so hurt. Then he smiles and says, "Good job baby, you sounded good." I just look at him. "Thank you..... Where were you??" "I was up in the sound booth, I heard the whole thing from there, good job." I still cannot speak. I walk away with a confused look on my face still trying to recover from my emotions. Up in the sound booth? He was there all along??... Then it hits me. So was God. How many times do we point our finger at God and say, "Where were you?" Only to discover years later that He was right there all along. It's almost like he's saying, "What are you talking about? I was up in the sound booth the whole time." I eventually did forgive my husband for the sin that he did not commit. When will we forgive God for being the loving Father that he is?
What better way to enjoy the holiday than to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. New Covenant had the opportunity to perform in Coronado for The Potters House Christian Fellowship's annual Labor Day Picnic. Friends, food, laughter, music and wrap it all up with a baptism for new Christians. We are so proud to be a part of this incredible ministry. There was a young woman baptized who was saved at a New Covenant concert in El Cajon only a week before. Oh how wonderful God is!
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photography by mrswilsonphotography
Clear out the garage, its time to build our own studio. We're so excited about this new project, with unlimited access, so are the possibilities. Stay tuned for our future musical creations.
One of the most amazing things about being a christian, is traveling across the worlds and meeting complete strangers only to find that you have everything in common. We met so many wonderful people in Chisinau, Moldova. People with incredible life stories. People with a faith so deep and a joy so overflowing that you cant help but be inspired. What does it mean to love Jesus heart mind body and soul? Look in the faces of these Christians, these disciples of the Victory Chapel in Chisinau and find out. They have made such an impression on our hearts. We will never forget them and hopefully we can see them again soon. It feels so good to know that on the other side of the world, we have family thinking about us and praying for us.
The below video was posted by the mother of one our most dedicated fans.
The picture to the left is of the river we drove to for the baptism. It was on that day that God's presence really poured down on each of us as individuals. It was almost like He was saying: "Well done my good and faithful servants." We were in the will of God and the result of that was an overwhelming peace in our souls. There was a unity, a sense of family brought at that moment. Singing songs and sharing testimonies a midst this breathtaking view, we laid aside all vanity and carried each others burdens.
Even now as I write I feel it again. That's why I came home and made this picture. It is a memorial for me, like those of the Old Testament. When God created this great earth, He looked at it and said, "It is good". Going on this trip, it's like God looked and me and said, "It is good, you are in My will." If I lose my way again, I'll know how to find my way back because this was a moment I will never forget.