The time is just flying back and there's much to do in a short span of time. Family matters, end of school year and planned church move to our new complex has kept Brotherhood members busy outside of gospel music! As Father's Day approaches, we are reminded that we are doing the Father's business and seek to honor Him in all things. And, Brotherhood believes in divine appointments (read on).
Brotherhood just returned from our weekend trip to Florida's west coast. At the 3 marvelous concerts in 2 days, we were reacquainted with some old friends and made new ones along the way. It was so good meeting Pastors Ernie, David and Don as well as Steve, Matthew, Vickie, Barbara, Patricia, Helen (the hugger) and so many others!
On Saturday, the folks at Pinellas Park Church of the Nazarene sang along with the old, traditional songs and enjoyed the newer ones, as well. Thanks, Reggie, for your hard work to promote monthly gospel concerts in that Florida region. The Sunday AM concert at Faith Assembly (St. Petersberg) was blessed; Brotherhood always look forward to those morning services. That's when we're able to not only sing, but preach and have altar work time - praise God! We concluded Sunday evening at East Point Assembly (Tampa) where we gave our all to encourage the congregation and uplift the pastor. It was a great way to top off the entire weekend where we saw many receive or rededicate their lives to Christ and prayed a special blessing over the "next generation" of the church.
All the pastors were appreciative but, more importantly, blessed to receive from the Lord rather than give. Pastors need a break to get recharged and re-energized to continue His great work work. Brotherhood looks forward to returning in the future, Lord willing. We had a blast!!
In other news, John continues to write songs and is a contributing gospel music columnist. After hearing about his book, John was contacted by the college editor of his alma mater's magazine "Lehman Today". After an interview to gather some personal/professional updates, they plan to publish his authorship accomplishment in the fall/winter 2012 edition. Thank God for another avenue of opportunity to share God's message.
Keep trusting the Potter's hand for He always knows what's best for us. Be blessed and be a blessing!