Summer is upon us and the Florida weather is really heating up! Despite the start of hurricane season, a few days of heavy rain can't quench our burning desire to continue spreading the gospel. Summer may be vacation time but Satan doesn't take a rest and continues wreaking havoc throughout the world. Peace has been a prevalent battle cry by Americans. May we be that shining light in a lost and dying world - one light at a time. Witness to your neighbor, give a lending hand to someone stuck on the side of the road, hold the door open, carry bags to a car, etc. These actions may not be much but - you may be the only Jesus that they see or hear. Start making a difference one day at a time.
In June, Brotherhood visited Garden of Grace in Winter Park for a pre-July 4th picnic concert. It was a great way to kick start summer and bring various churches together in the outdoors and casual atmosphere. After good food, fun and fellowship, it was concert time. Brotherhood had the pleasure of introducing songs from their new CD project, "Bridge The Gap" along with crowd favorite Brotherhood songs, praise & worship and some patriotic tunes. In this casual, celebratory atmosphere, an unannounced duet special was added. My wife, Deborah, and I sang one of our favorites, "Celebrate Me Home" which brought tears to many eyes. It was a treat for me to sing with my wife, and I noticed the surprised looks on some faces. They did not know of her vocal abilities!
In July, we had a great return ministry engagement at Church Alive to unveil our new CD to the home folks. As part of the Sunday service, Brotherhood provided a mini-concert featuring new material including the classic favorites, "The Lighthouse" and "Through It All". As usual, our variety of uplifting songs and style appealed to all ages - young and old. This was our last concert before Dan left for foreign field missionary work again. When he returns, all members of Brotherhood will be back home in final preparation for our metro NY tour in September.
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