Wednesday, November 6, 2013


Time to get caught up with the latest happenings with Brotherhood and gospel music. There is late breaking news from the New Gaither Vocal Band. Mark Lowry and Michael English have left the group to continue their solo artist ministry. Trying to balance both schedules became a hardship for both. We wish them all of God's blessings in all that they do for His kingdom. Russ Taff and Guy Penrod are among those returning to fill those spots! Also, The Perrys have signed with Stow Town Records, Ernie Haas's record company in Ohio. Continue to keep their bass singer, Tracy, in prayer as he recovers/rehabs from a stroke suffered earlier this year.

The past few months have been busy for Brotherhood, as well. As Thanksgiving rolls around, we want to thank Him and give God all the honor and glory He deserves. More ministry doors have been opened and more will come. We were just at a new church, First Baptist of Central Florida, and had a wonderful concert time with those folks. Pastor Charles was such a gracious host and made us feel as if we'd known each other a long time. The people really showed the love of Christ as they served the body and conversed with us later on. And, no matter where we go, Brotherhood always finds transplants from our home states - Kentucky, Michigan, Nebraska and, of course, New York! Our mixture of new gospel, classics and hymnal favorites energized the people that made us feel right at home! We could have sang for hours and hours. What a great time we had and look forward to returning next year. We also sang a few selections during a missions convention at Church Alive. The guest speaker was Owen Carr, a 90 year old minister who still pastors a church in Springfield, MO!! It was a blessed time for all who attended that Sunday service. Many gave a faith promise in which you pledge to support missions and trust God to provide the funds. It's happened many times before and will continue, praise God!
It is so wonderful to have that common bond and relationship with other believers. Thank God, one day it will be over and we will spend eternity in heaven with Him. My father-in-law has just entered those gates, as well. It's sad for those who remain but wonderful for those who depart. Thank you Lord for that promise!
Stay well, be blessed and be a blessing. A Happy Thanksgiving to all! FYI... remember to "make friends" with Brotherhood on Facebook.