Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Old Threshers

It seems hardly possible this was our seventh year singing at the Old Thresher's Reunion!! It has truely become a 'reunion' for us as we are able to touch base with many people we see only once every year. The weather was perfect this year with record crowds pouring into town and enjoying the many family-friendly events. We're grateful for the opporutunities the Lord brought to share through each of the eight concerts we were scheduled over the weekend.

As a picture is said to be worth a thousand words, I'll let Bethany's photography give you a glimpse of the week...

Singing --

We had the special treat of Josiah joining us for the weekend!

"Oh, clap your hands,

all you peoples!
Shout to God
with a voice of triumph!
For the Lord Most High
is awesome;
He is a great King
over all the earth.
Sing praises to God,
Sing praises!
For God is the King of all the earth."
Psalm 47:1-2,6-7

We pray that the seeds of God's Word will continue to grow in the hearts of all who heard!

Grandparents --


...and hugs...

...and more smiles!

Family Times --
Sister joys!
"Thank you, God, for family!"

One of those 'sit-in-the-bus-and-chat' moments.

"God has a purpose for each one of us, a work for each one to do, a place for each one to fill, and influence for each one to exert, a likeness to His dear Son for each one to manifest -- and then, a place for each one to fill in His holy temple." --Arthur Hall

"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:16


Goldfish said...

I almost temporarily forgot how cute Charissa is!! :o I know. Bad goldfish, bad! YAY for all the pictures-- wow, 18,000 words!!! All the pictures are so cute. So sweet. I love the 2nd...and the 3rd...and the 4th... and the 5th after the collage the best! (I'm glad that I'm able to narrow down pictures so easily! :)

Sara Campbell said...

Thank you for the post, Rachel. What sweet memories...and friendships! Have a blessed week. Until next year... :)

~Dustynne Noelle said...

Awesome! Such a blessing! Thanks for posting!

Melanie said...

Hey guys! What a fun time you must have had! And to have Josiah back with you too...a double blessing!

Love you all lots!

The Ansons said...

I have been looking forward to this post! I knew Old Threshers was always a highlight for your family. Glad to hear you are home again. Hope to see you all soon!

BrittLeigh said...

aw, what a fun post! I loved all the pictures :). Sure do miss you guys! Charissa sure is a little charmer.

Jacob said...

Thanks for sharing these photos, Rachel! --Jacob

Anonymous said...

Boy, you all surely visit some really neat towns with really neat places!! :) It was great to see all of you again while we heard you sing! Also it was so good to visit with you again! Prayers

rehm family said...

What a delight to find a snipit of your weekend! We are so glad you made it safely home, and can't wait to see your sweet faces real soon!! :)

Thank you for the quote, and scriptures...you all are such a blessing!

With our love,
The Rehm's

~*~ Jennifer ~*~ said...

I'm so glad you had a good time... if it's an annual event... maybe we'll be able to catch you next year. We'd LOVE that. Ü

The Bontrager Family Singers said...

Hello Wissmanns!
Beautiful photos Bethany! Wish we could've made it up to hear you. Hopefully next year...
We got your card in the mail today...Thank-YOU all for blessing all here on Monday with your lovely music...we appriciate your servants hearts so much & your ministry was and is a blessing to many!!
And as of today...no baby yet, we'll keep you posted though! Hopefully by the Fall Festival we WILL have a new baby!! :) Til then,
Much love from us all!
~Chelsy for the Bontragers

Connie said...

We missed your performance this year since we arrived at the O.T. too late on Friday (my husband had to work that morning). Our 8-year-old was especially disappointed. Oh well, maybe next year. :-) Anyway, it was good to see your pictures! Also, while roaming around the grounds, we did see Josiah and some of the rest of your family, so that was almost as good as hearing you sing... well, almost. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Hi everyone! Hope all is well. College is definitely different. Brad says hello as well. Family is definitely a blessing! Please say hello to everyone for me! Keep in touch!

God Bless,
Amanda Rothschiller

Grace said...

We look forward to seeing you again , at Lighthouse Gospel Church this coming weekend.

Nancy Wall