That's exactly what we experienced in a wondrous way yesterday, during our first Branson show. After a [very] discouraging rehearsal on Sunday afternoon, we headed to the theater Monday morning praying. Knowing we needed a touch from the Lord. Feeling [very] inadequate.
We spent some time in prayer and family Bible time before the doors opened. And then we knew that people were praying for us....
We had far more people come than we expected. With so many shows in this city, getting the word out about new shows in town is a tedious and difficult task. Other groups we talked to had only a small handful (2 to 6 people) come to their first show. So we were greatly encouraged with the 22 who walked through the door!
And we knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that friends were praying for us. The songs, interaction with the crowd, and message on our hearts to share came through much clearer than we were even hoping. The people left sharing their gratefulness and words of encouragement.
Do keep us in prayer -- as every day is another step of faith and stretching experience. Our show goes from 10:00 - 11:30 every morning, and we cannot tell you how grateful we are for your prayers!
And a post isn't complete without just a few pictures....
We are camping at the Wilderness Campground in the beautiful Branson hills -- home for the next two months!
Seven of us older ones were blessed to head back to Nebraska to help celebrate a friend's wedding on Saturday -- and guess who caught the football, and then the bouquet?!
Now as we look forward to this week filled with singing and ministering, we still covet your prayers and can't tell you thank you enough for your part in our lives. May God richly bless and reward you for your impact in our lives!
"O LORD God of hosts,
Who is mighty like You, O LORD?
Your faithfulness also surrounds You."