April 2008 Newsletter

Greetings,

Once again, it is the fearless leader at the pen this month. Now that everyone is waiting with baited breath, let me proceed.

1200 miles in one weekend for us is a pretty good chunk. God was faithful as always. He protected us, even while Dana was driving [you had to be there]. We met a whole bunch of new people and made new friends. We must say thank you to the churches that had us and made us feel welcome. Everywhere we went this weekend was somewhere new to us. Thank you for trusting us and allowing us in your church to share the gospel in song. Special thanks to Jerry and Eunice! Lock your doors, we will be back! Lunch was spectacular, as well as driving on full stomachs. Seemed all we wanted to do was sleep. 🙂

For those of you that weren’t part of this weekend, it was by far our toughest. Nothing like traveling with one subsiding case of the stomach bug and one active one. God prevailed and allowed things to be quiet when we needed them to be. Regardless of how we were feeling, it is good to know that when it comes time to sing, the Love of our song is exciting enough to us to make all the woes of life go away.

How about you, have you lost the love of your song? Turn to the Lord and He will make it afresh. Daily struggles have a way of knocking you down. Satan wants you to be discouraged and feel like you are doing no good. You can do great things for God, in spite of yourself. I will be honest, there are times when doing what we do requires a lot of effort. Sure enough, we go through the same everyday struggles as you do. This is when I need to look inside and see the reason I am doing this. The bottom line is the salvation of the lost and trying to be a blessing to others. Lastly there is joy; the joy of doing it via singing.

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Col 3:16

Thought I would give a brief pictorial run down of our trip:

This is what Dana did most the trip————–

This is what I did most the trip—————-

Glenda and Coop—————-

Last but not least, this is ALL that PT did—————

Thats about as much as my attention span will allow me to contribute. If you want to see if we are going to be near you, here is where you can check out our schedule: gospelgigs.com

Have a blessed month!!

Pete

Catching up

We had great dates these past 2 weekends. The Ken Dutter event was well attended, and a very excited crowd at that. Our date with the Beene Family was great as well. We sure enjoyed their singing as well as the food and fellowship. Now thats a typical Baptist response, isnt it?

We ask you pray for us this coming weekend. Lots of mile will be put on [for this little group of people] in one weekend. We are excited about meeting new people and hopefully will be a blessing to some one.

I did have to chuckle at the boys attack on breakfast while we were there. He didnt get very far with it.

Recent Things

The past 2 weekends had brought us to Kalispell.  The 5th, we were invited to take part in the Flathead Valleyeirs [which I am sure I spelled wrong].  While this event was out of our normal type setting, we sure had a ball.  The crowd was great and seemed to enjoy themselves.  Thank you to Dan and Steve for making us feel welcome.

Last weekend brought us to the 9th annual Ken Dutter Festival.  This event is always packed with an appreciative crowd.  I certainly dont want to let the cat out of the bag for our upcoming dates, but if you were there, you know what I am thinking.  We had a special performance that evening, which we will pull out of the bag in times to come.

Thank you one and all for you friendship!  We are thankful to the Lord for friends that are interested in supporting us in one way or another.  It is a GREAT privilege to be able to sing praises to the one who gave His life for ours.

See you soon…….

March 2008 Newsletter

Hello everyone! Greetings from a very slow warming Montana. I trust
all of you are enjoying the progress of this beautiful favorite season
of mine called Spring. To me, nothing compares to that fresh aroma
that comes with the budding flowers and crisp green grass. It
forces you to grasp the fact that this new season of change could only come
from our wonderful Heavenly Father who stands in charge. It’s very
exciting.

But! On to some very exciting news. We could never imagine
the mild frustration and impatience from our faithful few in regards
to our brand new album.  It just never seemed to get here! Well after
too much time, gas money, endless weekends, really really good meals
(and pies), latte’s, oh yes and tea, laughter, exhaustion, days where
we really had no clue what we were doing and Dad and Dana’s dumb stare
we finally, finally have the product. Never fear, our CD is here!
Praise the Lord it’s done!  On behalf of all of us I am very proud to say Accounted For Quartet’s first album “This Ole House” will now be available
wherever we are and on our online store at www.accountedfor.net.
There is so much we could say and so many people to thank I could never
find a place to begin.
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