At last we are writing! Forgive the delay, and we won’t go into excuses, excuses, you hear them “oh” so much!! Accounted For has had many wonderful experiences and concerts since we last wrote: Lincoln Baptist, First Southern Baptist in Great Falls, Ulm Bible Church, Malta Community Church, The Milk River Gospel Jamboree in Malta, and Mountain View Baptist Church, Cut Bank all in Montana. North Addison Baptist Church in Spokane, Washington and Emmanuel Baptist in Couer d’Alene, Idaho were invaded just this last weekend. We were all healthy, too! Praise the Lord! We hope you have enjoyed viewing photos online taken along our travels. All of these preachers, pastors, music men, and servants of the Lord in the ministry have been such a blessing. If you get to pouting under a juniper bush like Elijah thinking you’re all alone- just DON’T!! There are people who love the Savior, their fellow Christian and want God’s best for this country everywhere!! The servant of the Lord is not alone!
This one particular Gospel Quartet found love in abundance in Malta. Our first visit, we pray is not our last! We have never been so refreshed in Spirit at a gathering of singers and musicians! We were a little tired physically- but it didn’t matter. Have you ever been so refreshed on the inside that it strengthened a hurting body? We were all blown away by the fellowship and warmth, caring and humility. A spirit of unity is a powerful thing. My spiritual engine is still purring away from the fueling I received there. Godliness is an energy that is supposed to be given out to ALL souls. Am I fueling hurting Christians? Do I represent life and high voltage to a lost soul? Lord, help me offer a contagious example of Jesus Christ to everyone… keep people running with hope and the light of the glorious gospel. I suppose you get the picture!!
Hey, the Lord’s still on the throne, even during extremely high gasoline prices! Make the devil mad and don’t cut back on the travelings of the Lord during this time. He will provide for you! He has for Accounted For. June 20th was a special dinner evening held at the house in Trout Creek for all the givers involved in the production of our CD. We called it our CD Celebration. I cooked up a doozy of a meal for several dear people and we had a good time! I love to cook for hungry humans… any one reading this now is always welcome at our home and table.
The month of July is just about done!! WOW! Fast summer! August will bring a local concert right here in good ole Thompson Falls, Montana, yes sireeeeee, and then one close by in Plains September 7th. Those will of course be reported on in our NEXT – ON TIME- Newsletter. Oh my but MOST important is the wedding…. yippee… the wedding of a one certain Dana Burns to a Miss Anna Cleghorn on August 30th. Stir the gravy and don’t burn the biscuits it’s gonna happen… and the earth will shake from the hallelujahs that day!
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!!
Just an FYI, we will be hosting our videos over here soon.
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.