Now this is what you’d call a really, truly “behind the scenes” post! You wouldn’t normally see these guys behaving like this on the stage or in church, but what’s in the heart usually comes out sometime or other!
… and look at the next generation following in their fathers’ footsteps!
… and some more pictures of our families enjoying the day…
On April 1st, the bus hit the road for the first weekend trip of the 2011 year. Goshen, IN was our destination. The families went along this time, except for Daryl’s family, who remained at home recovering from the flu. Brian’s oldest daughters also stayed at home, but Jason’s whole family went. Danny managed to bring his ENTIRE family on the trip, too!!
2011 was the first year the A Cappella Gospel Sing took place, but hopefully this will become an annual event. Ray Yutzy, of Sharon Bethel Quartet from Iowa, headed up the event, along with a committee of five men in the Goshen area. Ray did a phenomenal job of envisioning the weekend and helping it to run smoothly. Thanks, Ray!
Quartets, quintets, choirs, and family groups from Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Iowa, Indiana, Canada, and more…
Garment of Praise
Greene Mountain Men’s Choir
Harmony 5 Generation 2
New Freedom Quartet
New Heights Quartet
The Harbor Lights
Higher Ground Quartet
The Living Faith Quartet
Sharon Bethel Quartet
Many thanks to James Yoder, of Kalona, IA, who ran the sound and did a magnificent job! Also our appreciation goes to Fairhaven, for hosting the event at their church and to the Fairhaven/Woodlawn Youth for operating the food booth.
Near the dining area, each of the groups were able to set up a table to display their CDs and cassettes, and that is where we were able to meet friends and visit.
A highlight of the trip was being able to reach new people in the Goshen, IN area. From those we met, we received many encouraging words to go on singing. Thank you for that! We can go for quite a while on an encouraging word!
We also enjoyed meeting the other singing groups, and getting to know them. What a wonderful fellowship in working together to worship the Lord and bringing others a blessing!
The A Cappella Gospel Sing was Friday and Saturday, so on Sunday Garment of Praise sang at Blue River Church of the Brethren.