Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Georgetown Memories!

We were welcomed to the Harvest Baptist church in Georgetown, Texas by our long time friends the Hollifeilds. The church was welcoming and warm and we went to setting up the sound equipment. Half of us were still groggy from waking up early and from being under the weather a bit. I was praying that everyone would keep their singing voice because on the way over there were some squeeks going on and I was uncertain of how we would end up sounding.Prayers were going up about our voices would come through clear and plain so that the people would be encouraged in the Lord!

We got things set up and tested and began to see others arrive and got to hug on my cousins I hadn't seen in a while and some I had seen also. A sweet family of visitors arrived and brought a precious baby in to join us, it was so nice to see some more faces and to meet them after services.

We got up and sang and we were a little more quiet than usual but still audible and no one lost their voice. God answers prayers. Bro. Harrod preached a sermon on Christmas and all of the things that we can learn from it and it was great some things that I hadn't even thought of before were brought out. I'm glad God gave me a man who will stand up and preach even if it it isn't popular. It was really good!


After church we went to eat and spent some great time with family and friends. It is very comforting to my heart to be in churches that have my blood family as well as my Christian family. Thanks Bro. Zing for inviting us to come! It was also super good to see Mrs. Amidon there she a sweet lady and cousin. God is good. It is has been hard loosing my Mother but God sends comfort along the way!

Monday, December 4, 2017

See You Later

This week we lost my sweet mother, Gerri Hoover. She was a great supporter of the ministry God gave us. Her and Dad encouraged us to go into the singing evangelism ministry for several years before this year. My mother made sure that I had a Christian education through college and she always wanted to know about our trips when we started traveling. My Mom and Dad pastored for years and years and gave me some preparation for what we are doing now. Without them I would be without a clue.

Mom is now off the prayer list but please continue to keep my Dad in your prayers as well as all of the family and friends. My Mom was a special person loved by many.


PRAYER NEEDS:

* Recording equipment so that we can record our music 
and make cd's.
smaller speakers
* wireless mikes* fold up bunk beds that fit just right in our bus and a queen size bed for Mom and Dad. Portable toilet, storage for instruments and tools.
*Meetings for our calendar
*Traveling Mercies
* James Hoover - Dad's in the Nursing Home 
*Health while serving our Lord 
*God's direction and help in everything we do!

ANSWERED PRAYERS:

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Mom went without pain to be with her Savoir. (Nov. 29 2017)
Bro. Harrod was able to repair the bus A.C. (September 2017)* God provided school books through a great Christian friend in ministry praise the LORD!!! (September)
The Lord gave us a transit bus!!! Yippy Hallelujah! (End of August 2017)
Bro. Harrod was able to repair the van and it drives without getting hot now.*  Our van was hauled home and we were taken home safe and sound. (7-30-17)
God gave us our first supporting church and sold all of our hair bands/bracelets!
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God was great in our first Revival Meeting!

*We were able to use our new sound system.
* The fellowship at churches has been great!
* We are picking up a few more meetings.
*  Our sick van made it home safely!



Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Surprise!

Sunday we were scheduled to be at American Baptist Fellowship Church in Temple, Texas. The Pastor and his wife told us that they had a Surprise for Zoi.....


We got up early to go to church in Temple. We took the bus this time because Bro. Harrod had to fix the brakes on our van. When we got to the church Bro. B and Mrs. Michelle told Zoi that they got her a guitar case full of candy but when she opened it up it was a new guitar!!! She was so excited to see her new guitar she had to sing the only song she has mastered on the guitar for a special!


The service started with us singing a couple of songs and then Bro. Harrod got into the Sunday School lesson on, "The Heart of a Queen." The Sunday School Lesson was so good that he continued that lesson right into the service.


After the service they had prepared a great feast for the whole church and then the people from our church came over and ate with us it was such a blessing to see everyone again. We always miss our home folks. After the meal We sang a few more songs which was a challenge on a full stomach but we never shy away from singing for the Lord! Then we got to hear Bro. Reed preach a great Sermon on the, "Foolishness of Preaching!" The church sent us home with leftovers galore and they have been a big blessing. The ladies there really know how to cook!

Then we went from there over to our home church just down the road and spent some time resting and preparing for the night service. Zeke sang his new song and it was a blessing then we got to get in one the question and answer service which was really good. Our pastor, Bro. Reed takes the Bible and answers Bible questions and questions from life as well. This is such a blessing to the family and encourages us all to be reading our Bibles.

After the services we were privileged to go and see Bro. Gentry in the hospital. He has been moved the recovering part of the hospital and only has about 3 pumps feeding him right now instead of the 12 pumps that were keeping him alive a couple of weeks ago. Praise the Lord we heard good reports of how God turned him around after he almost died with a blood clot. The blood clot dissolved and they say that he should be able to go home in another 2 weeks. Thank you God for miracles! We let Zeke sing his new song to him and it was an encouragement.
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PRAYER NEEDS:

* Recording equipment so that we can record our music 
and make cd's.
smaller speakers
* wireless mikes* fold up bunk beds that fit just right in our bus and a queen size bed for Mom and Dad. Portable toilet, storage for instruments and tools.
*Meetings for our calendar
*Traveling Mercies
* James and Gerri Hoover (my parents) - Dad's in the Nursing Home recovering from foot surgery and Mom's battle with Leukemia is serious. Prayer for wisdom and healing.
*Health while serving our Lord 
*God's direction and help in everything we do!

ANSWERED PRAYERS:

Bro. Harrod was able to repair the bus A.C. (September 2017)* God provided school books through a great Christian friend in ministry praise the LORD!!! (September)
The Lord gave us a transit bus!!! Yippy Hallelujah! (End of August 2017)
Bro. Harrod was able to repair the van and it drives without getting hot now.*  Our van was hauled home and we were taken home safe and sound. (7-30-17)
God gave us our first supporting church and sold all of our hair bands/bracelets!
*
God was great in our first Revival Meeting!

*We were able to use our new sound system.
* The fellowship at churches has been great!
* We are picking up a few more meetings.
*  Our sick van made it home safely!



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