We departed Elmira, NY and made our way out west. It is always a wonderful experience to travel through this great country of ours and to witness first hand, some of God’s handiwork. We live in a beautiful area in Rochester, NY and New York is one of the most picturesque places we have ever seen boasting such things as the Finger Lakes Region, Niagara Falls, Lakes Ontario and Erie and the Thousand Islands Region. However it awesome to travel across the country and see the changing landscape and to witness the sights and hear the sounds of America.
We are a little late in getting this out there as we are firmly entrenched in our Western Tour. We have been in Arizona for several days now however our journey began in the Bath, NY and Elmira, NY area. Our tour started with a luncheon at Family Life Network in Bath, NY followed by a concert that evening at Nite Lite Coffeehouse, also in Bath, NY.
The following day had us visiting the First Church of the Nazarene. What a great service and we always love visiting with Pastor Charles Hargengrader and his wife Gloria. Elmira, NY is also in the area of our board member, Scott Evans. We always love having Scott along with us on the road to help us unload and load equipment.
As you may know, “Leaving On My Mind” is a popular song written several years ago by Rusty Goodman. Of course, the song talks of how we, as Christians, are always looking forward to the day when God calls us Home.
In this case, Leaving On Our Mind is a little play on the words of that song title as we get ready to embark on our journey to the western part of our great country. We are leaving very early in the morning on Friday, March 6th and heading to Bath, NY for two concerts and then on to Elmira, NY for a concert on Saturday. Details of these concert are available on our website.
From Elmira we will begin our journey out west. We appreciate your prayers as we travel and as we minister to those folks that God places in our path. We believe that God has something amazing in store for Final Harvest on this tour and we are excited to have you on board as our prayer partners.
Alpha and Omega Christian Bookstore, Mission Share, Michele Feathers and Gates Assembly of God have just partnered with Final Harvest in supplying such generous provisions for the mission trip out west. Not only will we be able to minister in word and song, but we will be able to give away Bibles, Sunday school and vacation Bible school material, christian music, Bible studies and readers, coloring books, crayons and salvation bracelets!!!! Folks, this is a huge blessing and miracle!!!
Those three words are what Final Harvest attempts to do at each concert. There is a song that has a line in it that says; “the pleasure is mine but the Glory goes to You.” The “You” in that song refers to Christ. What the song says is that it is our pleasure to serve the Lord but everything we do, we do for the Glory of God.
We are preparing for our annual tour out west again and we are excited to be leaving in a couple of days. As we step on the various stages on this tour, our sincere prayer is that you see Christ and His Message through us. We are not going to hear your applause for us or for you tell us how great we are at singing or how nice we look. We are looking forward to seeing and visiting with you but our purpose in going is to evangelize, encourage and energize.
Final Harvest and the Southern Gospel Music Forum are excited to announce the Run For Your Life Revival … More details will be posted here in the future but you can check them out right now at http://www.runforyourliferevival.com
We enjoyed two wonderful worship services at First Baptist Church in Venice, FL this morning. We sang a couple of songs in each service and we were blessed by the wonderful message from Pastor Tom on “Ambition.”
Final Harvest will have the entire service tonight so if you are in the Venice, FL area tonight, come on out at 6 pm! We would love to meet you!!!!
I mentioned in a previous post that Final Harvest spent some time at the beach! Well, Pamela Warren snapped a photo of this pelican on Jansen Beach in Stuart, FL. We had a wonderful and relaxing time and are ready to continue our concerts here in the great state of Florida!