On Saturday we spent almost the whole day in Alvarado, TX at an event called Come Worship Texas. A guy named Denny Nooner basically had a vision of this event and pulled it all together and I think paid for almost all of it!
He had Pillar, Skillet, Jeff Johnson, Jeremy Camp, and Mercy Me play, and the speaker was Francis Chan.
Meredith went with me and we left around 6:30, but we left way before it was over, so it was pretty much an all day event! I think about 4,000 people ended up being there by the end of the night, which is just really awesome for that many people to pay to come out that day! And the volunteers were SO nice to all of us! Traveling to different places with Wes in whatever band he happened to be in at the time, you start to get a feel of different groups and how they treat the artists and their families. I think sometimes venues forget that traveling from place to place is literally their job and they do it a lot. Some places just aren't thoughtful but that was not the case here. This event was just so very sweet to us. Not only did they check on us all the time to see if we needed anything, which is very sweet because they did not have to do that, but their disposition and demeanor with all of us was just so gracious! So, thanks volunteers! You guys are awesome!
The guys love playing events like this! They hope these are the kinds of things that they will get to play at a lot in their coming future. Jeff's song Ruin Me has hit the radio nationwide (ummm...except KLTY, our Dallas station...where Jeff lives...) and people all over have been moved by that song, and hopefully his whole album. We are all praying that this band will be booked for more gigs. Not only does that mean more money for our families, but also that more people will get to hear God's love through music. Please be in prayer with us as this new season of life the band is entering into will be a season of good change and progression.
Here are some more pics of the day!Jen and Coby- I'm so sorry we didn't get to hang out while you were here! I know that was a fast trip for you guys, but I hope you had a good time! We are still SO excited for you guys! Love you!