What is up my brotha’s and sistas!!! How are you all today? I hope you are doing well, I know we are right now. The past two days have been nothing but amazing. Yesterday we drove from Punta Gorda to La Belle to play for First Baptist Church and arrived to a great treat. We were greeted by our new good friend Preston and were instantly taken care of above and beyond what we could have ever asked for. Preston and the guys from the youth praise band (who played right before us, and rocked the house) helped us load in all of our gear and got everything set on stage. After we got everything set and ready, the church provided dinner for not only us, but for the whole congregation. So we sat and got to share a meal with some amazing people and awesome new friends. Right before the show, we got to do a quick live interview with Rob from Call FM and had a great time with him. So the show started at just around seven with the youth praise band that played a really powerful worship set. For a group of youngsters they really brought it and lead the whole church into an amazing half hour of worship. After that we took the stage. We got to play about an hour and thirty minute set, this set was a little different though. Preston asked us to share each of our testimonies. Which none of us had really done, but were honored to have such an opportunity. So to say the least, last night was a very powerful evening not only for the crowd, but for us as well. I know for me personally it was very relieving. I had never really had a chance to fully go into my story, and let me tell you it was hard stuff. There were a lot of things that were said that only a very select few close people in my life know of. Either way it was an amazing and powerful night for all.
This morning we got up early and met up with Preston for breakfast at the church and ate until we couldn’t eat anymore. (Story of our lives) After some hang time, Preston surprised us by putting brand new tires on our trailer. And let me say they were very needed, so a huge shout out to Preston for that, thank you from the bottom of our hearts! And just to make things better, Preston loaded us into his truck and drove us into the heart of a reservation to go to Billy’s swamp. So all day we got to go on a huge buggy ride and watch alligators, some amazing birds, some huge Bison and dear, and then some wild hogs. We also got to watch the Critter show. It was a really cool experience! After that we had some lunch at the diner in the park and ate till we couldn’t eat anymore (once again). And for the grand finale, we got to go on an airboat ride around the park. We got to see all the animals from a different view and best of all; we got to see a seven-foot long gator from about ten feet away. The airboat driver turned off the engine and coasted us in until we were just feet away. It was a really awesome day to say the least.
Today really made me start thinking, it is absolutely amazing how wonderful our God is. To see the beauty of the animals, the reflections of the sun setting on the water, it is just one little glimpse of the awesome power of our God. So here’s a little something for you to try, next time you are starring out the window of your classroom, office, or house just think of the awesome power of our God. I hope you are all doing well! We will be praying for you all as do I hope you will be praying for us. We head out tomorrow for Tampa to play at Causeway Church Baptist Church. We love you all and pray that God blesses you in all that you do! Zack TGT