Thursday, October 29, 2009

Letter from Listener

I received a letter in the mail from a 34 year old gentleman that listens to "The GospelFest Hour" in Indiana. He'd been raised in a Christian home and thought he had everybody "fooled," until he landed in prison in 2003. He has 2 more years to go until he's released, but since his incarceration, he's totally given his life over to the Lord. He wanted to let me know what an encouragement "The GospelFest Hour" has been to him. He has to stand on his bed and hold up his headphones near the window to get good reception. He said it's a bit awkward, but worth it. After his release in 2 years, he knows it'll be a rough road, but is excited that God is now in control of his life and looks forward to what He'll do in his life.

What an encouragement that letter was to me! To know that the program is ministering to at least one person is such a blessing to me. That is why we do what we do: to encourage folks and to exalt the name of the Lord!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Christmastime Tickets

Christmastime GospelFest 2009 is quickly approaching! This year's concert will be Friday, December 11th at the Caterpillar Performing Arts Center at Five Points Washington in Washington, IL. Concert begins at 7:00pm.

Tickets for this year's Christmastime GospelFest will soon be available! Group sales begin Monday, October 19 and regular ticket sales begin Monday, November 2. Group rates are as follows: 15-24 tickets are $12 each; 25 or more are $10 each. Regular tickets are $15 advance and $18 at the door. Children age 5 to 12 are $7; and 4 and under are free!

Consider bringing a group (Sunday school class, office staff, etc.) for this unforgettable Branson-style evening of Christmas music. Tickets will be available by calling the ministry office at 309.472.0027, at the Five Points Washington front desk. You can send in a check made out to "GospelFest Ministries" to 1336 Honeysuckle Ln., Metamora, IL 61548. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Hope to see you there!