Another BeginningJune 20th, 2011
Hello everyone! I’m riding in the team van on our way to the next destination of summer tour with Heartsong Blue. Though we have been on the road for just a few days, I have already had so many great experiences with church families and in host homes that have encouraged both me and my team. This summer will certainly be a great blessing to me as we spread the love of Christ through our music.
I feel so fortunate to be on the road this summer as a member of Heartsong, as I originally had no plans to travel this summer. This past school year, I was a member of Heartsong Generation Yellow team, which travels during the school year but has no commitments during the summer months. After my time with Yellow team ended, I planned to return home at the end of spring semester with the hope of finding a job to help pay for my college expenses. The previous summer, I worked at a meat processing plant on second shift as a member of the plant’s sanitation crew. Though this work was not the most desirable job, it helped make financial ends meet, so I planned to return to a life of late nights wearing a haz-mat suit. This time, however, what I had planned were not the plans that God had intended for me.
Just a few weeks before I moved home for the summer, the Spirit of God began a work in my heart that prepared me mentally and emotionally to be ready to go on tour with Heartsong. With less than three weeks before the semester’s end, I was approached by the Heartsong directors about traveling during the summer with Heartsong Blue. And though the transition and preparation to travel happened so quickly, I was able to trust God’s plan for me and for the ministry of Heartsong through the whole situation. I will miss my family and friends while I am on the road this summer, but their support and sacrifices for me will go with me everywhere I travel.
Though we are only one week into the tour, I have already enjoyed our ministry so much and am so excited for the rest of the summer. I have instantly bonded with my new teammates both spiritually and musically. It has been great so far and I know it will only get better! God has worked in my life to get me to this point, and I know that He will continue to work the rest of the summer for His glory. I can’t wait to see what He does!