Merrily we holy roll along!

Still holy rolling along here in the UK with a focus on the postal code of the "SO16." I'm sure you all know those are the digits for port city of Southampton. There's been a coming together of ministries and churches in a joint and continued effort to take the gospel to the streets! Nothing I've started, just coming alongside with a little different approach that coincides with the vision of Kingdom Building. What really has me all giddy and stuff is the inclusion of local area schools! Some Christian but mostly public schools that I have been going teach gospel music in classes and assemblies and also inviting them to sing in the mass choir concert next month. From the kids to the teachers and parents the excitement in the schools has been off the charts! They even get some of my jokes! Ok not some, it's been maybe one but that's not important! Stay focused, Beloved! Sorry can't really show pictures but have to get approval first. This is indeed an amazing opportunity to plants seeds in those young hearts and minds but I also see a mechanism in place for follow up and follow through on those seeds! Now this past Monday was the first mass choir rehearsal at MCC. Wow times Wow! Almost 80, everyone wasn't there but those folks can sing! There's going to be some chains broken, lives healed and eyes opened. Why? Cause there's going to be some praise in the house to the Almighty God and I know He will do what He said he will do!

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  • Sharlene Maritz

    Sharlene Maritz Southampton, UK

    Hi Ray, it was great meeting you and participating in the fantastic experience of singing in the "Lets sing" gospel music choir. I love your passion and heart for God. My husband and I were in ministry and married for 29 years when he collapsed and died within minutes at home on New Year's Day 2014 aged just 54, and so this past year has been the most painful of my life. Impossible to share all that goes with this kind of devastating loss but God has carried me and given me the strength to take one day at a time when I could not even begin to contemplate life without my Kyle. By His grace I have never been angry at God...how can I? He is God, I know He loves us and He is sovereign and therefore my only response is to trust Him because He IS TRUSTWORTHY. Having said that, the journey of grief is none the less a very painful and lonely one, and no time can be set on how and when healing is done. But I have tried to do all the right things to embrace my life (after death) hence my decision to participate in the choir. I'm so glad I did, singing such happy and uplifting songs has played a big part in helping me to let go in spite of my deep unseen sadness. Thank you, Ray, for your willingness to give of your talent in the humble way you do. Blessings, Sharlene

    Hi Ray, it was great meeting you and participating in the fantastic experience of singing in the "Lets sing" gospel music choir. I love your passion and heart for God.
    My husband and I were in ministry and married for 29 years when he collapsed and died within minutes at home on New Year's Day 2014 aged just 54, and so this past year has been the most painful of my life. Impossible to share all that goes with this kind of devastating loss but God has carried me and given me the strength to take one day at a time when I could not even begin to contemplate life without my Kyle. By His grace I have never been angry at God...how can I? He is God, I know He loves us and He is sovereign and therefore my only response is to trust Him because He IS TRUSTWORTHY. Having said that, the journey of grief is none the less a very painful and lonely one, and no time can be set on how and when healing is done. But I have tried to do all the right things to embrace my life (after death) hence my decision to participate in the choir. I'm so glad I did, singing such happy and uplifting songs has played a big part in helping me to let go in spite of my deep unseen sadness. Thank you, Ray, for your willingness to give of your talent in the humble way you do. Blessings, Sharlene

  • Amy McCarthy

    Amy McCarthy Southampton Uk

    Hey ray really cool to have you sharing the gospel music ad getting the message to other non believers. Best bit I really enjoy was the concert found tht fun I did like the rehearsal but like u said at the start god bless our effort if we make a effort but was real fun yet again I really enjoyed it think that was my first time going to lordshill with out no one take me there coz god told me that day he said Amy don't worry about it I know you are scared about the rote but I will be here with u guiding you all the way

    Hey ray really cool to have you sharing the gospel music ad getting the message to other non believers. Best bit I really enjoy was the concert found tht fun I did like the rehearsal but like u said at the start god bless our effort if we make a effort but was real fun yet again I really enjoyed it think that was my first time going to lordshill with out no one take me there coz god told me that day he said Amy don't worry about it I know you are scared about the rote but I will be here with u guiding you all the way

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