Five years ago, when we first started thinking of leaving our regular slot as the youth band at Trinity, the year 2013 seemed far, far away. I don’t think any of us even thought so far ahead. All we knew was that God was calling us to go out, and tell everyone how much He loves them using our music.
And so we stepped out in faith and tried our best to do exactly that. And here we are, in January 2013, just over the moon that we get to spend another year doing what we love most – making music for Christ. God is good!
2012 was a year to remember for us. Our second album, “A New Beginning” was released in September, and we are very excited about the songs on it. We hope they will be as meaningful to you and your journey as they are to us!
Towards the end of the year we did two CD launches – first at Trinity United Church in Norkem Park, and second at St Francis Anglican Church in Meyersdal (where we had to stop for half an hour due to an incredible lightning storm – God was reminding us who’s in control!). Thanks to Peter Lombard and Ron Robertson from Trinity, and Reggie Venter at St Francis for hosting us at these events.
Another highlight for us was the Kempton Park Methodist Church Family Camp, which took place on 16-19 November at Heron’s Bridge Estate. This was a great weekend of worship and unity, and we thank Luvuyo Sifo for the opportunity to share the weekend with you and your congregation. Thanks also to Brian Smith for the powerful and thought-provoking sessions on Diversity.
The last two months of 2012 we played carols at five different venues – starting at Epworth Children’s Village in Germiston. We then had one busy weekend, playing at Parkrand Primary on the Friday night, our own “home-style” carols on Saturday night, and Touch the Flame Ministries on Sunday night. What a weekend! Each night was special. And we closed our year out with carols at Ridgeview Retirement Village, where we played loud rock ‘n’ roll and had the people dancing and clapping along! A word of thanks to our friend Brian Schouten for accompanying us on the saxophone during the carols shows, as well as Steve Hall for assisting us on the drums when needed.
On a sad note, at the end of 2012 we said goodbye to our good friend and drummer Jonathan Digby. We already greatly miss his presence in the group, but wish him all the best for 2013 and beyond.
Now we head into the New Year, and we know God is leading us. Keep an eye out for us at these places:
1st Sunday of every 2nd month (starting Feb) – Benoni Central Methodist 10am
1st Sunday of every OTHER month (starting March) – Kempton Park Methodist Church
2nd Sunday of every month – Trinity Community Church, Sunward Park
We’ll also be at Trinity United Church, Norkem Park for Holy Week – watch this space for more details soon!
Thank you all for your support. We look forward to sharing 2013 with you!