Darkness Cannot Overcome

It’s November, can you believe it!

We’ve had a special few weeks, sharing these new songs of ours. During the build up to the album release, as we recorded the tracks and got to know the songs, we knew that they were going to have an impact.

But the response has just blown us away!

On October 12 we headed out to Heidelberg Methodist, to play the new songs at both morning services. We have good memories of Heidelberg, from sleeping over at a wonderful guest house, to Rev Ray Goddess’s powerful and passionate prayers, to Good Friday morning earlier in the year. So we were looking forward to being back.

Well, the place rocked. From the opening guitar riff of “Holy Party”, to the closing rock n roller “Walking With the King”, the people of HMC rocked it. By the end, there were people everywhere, as the whole church actually started “walking” in a big circle around the church. Awesome.

During “My Poor Heart” the crowd even starting helping us with the doo wop vocals, and some pretty nifty dance moves came out. But most moving for us was the response to “Nothing Too Big”. Ray had spoken at the beginning about a young girl, 4 years old, who had been attacked by a dog and was needing funds for an operation. He told how she spoke of meeting Jesus and Him telling her she was going to be alright. And so we dedicated the song to her, and sang:

“There is nothing too big for my God
No mountain’s too high with my God
No road is too long because of my Jesus”

… and the congregation just rose up and sang every word with us. It was such a powerful statement of their faith and trust in God. What a sacred moment.

The next week we were off to our friends at Trinity United Church in Norkem Park. Trinity was one of the very first churches we played at when God called us to start travelling around. They’ve always supported us and shown us such love. So this was an exciting day for us.

Sadly though, Rev Ron Robertson couldn’t be there on the day. We missed you Ron!

We had a terrific morning there, again playing both 8:00 and 9:30 services. And God worked! Emotions ran high during “Lord Above All” and “You Walked a Mile in My Shoes”, and as always, “Hammer No More”. And the church danced and clapped and worshiped with us, in a very real way. What a blessing.

As always we were well taken care of, thanks to Ruth, and Bevan and co. A big thanks to you all. We can’t wait to be back!

And to end the month off we spent the morning of the 26th Oct at Nigel Methodist Church. It’s a wonderful church and we had such a great time sharing these songs there. As usual “My Poor Heart” was a smash, and I even spotted some oldies swaying in the back! And during “Soldiers” we had the little ones in the front shouting the words back at us with great enthusiasm. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: there’s something for everyone on this album!

Thanks Rev Elize Goddess for your kindness. We love being at Nigel Methodist and will surely be back in the new year.

Also a big thanks to Jimmy Robertson for hosting us at the Men of the East family braai on Friday 31 October. We saw a few familiar faces, including a few Nigel Methodist regulars… And we had a powerful time of worship on the night of Halloween. Remember: the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness cannot overcome it.

Keep shining His light, people of God!
Luke

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