Back in sunny Florida

Super kids club in Bonita Springs

Me with some of the super girls at Super Kids Club

WJYO in Ft. Myers

My promoter Wendell, me, the host Stephanie, and radio guru Jim at WJYO

Girls from Super Kids Club in Bonita Springs

More of the group at Super Kids Club – aren’t they beautiful!

Well, it’s been a crazy couple of days, but really good things are happening. My mom and I flew into Tampa on Wednesday and spent the night with my grandma. One great blessing of singing in Florida so much is that I get to see her and my uncle down here much more than I would otherwise. My grandparents (my grandpa is gone now) have been in that house as long as I remember, and I remember as a kid going out hunting for the little lizards that live in the yard to see how many I could count. I thought they were baby crocodiles. 🙂

Yesterday morning we drove down to Fort Myers and stopped into WJYO, Kingdom FM. They’ve been playing my music for quite a while, so it was fun to see them, and my radio promoter and another of my radio friends were there as well to help them with their sharathon. It was such an amazing coincidence that we were all there at the same time! I’m from Ohio, Wendell’s from Michigan, and Jim’s from Colorado – what are the chances? We had a great time catching up, and I got on the air a bit for their sharathon too which was fun.

Then we headed over to New Hope Presbyterian Church in Ft. Myers, and I gave a concert for the women’s group there. They were mostly young moms, and it was so fun to share with them! I also got an opportunity to talk to several women afterward who were either dealing with or concerned about sensory issues with their kids, and given what we’ve been through with Toby, I’m always grateful when God uses that experience to help other people.

After that we headed down to Bonita Springs where we stayed with friends, and this morning I did a woman’s group at First Presbyterian. It was totally informal, and very last minute, but the Lord really used the time. I had such wonderful conversations with those women afterward! I didn’t know what to expect, but I’ve found that if we just go where’s there’s an opportunity, God will do whatever He intends, and He will use it.

This afternoon was really different for me, and such a great time! I got to share some of my regular music, and some of my kid’s Scripture songs as well as our stories from Africa with a group of at-risk girls in Bonita Springs. They are so beautiful, and were so musical themselves – very, very precious girls. Their parents are migrant workers, and many of them speak English as their second language. Their lives aren’t very stable, but this wonderful couple started an after-school club that serves so many girls – they help them with homework, teach them about the Bible, teach them crafts, etc., and they have a choir. It was beautiful to see how much they loved these girls! I was so honored to be a part of it for an afternoon!

Tomorrow we’re headed across the state – going to continue to be a busy couple of days. :

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