My husband, and I are very excited to have won tickets to the Bangor Maine show! Thanks to our local Christian station, WHCF. Everyone likes a concert, and every parent looks forward to an occasional night out alone. But, for us, it's more than that. This won't be the 1st time my husband has seen Third Day, he went to one of their concerts 5 years ago ... under very different circumstances! He was serving as an Army Chaplin assistant, in Baghdad, Iraq. Third Day did a concert, at the Army where my husband was stationed. My husband doesn't talk of the war much, and when he does there aren't many "happy memories", but Third Day's "For God and Country" concert ... their leading in worship, was to him, a shelter in the time of storm. They made a huge impact on his deployment. A concert as a civilian, is a fun night .... a concert as a soldier, is a single ray of light that must carry them through 15 months of war. We are thankful to Third day for leaving him with a good memory from his deployment! We are also thankful to WHCF for allowing us to win these tickets. This is more than a concert for him, it's a completion of a circle, it's ministry through music, in two very different phases of his life. This time he was surrounded by other Christians (including me!), in a safe (civilian) environment - a stark contrast to Iraq. We were not planning to go to the concert, we simply don't go to concerts ... In fact I've never been to one. Winning these tickets though has allowed him to remember some of the good times from his deployment, it's a perfect way to end his military career. (He is months away from the completion of his 6 years contract.) Thank you so much for making this available to us. WHCF had no way of knowing who would win the tickets, but I wanted to let everyone know that God did .... and this is so much more than a concert for us. This is a completion of a circle started 6 years ago. Thank you for being used of God in this ministry to my husband. We are truly grateful! We were hoping to be able to thank you in person, but "event staff" couldn't open that magic curtain for us. lol (I'm going to attach some pictures - one from your concert in Iraq, the rest from the Bangor Maine concert this past weekend.)
The Miracle Tour
Mac should probably be writing this today. He had the more eventful day with a trip to a local burger joint and a drive by Steven King's home. I woke up to a cold, muddy day. So, I headed inside the soon to be demolished venue. I got in a good workout, wrote a paper for school, and took a shower. The next thing I knew it was 2:00, and we were on the home stretch to the show. We had a really nice time at devotion with Nigel James studying about Fishing in John 21. (it's not really about fishing, just the context). The next thing you knew, we were on stage. We had a few technical glitches that kind of steamrolled into each other. But, I reminded the guys after the show that God often works the most in times when we feel the least qualified. It's a good reminder that God does the work, very much like in the scriptures we read in John 21. Looking forward to a few days at home resting up for some more shows.