Monday, June 07, 2010

Standing Stones: What God has done!

Volume 5, Issue 5
Standing Stones: What God has done

Have you ever sat for a minute to reminisce and recall good things, praises? Does it make you smile?

In a recent Keynote family staff meeting we had a “praise party” giving thanks and praise to the Lord for what he had done in and through the ministry — standing stones if you will.
We wanted to share with you, celebrating what God has done so far in 2010!

Blue sky nine (band)
Some exciting new partnerships involving prison and military ministries (and continued momentum in existing ones).

Fund Development
At our annual Golf challenge on May 24th, WQME 98.7. a local Christian radio station broadcasted live (see photos). Praise God for local publicity. Already we’ve had people call in to express their interest in Keynote and or desire to help.
The Lord raised up $67,000 for Keynote’s operating expenses through this fundraiser.

International opportunities
Increasing influence in Central America (Panama, Jamaica, Guatemala)
New opportunities out of the Campus Ministry conference we attended in January—Training in Hungary (August), BSN tour in Romania (October).

Keynote Performing Artists

In the last few months, we have developed a great relationship with an Army chaplain who wants to be our advocate and promote Keynote to all the Army chaplains in the U.S.
We’ve developed a great relationship with Prison Fellowship; they have been helping us network and partner with many prisons across the country.

David Pendleton (Ventriloquist/Comedian)
20 out of 28 concerts this year have specifically been Outreach events to non-Christians (this is significant because much of David's ministry in the past has been with church audiences)
Working on documentary with Bill Glass Prison Ministry and Keynote

Booking concerts and events
Summer Project (sp) band bookings –there are 3 partnerships that we have pursued and booked our sp bands - 20 prisons, 4 military bases, 4 Summer Projects; Praise God everything came together fast! We’re nearly at our goal of 48 concerts booked by May 31.
We’re excited about the increased partnerships with Campus Crusade Christmas Conference – getting to lead worship, being asked to come and help/serve with our expertise, etc.

New Media Labs
In process to release an iphone app with evangelistic tools. (4 Laws, Spirit Filled Life...)

Prayer Requests:

  • Strength, peace and mental rest in the Lord as we head into the busiest season of our ministry (Summer Project).
  • God’s plans to prosper in the midst of so many events, planning, and details going on this summer.
  • Our staff and students lives would grow in the depth of their relationship with the Lord this summer more than we can imagine. He would surprise us!

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