This is Odie reporting in from Mississippi. We have had a great week with our dear friends in Richton. Tent revival with Pastor Scott Morris, the people of First Assembly and the friends who join us during the meeting is a highlight of our year!
I am so thankful to God for helping us this week! Thanks to many of you who prayed for us this week! God heard and answered those prayers! I wish you could have been in the services with us!
Today's blog post topic discusses one of my favorite things: music. I am always listening to music! I enjoy finding new music from older and new groups alike. My music catalog is constantly expanding.
A handful of groups have been in my favorites category for years! Their music, talent and songs have stood the test of time. I can not believe some group has been in my library of songs for thirty years!
One of those groups has been Karen Peck and New River. I first remember hearing KPNR 30 years ago. Their Restoration CD was the first of their projects in my library. I have listened to just about everything they have produced since then.
I have had the opportunity to see them sing live many times through the years. Every time, it has been excellent. They have always been so kind with every interaction with them! I first met Karen Peck Gooch and her sister, Susan Peck Jackson, when I was around 11.
Karen and Susan were both expecting back then. Those "babies," Kari Faith and Joseph, are now 26! Kari Faith got married this year. I watched their children grow up from a distance!
Recently, We had the chance to attend a fun Karen Peck and New River concert in Alabama. This is a yearly event for the group and Lusk Baptist church. I always see it on the KPNR schedule but never have been able to attend.
We were in the area a few years ago but had to be at another church. We passed their bus as they were headed to Lusk! I was so disappointed back then. I am glad it worked out where we could go this time around.
This is an outdoor event. It had been extremely hot that day, but the weather was nice by evening! Great music and weather made for a beautiful night! Here are some of my pictures.
The Pastor of Lusk Baptist Church.
The members of the current KPNR are Grant Gibson, Karen Peck Gooch, Kari Faith, Susan Peck Jackson and Mathew Gooch. Karen's husband Ricky is always working behind the scenes!
Karen asked this young lady to sing her favorite song with KPNR to end the night. I know it made her day!
This picture was taken with permission! Kari had shed her heels and opted for new fashionable footwear.
Karen Peck Gooch has a unique way of making everyone feel like her friends! Whenever I start a blog post with "Hey Friends," I hear Karen's voice saying, "Hey Friend." 😊She is genuinely so sweet.
I always enjoy visiting with Karen's son Mathew. He and his wife will soon have two children! God has blessed them!
It was a joy to see KPNR one more time! I plan to see them again early next year! I am looking forward to it already!
This was not our first time to visit Lusk Baptist Church. We spent time there with the Isaacs in February 2017. Then, it was way too cold to be outside. We were packed into their church building that night. Look back on that night by clicking here.
Thanks for visiting with me today.