As we always like to do, we traveled with our dear families. Spencerville greeted us with a Summer-warm welcome on Saturday! Terry Myer, pastor at Cuba Mennonite, joked that they had been praying for rain for some time, but for that very day they were hoping God would hold off the downpours till after 9 pm!! Thank you Terry and family for hosting us for lunch and fellowship!
So, thankfully it didn’t rain at the outdoor Spencerville Community Sing this year! And there was quite a group of people out, some from the town and many others from different Anabaptist churches in the area. It was a blessing to meet the Royer family. And it was good to meet the DeLagrange family again. I think it takes special people to manage to get everyone together to practice and sing as they do! God bless their work!
I was blessed to hear a personal testimony of a young mother who grew up in an Old Order Amish community but had never heard about the need to be born again until she turned fourteen! Indeed, hers was wonderful story of a journey from hopelessness to great assurance in God’s saving grace. Thank you for sharing that with us!
We were pleased with how our Sunday program at Fair Haven Amish Mennonite Church given it was in the morning. For some reason, we get a little nervous about morning programs! My voice threatens to squeak at the wrong moments (wait, are there any right moments?). And the others have their own set of little problems, from dry throats to strained vocal chords. Thank you Fair Haven for the delicious meal you prepared for us after the service! We went home with full stomachs and full hearts!
Seems like people were drawn to one of our songs about the Bible this weekend: “This Blessed Old Book”. It’s one of our favorites too. One phrase in the chorus always stands out to me. “And I’ve not made a change in one word that it says, but it sure made a change in me!” Has the message of the Lord Jesus Christ made a change in you? Some people seem to think, “Why do today what you can leave for tomorrow?” Well, you know how that saying really should read. Today is a much better day to begin walking the true way, surrender to the Truth, and hold the promise of eternal life. Why not today?
Often, songs tell stories or declare great truths in a very concise way. “Follow the Path of Jesus” compresses deep meaning into few words. Being a follower of Christ is no small feat. It cannot be done apart from faith, nor can it be accomplished without a thorough conversion of the heart. As the Hebrew writer declares, without faith it’s impossible to please God. Faith is not leaping into some dark unknown, but following the Light of the world.
Following denotes action, intentional movement. And it means there is a Leader ahead of us. Christ is the author of our faith, the target of our following. He’s the beginning and also the end of our path.
Hope you are blessed by this hymn today!
Follow the path of Jesus, walk where His footsteps lead; Keep in His beaming presence, every counsel heed; Watch, while the hours are flying, ready some good to do; Quick while His voice is calling, yield obedience true!
Cling to the hand of Jesus, all through the day and night; Dark though the way and dreary, He will guide you right. Live for the good of others, helpless oppressed and wrong; Lift them from depths of sorrow, in His strength be strong!
Take up the cross of Jesus, sharing the shame He bore; Self and the world denying, love the Saviour more; Tell all the world of Jesus, think of their gloom and loss, Tell of His great salvation, glory in His cross.
-Christopher R. Blackall
We are sad to learn of the passing of Paul Brubacher’s father yesterday noon. Abner Brubacher’s warm smile and his prayers and support will be missed.
Our prayers and comfort to you and your family, Paul!
Hello, everyone, we’re delighted to announce our new website! Thank you for your prayers and support. We certainly intend to keep adding content periodically, and new album releases in the future. So keep posted!
In the meantime, take a look at our current recordings:
This is our fourth recording since New Heights Quartet’s beginning in 2009. It’s been a blessing to work on this album, and we hope it can be a blessing to our audience. In our day, authentic Christian believers face pressures from all sides to canonize personal experience, and curtail Jesus Christ’s authority over our every action. This album shares testimonies of God’s work in our lives, and endeavors to prompt other believers to new heights of faith, mercy and obedience.
Travel often begins with a plan and a destination in mind. As Christians, we are travelling Home, a place of security and never-ending blessing, a place of peace and rest. It’s a Land we will possess forever in the presence of Christ our Lord and Savior.
He has given us the route, the directions, and the means to get there. We are not to take shortcuts, or veer off the path for a more scenic route, though in the Bible God does give us some glimpses into the beautiful Land He has prepared for us.
This collection of songs may have something for everyone—something for those who, like us, are travelling Home, something for those who are not yet doing so, and something for those who have become travel-weary.
We thank God for His guidance through His Word. We have been given many spiritual and material blessings. This album is one way we would like to give back to God, and share with you the Message of truth, hope and love.
“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost” -Romans 15:13
The Bible says that we are born under sin, and as such, we are enemies of God. While the work of the Gospel begins with this horrible conviction of sin, it offers tremendous promises to everyone who approaches their Creator in faith, confession, repentance, and a commitment to obey Jesus Christ.
This collection of songs highlights the Gospel from different perspectives, and proclaims the hope of eternal life for all who are faithful to Christ’s teachings until the end.
As ambassadors for Christ, we are privileged to present to you this collection of songs compiled with the desire to build our listeners for eternity, and remind them about the saving work of our great Redeemer, and the awesome greatness of our God Jehovah.
We hope that these songs will help all believers to not be ashamed to stand and say that they love Jesus, knowing that He has saved our souls from sin. And if you have not yet experienced the peace and joy of being a child of God, we would like to encourage you to turn away from your sins, and reach out and touch the Lord as He walks by “while it is called To Day” (Hebrews 3:13). Has your faith found a resting place in Jesus Christ? Will you be listening when you hear your name at the dawning of that Great Day when the Lord returns?
When our trials seem too hard to bear, may we remember that the Lord is our Haven of rest. With our eyes fixed on Jesus, let us live our lives in such a way that the world around us will be convinced that we ourselves are firmly persuaded that Heaven is more than a dream.