I'm finally sitting down to write and fill
you in on things happening in our ministry. Summer has been a bit
slower on the road than usual for some reason this year, but it followed a busy
Spring, and is serving as a launching pad into Autumn. We feel blessed
with new opportunities to lead worship, perform, sing and teach...serving the
body of Christ.
doing a lot of songwriting lately, and hope to have the chance to record sometime next
year. It costs a lot of money to record a new CD, and we're planning to
begin saving for that as soon as we pay off debt the ministry has outstanding
(mostly from the last recording.) Pam is still working hard on
writing her book, and we would love to see that released next year as
In the next
month or so, we are going to be rolling out a more organized approach and
promotion for the teaching part of our ministry. We will continue to
perform, sing and lead worship, but God has continued to bring opportunities for
us to teach and train worship leaders, worship bands, choirs and media arts
teams. The name, "CALLED TO WORSHIP - Workshops and Clinics."
We've found that there are so many smaller churches, many with volunteer
leadership, who simply cannot afford to send their team and leader to the major
worship conferences. We intend to bring the conference to them and tailor
the work to the needs of their church and community. We are already
working with companies like Yamaha and Media Shout to help enhance our ability
to serve as a resource to churches.
love it if you could remember to pray with us, and for us, as we approach the
coming months of ministry. We have been able to be a part of some very
cool things, and we've seen God working beyond our abilities. In making
our ministry available to churches, through worshipping God and serving the
poor, we also find times of very intense resistance. Where God is at work,
satan is bound to attack. Your prayers are important to us, and we value
your part in holding us up as we give our lives to this
find God's blessings as you seek and serve Him
In His grip -
P.S. - If you wouldn't mind, please take a minute
and check out the sections below. You'll find a special offer for readers
of this email, how to serve the poor through World Vision, and a couple
other ways you can help us out.
3,000 SPONSORS NEEDED
After being in Africa and seeing first-hand how
HIV/AIDS is forever changing the lives of children and families, we have become
very passionate about finding ways to help. At the end of our time in
Africa, some people said to us "You have now been here and seen how great
our need is. You've visited our villages and witnessed how deep the pain
runs. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?" We
were stunned by the boldness of the question, and completely leveled by the
weight of trying to answer. Our promise to the people in Africa was this,
"We will go home and tell your story to as many people as we
can." We are busy doing just that, and as a family we are sponsoring
4 children around the world.
Right now, World Vision has a goal to
find sponsors for 3,000 needy children as soon as possible.
Maybe you're finally ready to sponsor your first child. Maybe you're able
to sponsor another child. We hope you'll at least consider it. I'm
convinced that together, we can be a part of the solution, and that we are
making a difference.
or on the logo to sponsor a child.
SPIRIT WEST COAST BOOKING
Spirit West Coast is holding a survey to see what
artists you want them to book for both the Del Mar and Monterey festivals next
year. I am a huge fan of SWC, and I think it's very cool that they want
your input as to who they bring. (We would love to have you list Andy
Allen as one of the artists you'd like to see back at SWC...but in a spirit
of fairness, we do ask that you be completely honest in taking the
A couple of points about
1. You can list 10 names. Please list in order of
your favorite because the listing is "weighted". Someone you put as #1 carries
much more weight than your #10 choice.
2. This survey ends at 8 a.m. Sept. 27, so enter
3. Please only vote once and complete all
fields of inquiry, especially the section on attending. They consider this survey seriously and trust
you do, too. (To "stack" or "fudge" a survey is really not fair.)
VISION OF HOPE - AVAILABLE AGAIN
Vision of Hope, Andy's 1st CD, was on backorder at the
end of last year and into the beginning of 2005. We now have it back in
stock for those of you who were wanting to pick it up. Click here to order Vision of
We are also offering a special for readers of this
email. GET ALL 4 OF OUR CDs FOR ONLY $35.00,
with Free Shipping! That's a savings of $25.00. This
special is only available through this emailing. You can click the BUY NOW button below to order with PayPal, or you can reply to this email and let us know you
would like to place an order.
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can do so in a couple different ways:
1 - You can send a check
Andy Allen Ministries,
975 East Avenue, Suite
Chico, CA 95926
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