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April 28th – Tragic Day Yesterday

We just started the first day of a 5 day run today in Archbold, OH.  Selah is on tour with Aaron Shust and Shaun Groves. We are on a 5 city 6 day run from Nashville to Scottsbluff, NE May 2nd.  In between we are in Osage, IA April 29th, Bismark, ND April 30th, Grand Island, NE May 1st.  If you do google maps that’s a 20hr drive back from Scottsbluff to Nashville all day Tuesday.  That’s 10 guys (amy is staying with family in NE) on a bus for 20hrs.  Video games, movies, food, candles and matches will be mandatory!! PRAY FOR US!

We normally leave out on the bus around midnight the evening before, but didn’t leave until 1:30 because some of Aaron Shust’s band had to drive up through horrible weather in GA.   Fortunately, they made it safe.  It took several extra hours to get to Archbold today because of flooding.

The past couple days have been tragic.  So many have died in the southeast.  Our bus driver is from AL and he lost 3 friends in the tornado’s.  One was a soldier who had served in Iraq.  Survived his tour and was about to retire.  He just returned home and he and his family were killed.   The local church in that area was leveled too.  He served his country so well, made it through Iraq, only to come back to the safety of his own home in AL and be taken.  I can’t imagine what the rest of his family is going through.

It seems like more natural disasters are occurring throughout the World.  Japan, Australia, the floods in Pakistan, earthquakes and tornadoes.  It almost feels like the earth is crying out for Jesus to return. Like we are in the “birth pains” of the return of Christ!

We will be in prayer for these family’s, and as the body of Christ let’s take care of these family’s.  This is a time for the church to rise up and show who we are in Christ as we wait for His return.

“Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.” Matt 24:7b NIV


Todd Smith

4 Responses to “April 28th – Tragic Day Yesterday”

  1. Dana & Presley says:

    God Bless You all, for coming to Archbold tonight. God was doing his thing working through all of you tonight. Hearing my 6 year old singing and clapping next to me, brings me joy that God is working in her life also. Looking forward to the new cd.
    Keep singing Gods praises and sharing with is your gifts.
    Will keep you in our prayers through the rest of the tour.
    God Bless!

  2. Cheryl Clawson says:

    Thank you so much for an incredible night of worship in Archbold. Four of us drove down from Michigan (Go Blue!)for the concert. It was truly one of the best I’ve ever been to. I was blown away by the quality and breadth of all the talent, the humbleness of each artist and the attitude of worship that was expressed. I’ve already started praying for your continued safety and health for your tour. Many will be blessed as you minister in Christ’s name.
    Cheryl Clawson
    Hillsdale, MI

  3. Kelly says:

    Just wanted to say thanks for sharing your talents, we haven’t been to a concert in a while (from GR, MI) but we have several cds. My 2 & 4 year old LOVE your cd Hiding Places and Esengo and There is Power in the Blood are our favorite “dance around the kitchen” songs! Even when you don’t know it, your songs are uplifting and bringing smiles to families!
    Best wishes 🙂

  4. Tessy says:

    Hi Todd – I have recently been very blessed by the songs on your album influenced from your time in the Congo. We are in the process of adopting from the DRC. I was just wondering if the songs were mainly french or if they have any tribal language in them? Just curious…. I am working on my French… but I know there is several tribal languages… seems Lingala is the language most speak from the orphanges where we will be adopting from… Just curious.. and looking 4ward to your new album…

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