Sugarpine Family Weekend Reflections

7:52 am Ministry Journal

The Labor Day Family Retreat at Sugarpine Christian Conference Center was a blast.  Many lives were touched by the music and the message.  The speaker was a mime who performs professionally.  His comedy and drama presentations were so unique and meaningful.  Some of the most fulfilling times were when conferees came up to me and commented on how their life was enriched through the years by my music (I was at this camp four years ago).  Sometimes I wonder if any ministry continues after a great weekend like this.  So, hearing from a handful of people about specific songs or CDs which have encouraged them or their children over and over again is so delightful for me.  God is so good!

One Response
  1. Briana Branchflower :

    Date: September 11, 2008 @ 11:33 pm

    Hi Mr. Coates,
    I’m a Pastor’s wife in Portland OR and 17 years ago my big sister had your tape in her car, I was a rebellious teenager falling away from the LORD and your music (Isaiah 12:2 and a song Tammy) completely ministered to me. I’m since returned to the LORD but those songs (esp. Isaiah 12:2) still resonates in my soul and I know will be lullabyes to future grandchildren. It is amazing how powerful worship is. Thank you for your ministry.

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