On Sunday, March 17th we gathered at the home of Billy and Pauline Taaffe from Brentwood TN and celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a house concert and silent auction to raise support and awareness for the ministry . Thanks to the generosity of the Taaffe’s and many others from our home church, Christ Community Church, the evening was a huge support. We raised over $6000 for the ministry and planted the seeds for much growth in our mission to London.
The auction included many art items, donated by local artists and photographers, gift certificates from local businesses, and several autographed books and CDs. There was also an autographed harmonica from harmonica master Buddy Greene, who performed some Irish music and joined us for a rousing version of “Wayfarin’ Stranger”. We were seriously blessed by the generosity of everyone who donated items and by those who bid on items as well. The auction generated over $6000 in one-time donations to the ministry.
It was a very spcial night for us musically as well. Not only did we get to share the stage with Buddy Greene, but we also got to play with songwriter/guitarist Gordon Kennedy. Gordon wrote “Change The World” for Eric Clapton and getting to perform that along with music from the Ricky Skaggs record “Mosaic” (which Gordon wrote and produced) was a career highlight for both Temple and I. We are extremely grateful to these amazing performers for taking the time to come by and support the ministry.
We had a wonderful time at the event and were so affirmed by the large crowd that showed up and showed their support for our mission to London. It was a very blessed night for our family and our ministry.