Jennifer and I had a wonderful evening leading worship at Frink Park in Clayton, NY last night. Joseph Gilchrist sat in on drums, and his brother Daniel on bass.

With a huge storm front moving in from the south, we decided to start early as there was already a good amount of people seated. We asked the Lord to hold off the rain, then told the audience we’d play as long as we could.

After more than an hour of playing, the dark sky loomed overhead. I turned to Jenny and asked her to sing one last song. She picked our favorite: Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

Just as she started the bridge, she pointed up behind the audience and said, “I just want everyone to know there’s a giant rainbow up there.” To all our amazement, right on cue, a rainbow appeared. As if God was reminding us once again of his promises, and heard our request to keep the rain off.

As we pulled out of Clayton with all the gear packed away, the storm hit. Hard.

I asked people to take pics and send them to me so I could make a collage and post it here. If you were there last night and see a photo you took, please leave a comment below so we know who you are and can give you props.

Thanks to all those who came out; we love playing for the hometown crowd. ch:



Billy Jepma · 15 Aug ’11 at 12:49 pm

Hey dude, great concert last night. Don’t know if you saw me or not, but my friends and I were down swimming. 🙂 Was gonna come and say hi but you were already talkin’ to people and when they cleared out, the storm was about to come. Really enjoyed listening, 🙂

    Christopher Hopper · 15 Aug ’11 at 11:45 pm

    Dude! I had no idea! You totally should have come interrupted! What the?! Man…miss you bro!

Rebekah Berthet · 15 Aug ’11 at 5:23 pm

Oh I was there! Aaaaaaand I took some of those pics…it was a great time!

Beth Walrath · 15 Aug ’11 at 11:57 pm

It was a wonderful God moment that we actually could see. We take for granted the ones we don’t see. He likes to be visual sometimes. 🙂
Great concert, you guys are the best!

    Christopher Hopper · 16 Aug ’11 at 8:44 am

    Great point!!! I’m going to add that to my Arts in the Church message.

elisabeth thomas · 19 Aug ’11 at 1:52 pm

heard it was amazing…wish we could’ve been there!! Love you guys so much!!

    Christopher Hopper · 19 Aug ’11 at 2:36 pm

    Awe, love and miss you guys, too, so much! The river misses you big!

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