ANCHOR-HOLDS GOSPEL SINGERS
HUMPHREY & BRIAN & LISA SEXTON
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May - July 2009
Hello again to everyone. I hope this finds you well and happy in the Lord. God has been very good to us as we continue to spread God Word Thru Song. Over the Spring and Summer months we have been busy doing what the Lord wants all his people to do. (Go out in the highways and byways to spread his word. ) We have added more churches during the summer as God continues to open doors for us. Our Foster daughter gave birth to twin boys during June and even tho they were only 6 months babies the both are doing well and home from the Hospital. This makes 13 Grandchildren for Larry and me. His youngest daughter is due to have a baby in Nov or Dec. Most people do not believe me when I tell them I am a grandmother of 13 and just 25 years old. If you find time check out the site www.Gospelgigs.com . At this site you can sign up to receive a e-mail each week listing all the Gospel Singing in your local area. We are listed on the site and hope to have some songs listed in the near future. Our new CD is selling fast. We have made over 500 copies of the CD and most are sold already. Larry's mom was in the hospital during June but now is home doing well. His sister is staying with her as she is unable to care for her self. We have really enjoyed going to Sunday Morning Worship services at the many churches we visited over the past few months. Many are booking us for Sunday Morning and Sunday Evening Worship on the same day. Our friend Rev. Scott Campbell became Pastor of River of Jordan in Knoxville, TN during July. We wish him all the blessing the Lord has ahead for him and the church. Keep them in your prayers as Scott and the church began their journey together. Also during May Rev. Danny Tipton was elected pastor of Faith Baptist Church. This was the church April's dad pastor until his death on 20 December 2008. Keep us in your prayers as we travel and continue to Spread God's Word thru Song. Until next time may God bless.
January thru April 2009
The start of the year we were at New Hope Baptist Church, in Powell, TN. A great way to start the year off by being in church. We did a few local appointments during January and thank everyone who had us out. You can see all the places we were at on the Past Appearance page. During February we went to the recording studio to make a new CD, We call it "I Can't, Jesus Can" which has a new song by the same title on the CD. We released three new songs on the CD and a lot of other good songs. A total of 11 songs. On our first order of 100 CD we sold out within two weeks and had to order more. God has richly blessed us as we travel and spread God's word thru song. We have seen souls saved and many rededicate their lives back to God. Our son, David turned two during February. We got busy traveling during February, March and April and have really been blessed where ever we went. We have added new churches to our travel list and pray that we can add even more during the year. We will come to your church or event any time you would like to have us. We have enjoyed going out on Sunday Morning Worship services and have been to a lot over the past few months. My mom and all are doing well even tho it is a big adjustment being without my Dad here, but God knows what he is doing and we just have to accept his plan. Next month Brian and I have been singing together for one year and hope to add many more years in the future. During May we will be traveling and singing in North and South Carolina and many local churches in and around Knoxville. I thank every pastor, church and all who support us as we travel from place to place. Keep us in your prayers and check out other areas on our web site and tell everyone about the site. You do not have to put the - between AnchorHolds now as we have also purchased the name www.AnchorHolds.com . Our dear friend, Steve at www.SmokeyMountainGospel.com helped us update the new site which will bring you to our web site. Thanks Steve for all you do for us. Until next time may God Bless you and we will keep you in our prayers.
Aug to December 2008
Talking about being slow on news letters I really fell behind the last part of the year. We were very busy singing from August to December. I will not list all the places we were at, just check our the past appearance schedule and you will see. God has richly blessed us with many new churches to sing at during the last part of 2008. We have met many new Christian friends and seen souls on the alter and many saved. We may of been the one to water a seed that had been planted and thru God dealing with the heart they came to the Lord. I am just thankful for all the doors God has opened up for us during 2008. We were involved in Benefits, Outdoor, Harvest, and Watch service for many churches during the last part of the year. I would like to thank every pastor, every church member and all who supported us as we travel from place to place singing for the Lord. On December 20th 2008 my dad, Rev. Brian Rush and pastor of Faith Baptist Church was called home to be with the Lord after a long battle with cancer. He was 50 years old. Please keep the family and also the church in your prayers. Check out our pictures as we have posted a lot over the past few months. We plan to be slow during Jan/Feb 2009 because of weather, sickness and will only take local appointment during these months. I plan to put out a News update every quarter during 2009.
Hi again, Another month has come and gone. I am surprised at how the months go by so fast. We've had a wonderful time during the month of July. Over the holiday on the 4th of July We went to our camper to spend a quite weekend. It was all but quite as the pastor at the camp grounds had booked the Hoppers to sing at the big tent that night. He asked us to open for them and get the people fired up to worship the Lord. We had a wonderful time that night and on the 5th of July had to be the featured singers at the tent so we did not have a weekend off. Just to see people from all over the USA coming together to praise the Lord was worth every minute. Brian and I have been learning new songs and spend 4 to 5 hours each week going over them. We had a very busy month and seen souls saved and rededicated back to the Lord. We thank every Pastor, Church, Assisted Living and Nursing Home we have visited during this month. Please check out our travel schedule for August and if possible try and attend at any or all of the singing listed. We would love to see you there. Also we are adding new pictures almost weekly. All the family is doing well but Brian Rush (Dad) is going thru cemo and not doing so well. Please keep him in your prayers as he faces this battle of cancer. Until next month keep us in your prayers as we travel and Spread God's Word thru Songs. May God richly bless you in all you encounter and are faced with during the upcoming month. Until next month May God Bless.
Hello to everyone, As you could see by our travel schedule we were very busy during the month of June. I have made some changes on the web site and added pictures. I will add more as we travel. Brian and I have spend 8 or more hours each week in practice and also singing every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night we had appointments. We thank every Pastor, Church, Assisted Living and Nursing Home we have visited during the month. I hope you keep us in your prayers as we travel and Spread God's Word thru Song. During June we did Vacation Bible School at our home church, Grove Heights and had a wonderful time and seen souls saved. We have added new song to our list and now have over 200 sound tracks to choice from when we visit. Looks like July will also be busy. Larry's daughter had the twins on June 19th, Sara weighted in at 7.8 lbs and Elizabeth at 6.2. Both twins and Misti are doing well and all three went home on June 23th. With the twins we now have 10 grandchildren. Dad, Rev Brian Rush is going thru cemo now so keep him and my family in your prayers. I have a envelope on every page of our web site. just click on it and drop up an e-mail. Until next month, Hope to see you at some of our singings. May God Bless.
Hello again, Another month has come and gone. I hope you have checked out our Bio's as you can see I have been blessed to have Brother Brian Sexton come and join me as I continue to spread God's word thru songs. We have spend a lot of time working together learning each others songs. We have added quite a lot of new songs and I know they will be a blessing to you and your church. We thank every pastor, preacher, Nursing Homes and Assistant Livings that we have gotten to visit over the past month. May God continue to bless everywhere. Larry's daughter, Misti is still holding off on the twin girls being born but they are due just anytime. Everyone was praying she make it thru May and go into her 36th week. She has done that, To God be the Glory. My dad, Rev. Brian Rush, Pastor of Faith Baptist Church is doing better as the doctors have told him the tumor has reduced in size. He will be going to the doctor the lst week of June for an evaluation and to see what type if any of the cemo he will have to take. I know God is in charge and we are all Winners Either Way. I thank Steve and Carol at www.smokymountaingospel.com for their help with my web site. I have posted pictures of a Benefit for Atlanta Av Baptist that was conducted at Fountain City Lions Club. We had a great turn out and raised lots of money for the Church to install a new roof. Pastor Eddie Seals thanked everyone who showed up or took a part in all the work that goes into ensuring the benefit was a great time for all. Continue to keep pray for us as we travel and do what God has called us to do "Spread His Word Thru Song". Until next month may God Bless.
Hello to everyone. I give thanks to God first and far most as he has blessed us during the past few months. During March we sold our home in Strawberry Plains to our daughter Misti and her husband. She is doing fine with the twin girls due in June. doctors say they may be here during May. Just pray they hold in there until late June. We purchased a home in Knoxville, close to East Town Mall, or as it is called now, Knoxville Center. We began moving around the middle of Mar and by the lst of April had most every thing in the house moved into the new place. I was able to travel and sing at many placed during this time. Larry and I were very busy doing Tax Prep for many, many people up to April 15th. My dad, Brian Rush and Pastor of Faith has undergone, Cemo treatments and is not doing very well. Please keep him and the family in your prayers. I am working with another Singer who I hope will be able to travel with us. We plan on trying and if God permits and all works out I am looking forward to getting back on the road full time. We thank every Pastor, Church, Nursing Home, Assistant Living and other events that we have been a part of over the past three months. Continue to keep us in your prays and we travel and do what God has called us to do "Spread His Word Thru Song". Until next time God Bless
NOV 2007-FEB 2008
Hello everyone, It's been a while since my last update. I've taken the winter off from traveling to learn new songs and work with the one's I already have. We all at our household have been sick as most everyone has this past winter. As you know we do not travel much during the winter months and really get back on the road again During March of each year. Larry & I had one more new grandson born on 12 Feb 2008 and our son David turned one year old on Feb 13th. In Jun Larry's oldest daughter, Misti is due with twin girls. That will give us 10 grandchildren. If you check our our past appearance you will see that we did some travel during the winter months. I had a wonderful time at all the places we visited over the past few months and look forward to going every weekend possible. I hope to add new churches to our schedule this year and will post everyone on the Church Directory page as we visit. My new CD "Anchor of Hope" is now on our Product page and you can hear a 1 min cut from every song on the CD. I thank Steve and Carol at www.Smokymountaingospel.com for getting the information on our web site. My step dad, Brian Rush and the Pastor of Faith Baptist Church was told by the doctor's that he has cancer and it has spread in his body and the doctor's say with treatment maybe one years of life left. Please keep him, my mom and little sister (11 years old) in your prayers as he begins medical leave the lst of March and starts Cemo. Please keep us in your prayers as we began a new year working for the Lord. Until next month may God Bless.
AUG - OCT 2007
Been a little behind on our news updates. God has richly blessed us over the past 3 months. I have been very busy traveling to churches, nursing home and assistant livings almost every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. Did a couple of benefit singings and outdoor singing during the past quarter. I was busy making my second CD during the month of August. You can see the cover and hear some of the music at Smoky Mountain Gospel .com. The link is on my home page. You can check our our Past appearance page and see that God has kept us busy. We would like to thank every church, Pastor and other brothers and sisters in Christ we have met over the past three months. After November I will be slowing down on my travel until after February of next year. I hope to do a Watch service on 31 Dec somewhere and will post the information as soon as I know. Please keep us in your prayers we travel and do our best to spread God's word thru songs. May God bless until we meet again.
Another month has come and gone. I was very busy during the month of July. We were in many wonderful church services, seen many on the alter and seven souls saved during the month. We have added a few more churches to our travel schedule and hope to add even more. We were in North Carolina at church services during the month and had a great time there. Larry and I would like to thank every Pastor, Church, Nursing Home and Assistance Living that we visited during the month. We would also like to thank everyone who traveled with us during the month. God has richly blessed us, Please continue to pray for us as we spend many hours on the road traveling from place to place. I have taken in a 4 year old foster boy named Jay. He has adapted very well with us and really like going to church. He ask almost every day. "Where are we going to church tonight?" Our son David turned six months old on 13 July and he is crawling now and getting into everything he can reach. Until next month may God Richly Bless you.
Another month has come and gone. I was very busy during the month of June. Had many wonderful church services, seen many on the alter and souls saved during the month. Just came out of Bible School at our Home Church "Grove Heights" the last week of June. Had a wonderful week and seen 16 more souls added to God's Kingdom. Service for the Lord is very rewarding and the added bonus of someone getting saved makes it all worth while. We have added a few more churches to our travel schedule and hope to add even more. Larry and I would like to thank every Pastor, Church, Nursing Home and Assistance Living that we visited during the month. We would also like to thank everyone who traveled with us during the month. God has richly blessed us, Please continue to pray for us as we spend many hours on the road traveling from place to place. Our new Van got hit during the month and has been in the Body shop for the past three weeks. It has been harder on us to take equipment but God has blessed us with a rental vehicle big enough to haul our sound equipment and we did not miss any appointments during the month. No One was hurt in the accident as God was watching over everyone.
Another month has come and gone. I was very busy during the month of May as you can see by my travel schedule. Had many wonderful church services, seen many on the alter and souls saved during the month. Service for the Lord is very rewarding and the added bonus of someone getting saved makes it all worth while. We have added a few more churches to our travel schedule and hope to add even more. You can read about us on our Mission Statement page. Got some special events coming up in July and August. I will post more information about the events later. Larry and I would like to thank every Pastor, Church, Nursing Home and Assistance Living that we visited during the month. God has richly blessed us, Please continue to pray for us as we spend many hours on the road traveling from place to place.
Hello everyone. as you can see from the home page Little David Dean was born on 13 February 2007. He is now 10 weeks old and I am now taking appointments and I am booked most every Saturday and Sunday night thru the month of July. God has really blessed Larry and me from the last news update. We did a benefit singing at Outreach Baptist Church the last of March. Outreach Baptist was the last service we did last year and the first one after the birth of the baby. I have a full schedule for this month and pray that I will be very busy during the year with Gospel singing. We have enjoyed every church, Nursing Home and Assistant Living we have had the opportunity to visit during this month.. It has been very busy for us during tax season as Larry and I run a VITA tax site from our home free of charge to anyone wanting taxes prepared. Please keep us in your prayers. Had a great time in South Carolina. Got to spend a week there and met many new friends at the churches we visited. Looking forward to next month and I pray I will see souls saved and lives changed. God is still in control.
Hello everyone. This will be my last news update for the year. As you can see by the December schedule I am slowing down until after the baby is born in February. God has really blessed Larry and me during the month of November. We enjoyed every church, Nursing Home and Assistant Living we visited. Doctor's say I am doing just fine but it is getting harder to sing as the baby grows. I look forward to next year and getting back on the road again. I plan to start appointments again the first week of April but will not know for sure until the baby arrives. It's almost tax time again and just to let everyone know, Larry and I run a VITA tax site from our home. We prepare taxes and e-file them free of charge to Low income (Under $40,000.00) We ask that anyone wanting us to prepare their taxes to call for appointment as we do this from our home and try not to have many people here at the same time. It does get busy but it's a blessing to help others while saving them a lot of money. We are highly trained by the IRS on all tax laws, changes and updates. Give us a call starting the 1st week of February. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and may the Lord continue to bless everyone. Keep us in your prayers and we hope to visit your church next year.
Another month has come and gone. During this month we have lost a dear friend, Brother Bill Romans who has went home to be with the Lord. God has richly blessed us during the month as we have seen many on the alter praying to Jesus. We have been in wonderful services all month. Had a great time at High Praise Church with over 1200 attending. I had a wonderful time lifting up the name of Jesus. I am now six months along and the doctors say the baby boy is doing fine. He is due to arrive in this world around February 13th. After November I will be slowing down on appointments until the baby is born. As soon as the doctor will let me travel again I plan to start bookings as we currently have almost 50 churches wanting us to return. We thank every church, assistant Living and Nursing Homes we were able to visit during the month of October. We thank God for every new friend we met during the month and hope to see everyone again during the upcoming year. Just keep us in your prayers and drop us a e-mail or phone call if you have time. If you find time check our SmokyMountainGospel.com (The link is on my home page). You will be blessed with what you see and hear. Until next month may God Bless.
It's October 5th and another month has come and gone. Some of the news is for October, but I just could not wait another month before letting everyone know the news and updates. Larry and I thank every pastor and church we were at during the month. God has kept us safe and really blessed us during the month. We purchased a new van to pull the trailer which carried all our equipment. Also purchased a new wireless mike and wireless ear monitor. Found out this week that I am having a baby boy, (David Dean) due to arrive during February 2007. Will be singing at High Praise Church for the WJBZ FM 96.3 talent search. Pastor Jackie at High Praise also has a talk show program on WJBZ radio. We have a full schedule for the month of October and I pray that more souls will be saved during the month. Got to be at one singing during the month with the Gospel Friends. (Our friends from our home church). We thank Mary and Ken who travel with us as we go from church to church, many times being the only people we know. Also our friends Steve and Carolyn at Smokymountaingospel.com. They have a Gospel Singing scheduled at Wa-Floy Retreat in Gatlinburg at 6:00 PM on October 14th. If you can attend you will really receive a blessing. There will be singers from VA, PA, TN, IN, and NC. This is a free Gospel Singing and you can find out more by clicking on the Smoky Mountain link on my home page. Until next month may God richly bless you . and please keep us in your prayers.
A little late getting the news our for August. We were at churches in Pigeon Forge, Knoxville, Sevierville, White Pine and New Tazewell, TN. Also visited and sung at Wy-Floy in Gatlinburg and Assistance Living in Knoxville. We would like to thank every pastor and church we were at during the month. (For a complete list see our Past Appearance Page). God has richly blessed us during the month as we have seen souls added to God's Kingdom. We were in one service with the Gospel Friends, (Diana Hyder, Max and Elizabeth) We truly enjoyed singing with them at hope to do it again soon. Diana is from our home church, Grove Heights Baptist Church. I am doing fine with the baby. Doctors said I should know this the sex of the baby during October. I will be about five months alone by then. I plan on keeping all the appointments for the rest of this year and will start taking new appointments during the month of April (Just depends on when the baby arrives, current due date is Feb 13th) Homecoming at our Home church, Grove Heights, located on the corner of Knott and Frank Street, in Knoxville will be September 24th. Signs of Times will be there as the special singers. Service starts at 10:00 A.M. for Sunday School and worship service at 11:00 A.M.. Keep us in your prayers as we travel and do our best to spread God's word thru song. May God richly bless, until next month.
Another month has rolled by. Larry and I thank every pastor and church we have had the pleasure of visiting during the month of July. Larry has added a section called Past Appearance which list the names of the churches we were at during the previous months. God has richly blessed at each and every service we have attended. We would like to thank Steve and Carolyn at SmokyMountainGospel.com. Their 2nd gospel singing at Wa-Floy Retreat was outstanding. If you find time, check out the web site and schedule for Wa-Floy. All the singing are free. The next scheduled singing will be August 19th. I am now into my 4th month and the doctor said the baby is doing great. We plan on making another CD in 2007, so keep this project in your prayers. We got to hear our friend Mark Keith preach a couple of times during the month. If you check out our travel schedule you will see that we are booked every weekend during the month of August. Please keep us in your prayers as we travel on the highways spreading God's Word Thru Song. Hope to see you at some of the singings. Until next month may you stay safe and Good Bless.
This is April and I want to update you on what has been going on in my life the past two months. During June, Tim and Vickie informed me the group would no longer be singing together due to medical reasons. I sung solo before joining the Free Spirits and knew God still wanted me to continue singing for him. Tim sold me all the PA equipment and the trailer and has been very helpful in his support. I plan to keep all appointments previous made by the group and new one's as they are added almost daily. During June Larry and I completed the TN State requirements for Foster Care. Also found out a few days before my last class that I was 2 months pregnant. Doctors say the baby will arrive in February. We have just completed Bible School at our church, Grove Heights Baptist and had a great time. We thank all the pastors and churches we have sung at over the past two months and hope to get back and visit them again. Until next month may God richly bless you.
PSALMS 66:1-2 Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands: Sing forth the honor of his name: make his praise glorious.
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