Greetings from The Collingsworth Family
Wow! Has this evermore been a busy season. So much happening in such a short amount of time, but then come to think of it, it seems to be that way for just about everyone!
For the last six months we have been remodeling a home where we are scheduled to move to tomorrow. As you can imagine, we have been knee deep in construction debris, and of course, boxes! We are moving The Collingsworth Family offices to the new location as well, so there are a lot of hoops we are jumping through to make all this happen. The new property also has a 40×60 warehouse on location for office space and product storage. This is a huge asset to us at this stage of our ministry. I must say, I’d forgotten what all goes into this moving process since it’s been seven years since our last move. Wow! I hope we don’t move again for a very long time! 🙂
Brooklyn, our oldest daughter is less than a week away from the delivery of our first grandchild! I am more than excited! Sweet little Emma Olivia is scheduled to arrive on November 24, 2014. We’ll see if she cooperates with the timeline. Please pray with us for a safe delivery for both Brooklyn and Emma. Brooklyn will take a nine week maternity leave and then resume her role as soprano for The Collingsworth Family starting in January.
I am thrilled that our two new video projects “Majestic” and “We Will Serve The Lord” are completed. If you haven’t gotten your copies yet you can find them at your local Christian bookstore. We’ve put a lot of work into these two projects and I’m very excited about them.
The project, “Majestic” holds a very special place in my heart due to it being a piano based video. Coming from a musical family, I was delighted to have several of my family members join me on the program that night. My five little nieces (ages 7-10) sang beautiful three part harmony on “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” in celebration of our son who was getting married ten days after the taping of Majestic. My 16 year old nephew, who lost both of his eyes due to cancer at the age of four, was a very special guest. He plays the piano beautifully and sings as well. I was able to share his story of how God healed his heart after being so angry over the loss of his sight. He then played a beautiful rendition of “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.” It was a very touching moment. We also had three grand pianos on stage that night. I invited my friends, Stan Whitmire and Tim Parton, to join me as guests for three piano numbers. One of them being a rousing rendition of “Carol Of The Bells.” What fun that was! Another very special moment was my youngest brother, Sergeant First Class, Brian Keaton, was honored that night with a special arrangement of Stars and Stripes Forever using all three grand pianos. He has been a patient at Walter Reed Medical Center for the past two and a half years due to a brain injury he sustained while serving overseas in our military. He was sitting on the front row that night along with his family. What a moment! There were many tears, a lot of laughter, and most importantly, a beautiful sense of God’s spirit in the building that night. Twenty three hundred people began to sing and worship. It’s an evening I won’t forget for a very long time. Okay enough of that! I do hope you will get a copy of this. It is a very special project!
Well, it’s back to packing the boxes. The moving truck will be here bright and early tomorrow morning….
Have a great day everyone!
Love to all,