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1608 N Oak St

Rolla MO 65401-2342
573-364-1266
www.rolla-firstassembly.org
office@rolla-firstassembly.org
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ROLLA, MO
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Monday-Friday 8-12 and 1-5
Closing December 23 at noon and
Monday December 26 all day

Sunday Morning Worship
Contemporary - 9:15 am
Traditional - 10:45 am
Christian Development 9:15 & 10:45

Sunday Evening Service - 6:00 pm

Wednesday Evening - 7:00 pm
Prayer Service
Royal Rangers
Girls’ Ministries
The Forge Youth church



Nursery provided for
Sunday morning & Wednesday evening services
~ Weekly Schedule ~ ~ Weekly Schedule ~

Prayer Meetings
Sunday 9:00-9:15 am
Monday—Friday 7:00-8:30 am
Tuesday 12:00-1:00
Second Fridays Monthly 8pm-3am
Saturday 6:00 pm

Bible Studies
Mens’: Tuesdays 6:30 am
Ladies’: Thursdays 9:30 am


MAKING EVERY CHRISTIAN A MISSIONARY MAKING EVERY CHRISTIAN A MISSIONARY MAKING EVERY CHRISTIAN A MISSIONARY
Spotlight on . . . Spotlight on . . .
and I wouldn’t be the same without
them…even if they may be a little on
the crazy side.
Since coming to college, I have
become involved in
several different ac-
tivities. I’m involved
in a campus bible
study group called
Navigators that
meets every Thurs-
day. I joined Engi-
neers Without Bor-
ders as a way to di-
rect my passion for
helping people in oth-
er countries; we’re
currently working on improving the dis-
tribution and purification of water in
Honduras.
I’ve heard that college is where
you meet the friends that you keep for
the rest of your life. To be honest, I
wasn’t sure that was going to happen
for me because I’m not always the
most outgoing person in the world
Lizzie Kohlbaker
Coming Up:
 New Year’s Eve
service


This month:
 Children’s Christmas
program
 Living Christmas Tree
 Jonny Diaz
Inside:
 Angel Tree
 Jonny Diaz
 International Student
Ministries
Chuck
Whitmire
Lead Pastor
pastor_chuck@rolla-frstassembly.org
Ray Cook
Associate Pastor
freguy@rolla-
frstassembly.org

Dalton Avery
Youth Pastor
pastordalton@rolla-
frstassembly.org

Brian Feller
Children’s Pastor
pastorbrian@rolla-
frstassembly.org
Sam Parker
KCA/TSC Director
kcatsc@rolla-
frstassembly.org
Additional Staf
Cora Parsons
Ofce Manager
ofce@rolla-frstassembly.org
Mark Berry
Custodian
Pansy Bingham
Business Administrator
pansy@rolla-frstassembly.org
Abby Swearingen
Media Assistant
media@rolla-frstassembly.org
Kohlbaker continued on page 4
My name is Lizzie Kohlbaker,
and I’m a freshman at Missouri S&T. I
was originally born here in Rolla but
moved away when I was about six
years old. Over the years, I have
stayed connected
with this church
through mission trips
and youth activities.
It has been an excit-
ing experience to
come back and get
involved in the
church while attend-
ing college. I chose
Missouri S&T be-
cause of their excep-
tional biology pro-
gram. I’m working on my Pre-
Veterinary degree right now and will
hopefully get into a veterinary school
after four years here.
Most of you know from my dad
being a former youth pastor here that I
come from a large family. I’m the
fourth child of five, and although it has
sometimes been hard growing up in
such a large family, I count it my great-
est blessing. They make me who I am,
DECEMBER 2011
First Assembly has several ministries tai-
lored towards international students at Missouri
S&T. One such ministry focuses on students who
have some difficulty with English, especially those
without a Christian background. The heart of this
effort is that every Sunday night from 7:30 pm to 9
pm we meet at the home of Dr. JJ and Muhua Ru-
an, 912 Mallard Sq. Every week we send out an
email to a large number of S&T international stu-
dents, refreshing their memories as follows....

"If you haven't come before, this is a remind-
er that the group is relaxed, informal, and
especially designed for anyone for whom
English is his second language. Having a
basic understanding of the Bible is crucial to
understanding Western culture. It's good
spoken and written English practice. Also,
our discussions are interesting and thought-
provoking! Call JJ 573-578-6799 or Ross
573-578-7834 for more information, direc-
tions, or a ride."

We also tell them about what we be discuss-
ing each week. For example, right now we are go-
ing through Jesus' "Sermon on the Mount" in Mat-
thew's Gospel. For the sake of the emails, we have
been calling the above the "Discussion
Group: Bible as Foundation of Western Cul-
ture".
That is to distinguish it from its complemen-
tary activity, the "English and Culture Discussion
Group" that meets every Wednesday afternoon
from 5 - 6 pm in room 203 of the S&T library. The
purpose of this group is simply to practice oral Eng-
lish while learning about Rolla, Missouri, the USA,
Western culture - but also about other cul-
tures. We have students come from China, Iran,
Iraq, India, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Benin, Nigeria,
etc., and we have a fun and interesting time com-
paring and contrasting our different cul-
tures. Through this group, we make friends and
invite them to the Sunday night group. We have
learned that most internationals are much more
likely to respond to an invitation from an individual
they know and trust than from some faceless organ-
ization -- this includes churches.
In addition, we also organize trips to various
state parks and places like the Capitol in Jefferson
City. This is another excellent way to get to know
the students person-to-person, as well as to help
them practice their English. They invite their
friends to join us, and more people get added to the
email list!
All of this is tied together by the accumulated
email list of international students who have been
invited by a friend, or who we have met at church,
or a picnic, activity, etc. All students on the list get
an email at least two or three times a week remind-
ing them of upcoming activities.
-Ross Haselhorst
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1



All Nations Chris-
tian Fellowship
2
Jubilee group shop-
ping trip

All Night Prayer
8pm-3am
3 On call this
weekend: Pastor
Chuck 341-8086


Children’s Christ-
mas Program 7:00
4
Missions Sunday




Children’s Christ-
mas Program 6:00

5 6 7



Rangers, Girls’
Ministries, The
Forge Youth
Church
8






All Nations Chris-
tian Fellowship
9






Living Christmas
Tree 7:00 pm
10 On call this
weekend: Pastor
Ray 578-7609

Jubilee Group
luncheon

Living Christmas
Tree 6:00 pm
11
Communion


KidCare Avon sale
12:00-1:00

Living Christmas
Tree 6:00 pm
12 13 14




Jonny Diaz concert
(doors open at
6:30)
15


Men’s Breakfast



All Nations Chris-
tian Fellowship
16





17 On call this
weekend: Pastor
Dalton 202-4208

Women’s ministry
tea 1:00



18
Building Fund
Sunday

Operation Christ-
mas Smile 1-6:00

Home fellowship
groups 6:00
19


20 21







No services tonight
22

First day of winter



23



Church office clos-
es at noon

24 On call this
weekend: Pastor
Brian 426-6235


25
Merry Christmas!

Combined service
10:00

No evening service
26

Church office
closed
27 28


Rangers, Girls’
Ministries, and
The Forge Youth
Church
29 30 31




New Year’s Eve
service 6:00 pm
January 1, 2012
Happy New Year!

Combined service
10:00
No evening service

Calendar updates at www.rolla-firstassembly.org/aboutus/calendar
This Christmas, Rolla First Assembly proudly presents “Dr.
Newheart’s Christmas Cure”. It is a Broadway-styled musical with
a timeless message. When the kids come to the clinic suffering
from the overkill of Christmas, Dr. Newheart diagnoses their mala-
dy as the “Christmas Day Dumps.” Through the help of the clinic
staff, Drs. Fric and Frac, the “Dis”orderlies and Pink Ladies, Mil-
dred, Maude and Ethel, the kids realize they have a heart problem
that only be cured by accepting Christ. In the end, even cranky Nurse Philpott receives
a new heart for Christmas and all the mayhem and humor is capped with a touching
musical invitation for Christ to “Come in My Heart.” So come join us December 3
rd
@
7pm or December 4
th
@ 6pm for lots of laughs, fun, and to discover the real reason for the season.
Blessings, Pastor Brian
We still have some great items from our last fundraiser! We
hope you can help us, and we’ll help you out too! Come through
the Roberts gymnasium after church on December 11th from
noon-1 PM to pick up some Christ-
mas (or personal!) gifts. Items are
50-75% off!
Comegetyourlast–minuteAVONChristmasgiftsandstockingstuffers!
“And the Word became flesh “And the Word became flesh “And the Word became flesh
and dwelt among us, and we and dwelt among us, and we and dwelt among us, and we
beheld his glory” (John 1:14, beheld his glory” (John 1:14, beheld his glory” (John 1:14,
NKJV). NKJV). NKJV).
Lord Jesus, we’re filled with wonder and praise at
the miracle of your birth.
The Thomas Project continued through No-
vember, with wiring, windows, and interior walls be-
ing installed. On the November work day, several
people met to put up drywall inside and siding on
the outside.
There will be no children’s services or nursery this evening
Holiday Events
December 3 7:00 pm
December 4 6:00 pm
Children’s Christmas Program

December 4
Pick up Angel Tree tags

December 9 7:00 pm
December 10 & 11 6:00 p.m.
The Living Christmas Tree

December 10 12:00
Jubilee Group Christmas Luncheon (Roberts Family
Life Center)

December 11
Bring Angel Tree gifts

December 17 1:00—3:00
Women’s Ministry tea (Roberts Family Life Center)

December 18 1:00-6:00
Operation Christmas Smile (Roberts Family Life
Center)

December 25 10:00 am
Combined service
(no evening service)

December 31 6:00 pm
New Year’s Eve service

January 1 10:00 am
Combined service
Angel Tree is a ministry of Prison Fellowship,
seeking to minister to the children of prisoners and
to the prisoners themselves by allowing
Christians to share the joy of Christmas
with a child who is without a parent due
to incarceration.
On the first Sunday in December
the Angel Tree tags will be on the tree in
the foyer at church. Each tag represent
the wish of a parent who is in prison who
wants to give his or her child a gift for
Christmas. (The parent or caregiver who has the
child has been contacted and agrees that the child
can receive the gift and that the gift is suitable for
the child's age and interests).
Angel Tree requests that the
gift be between $15 and $25, and be
a new gift, not used. We ask that the
gift and the tag be brought back to
church by Sunday, December 11.
The gifts will be wrapped and
tagged, grouped by families, and ar-
rangements will be made to deliver
them.
Look for the Angel Tree, and share the joy of
the season by giving a gift to a child in the name of
his parent.
Volunteers are also needed for delivery. Be-
sides presenting the gift, the deliverer may have the
opportunity to share the gospel message or pray
with the family. If you are interested in helping deliv-
er the gifts, please contact the church office, or
Elaine Harrison at 465-3222.
-Elaine Harrison
.
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Performances Performances
Friday December 9
th
at 7:00
Saturday December 10
th
at 6:00
Sunday December 11
th
at 6:00
Invite your friends, neighbors & family!
As the deer pants for the water, so my soul
pants for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God,
for the living God; when shall I come and ap-
pear before God? Psalm 42:1-2

The intense longing of the soul is what it
takes to bring about a desire to wait on God. The
picture given us in Psalm 42 is that of a deer, which
is longing to reach the waters of the Jordan. I have
a picture of a deer that is thirsty and is watching as
its predators appear one after another and take the
precious spot by the places where it would enter in
to get that refreshing drink. It dare not enter in until
there is freedom from all harm. Yet, all the while it
waits and watches, thirsty for that cool drink, pant-
ing and longing to be filled, waiting and watching
until the moment arrives when the coolness of the
water will quench the hot unyielding thirst.
What is it that would make us wait on God
with persistence and a longing that won’t quit? I
Kohlbaker continued from page 1
when thrust into new places. However, God quickly
blessed me with a great group of friends that I know
will be a part of my life for a long time. When we
aren’t doing homework, which isn’t often, we are
usually eating, watching Disney movies, or just sit-
ting around talking. There is such an array of per-
sonalities within my group of friends that it’s hard
not to have fun! -Lizzie Kohlbaker
think if I had a child in the hospital, or my spouse
was in danger, or a grandchild was lost I would per-
severe and wait as long as it took. There are things
in this life that move me to a tenacious devotion to-
ward action. Things that will make me act beyond
considerable strength and fervor in order to accom-
plish or gain access and victory in whatever battle I
face in life. Should it be any less in that longing for
God? Do I long for Him enough to be willing to wait
or to press in and not give up until I am face to face
with the living God?
All Night Prayer is only one venue that cre-
ates space and time for God. There is no set rule
or plan for entering in to the presence of God, yet it
is one of a kind in that it openly says to God and to
others, “I will not give up! I will wait! I long for God
enough to wait on Him to open the way for me to
come into His presence and drink of the fountain of
life.”
This longing after God is the highest affec-
tion of which human nature is capable. It
is so, because fixed on the highest Object,
and capable of lifting human character to
the highest level. What we love most both
tests and molds our character; shows what
we are, and makes us such. (The Pulpit
Commentary)
All Night Prayer usually meets on the second
Friday of each month. In December it will meet on
the first Friday, December 2 from 8:00 pm – 3:00
am
Find us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/#!/
pages/ALL-NIGHT-PRAYER/228328500542656
-Carol Hudler
while longing for
Beyond the Cross is looking at the possibility
of a vision trip to
China in the
spring of 2012.
We would be vis-
iting and serving
orphans at two or
three foster
homes or orphan-
ages, and trying
to gain infor-
mation on other opportunities for future service.
The trip would be approximately 7 to 10 days, most
likely around the last week in March (Rolla Public
School’s spring break), and we estimate it will cost
$3000-$3200. The group would be very small.
For more information, please contact Elaine
Harrison at elainehrrsn@gmail.com, or call 465-
3222.
-Elaine Harrison
Want to spread Christmas around the world?
You can make a
difference in the life
of an orphan in Chi-
na. Our small gifts
add up to some-
thing great for a
child. See some of
the possibilities, in-
cluding the option
to donate in an-
other’s name, at www.lovewithoutboundaries.com
(click on “donate now”).
Thank you so very much for your
generous monthly contribution to
Delyth. You are truly making a
difference in her health & well-
being. I hope you are enjoying
her monthly reports!
Jonny Diaz is an art-
ist whose mission in life is to
serve the Body of Christ.
From the beginning of his
music career, Diaz’s desire
has been to write songs that
entertain, encourage and
challenge fellow believers.
His latest album, simply ti-
tled Jonny Diaz, is a collec-
tion of songs that accom-
plish his mission. “I attempt-
ed to break free from some
of the traditional confines of Christian music, but I could-
n’t get away from the fact that most of my songs revolve
around my relationship with Christ. He is the focus of my
life and I find it impossible to honestly record my emo-
tions and my journey without including Him. The people
who truly understand my music share this same kind of
relationship with God,” he explains.
Songs on the new album encompass a full range
of human emotions – from the buoyant heights of love to
the immense depths of grief; from praising God for His
greatness to a cry for those whose lives are broken. It is
Diaz’s ability to express the human condition in song
that connects him with fellow believers. Through his mu-
sic the Church receives challenging and encouraging
reminders that every broken human life can find re-
demption in God’s love.
Jonny Diaz released three independent projects
before signing with INO Records. His first release as a
signed artist was titled More Beautiful You (2009). This
album produced the No. 1 radio single “More Beautiful
You,” as well as Top 10 “Waiting Room,” and led to a
2010 Dove Award nomination for New Artist of the Year.
Jonny Diaz will perform at First Assembly on De-
cember 14 at 7:00. Seating is limited, so come early.
Doors open at 6:30. Service, children’s programs, and
nursery will be canceled for the concert.
To find out more about Jonny Diaz, go to
www.jonnydiaz.com. For more information about the
concert, contact the church office or Felicia Berry.

directions. Saudi Arabia. That is to distinguish it from its complementary activity. informal. India. One such ministry focuses on students who have some difficulty with English. Iran. We have learned that most internationals are much more likely to respond to an invitation from an individual they know and trust than from some faceless organization -.rolla-firstassembly. or a ride. JJ and Muhua Ruan. as well as to help them practice their English. the USA.. They invite their friends to join us.. Western culture . especially those without a Christian background. or who we have met at church. our discussions are interesting and thoughtprovoking! Call JJ 573-578-6799 or Ross 573-578-7834 for more information. we have been calling the above the "Discussion Group: Bible as Foundation of Western Culture". -Ross Haselhorst 4 Missions Sunday Children’s Christmas Program 6:00 11 Communion KidCare Avon sale 12:00-1:00 Living Christmas Tree 6:00 pm 18 Building Fund Sunday Operation Christmas Smile 1-6:00 Home fellowship groups 6:00 25 Merry Christmas! Combined service 10:00 No evening service January 1. Girls’ Ministries. this is a reminder that the group is relaxed.this includes churches. All students on the list get an email at least two or three times a week reminding them of upcoming activities." We also tell them about what we be discussing each week. 2012 26 Church office closed 27 19 20 All Nations Christian Fellowship 15 Men’s Breakfast Living Christmas Tree 7:00 pm 16 Living Christmas Tree 6:00 pm 17 On call this weekend: Pastor Dalton 202-4208 Women’s ministry tea 1:00 Jonny Diaz concert (doors open at 6:30) All Nations Christian Fellowship 21 22 First day of winter Church office closes at noon No services tonight 28 Rangers. "If you haven't come before. and The Forge Youth Church 29 30 23 24 On call this weekend: Pastor Brian 426-6235 31 New Year’s Eve service 6:00 pm Happy New Year! Combined service 10:00 No evening service Calendar updates at www. In addition. Nigeria.org/aboutus/calendar . we also organize trips to various state parks and places like the Capitol in Jefferson City. For the sake of the emails. The purpose of this group is simply to practice oral English while learning about Rolla. Also. Missouri. 912 Mallard Sq.. Germany. Having a basic understanding of the Bible is crucial to understanding Western culture. right now we are going through Jesus' "Sermon on the Mount" in Matthew's Gospel. and more people get added to the email list! All of this is tied together by the accumulated email list of international students who have been invited by a friend. For example. This is another excellent way to get to know the students person-to-person. We have students come from China. Every week we send out an email to a large number of S&T international students. Benin.6 pm in room 203 of the S&T library.weekend: Pastor ping trip Chuck 341-8086 Children’s Christmas Program 7:00 10 On call this weekend: Pastor Ray 578-7609 Jubilee Group luncheon Group" that meets every Wednesday afternoon from 5 . The heart of this effort is that every Sunday night from 7:30 pm to 9 pm we meet at the home of Dr.but also about other cultures. and especially designed for anyone for whom English is his second language. or a picnic.. etc. It's good spoken and written English practice. the "English and Culture Discussion Sunday december 2011 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 1 All Nations Christian Fellowship All Night Prayer 8pm-3am 9 5 6 7 8 Rangers. we make friends and invite them to the Sunday night group. Girls’ Ministries. activity.First Assembly has several ministries tailored towards international students at Missouri S&T. and we have a fun and interesting time comparing and contrasting our different cultures. The Forge Youth Church 12 13 14 Saturday 2 3 On call this Jubilee group shop. etc. Iraq. Through this group. refreshing their memories as follows.

December 11. Drs. Mildred. Items are 50-75% off! December 10 12:00 Jubilee Group Christmas Luncheon (Roberts Family Life Center) December 11 Bring Angel Tree gifts December 17 1:00—3:00 Women’s Ministry tea (Roberts Family Life Center) December 18 1:00-6:00 Operation Christmas Smile (Roberts Family Life Center) December 25 10:00 am Combined service Lord Jesus. The gifts will be wrapped and tagged. December 3 7:00 pm December 4 6:00 pm Children’s Christmas Program December 4 Pick up Angel Tree tags December 9 7:00 pm December 10 & 11 6:00 p. Newheart diagnoses their malady as the “Christmas Day Dumps. (The parent or caregiver who has the Holiday Events The Thomas Project continued through November. Look for the Angel Tree. and we’ll help you out too! Come through the Roberts gymnasium after church on December 11th from noon-1 PM to pick up some Christmas (or personal!) gifts. In the end. Angel Tree requests that the gift be between $15 and $25. the kids realize they have a heart problem that only be cured by accepting Christ. or Elaine Harrison at 465-3222. the deliverer may have the opportunity to share the gospel message or pray with the family. with wiring.m. Besides presenting the gift. Fric and Frac. and to discover the real reason for the season. Maude and Ethel. Blessings. and we beheld his glory” (John 1:14. On the first Sunday in December the Angel Tree tags will be on the tree in the foyer at church. On the November work day. Volunteers are also needed for delivery. we’re filled with wonder and praise at the miracle of your birth. and be a new gift. NKJV). not used. Pastor Brian Angel Tree is a ministry of Prison Fellowship. (no evening service) December 31 6:00 pm New Year’s Eve service January 1 10:00 am Combined service There will be no children’s services or nursery this evening . Each tag represent the wish of a parent who is in prison who wants to give his or her child a gift for Christmas. grouped by families. windows. When the kids come to the clinic suffering from the overkill of Christmas. please contact the church office.This Christmas. child has been contacted and agrees that the child can receive the gift and that the gift is suitable for the child's age and interests).” So come join us December 3 rd @ 7pm or December 4th @ 6pm for lots of laughs. -Elaine Harrison The Living Christmas Tree Come get your last –minute AVON Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers! We still have some great items from our last fundraiser! We hope you can help us.” Through the help of the clinic staff. Dr. fun. the “Dis”orderlies and Pink Ladies. We ask that the gift and the tag be brought back to church by Sunday. and share the joy of the season by giving a gift to a child in the name of his parent. and arrangements will be made to deliver them. seeking to minister to the children of prisoners and to the prisoners themselves by allowing Christians to share the joy of Christmas with a child who is without a parent due to incarceration. Rolla First Assembly proudly presents “Dr. “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. Newheart’s Christmas Cure”. If you are interested in helping deliver the gifts. several people met to put up drywall inside and siding on the outside. and interior walls being installed. even cranky Nurse Philpott receives a new heart for Christmas and all the mayhem and humor is capped with a touching musical invitation for Christ to “Come in My Heart. It is a Broadway-styled musical with a timeless message.

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Doors open at 6:30.jonnydiaz. and trying to gain information on other opportunities for future service. The picture given us in Psalm 42 is that of a deer. watching Disney movies. This album produced the No. encourage and challenge fellow believers. 1 radio single “More Beautiful You. go to www. thirsty for that cool drink.lovewithoutboundaries. God quickly blessed me with a great group of friends that I know will be a part of my life for a long time. What we love most both tests and molds our character. so come early. See some of the possibilities. which is longing to reach the waters of the Jordan. In December it will meet on the first Friday. please contact Elaine Harrison at elainehrrsn@gmail. or my spouse was in danger. yet it is one of a kind in that it openly says to God and to others. His latest album. from praising God for His Mark your calendars! Performances Friday December 9th at 7:00 Saturday December 10that 6:00 Sunday December 11th at 6:00 Invite your friends. There is no set rule or plan for entering in to the presence of God. However. His first release as a signed artist was titled More Beautiful You (2009). It is Diaz’s ability to express the human condition in song that connects him with fellow believers. because fixed on the highest Object.” This longing after God is the highest affection of which human nature is capable. -Carol Hudler Kohlbaker continued from page 1 when thrust into new places. There are things in this life that move me to a tenacious devotion toward action. so my soul pants for You. To find out more about Jonny Diaz. or a grandchild was lost I would persevere and wait as long as it took. or just sitting around talking. or call 465Jonny Diaz is an art3222.” as well as Top 10 “Waiting Room. What is it that would make us wait on God with persistence and a longing that won’t quit? I Living Christmas Tree think if I had a child in the hospital. and nursery will be canceled for the concert. There is such an array of personalities within my group of friends that it’s hard not to have fun! -Lizzie Kohlbaker From the beginning of his music career. which isn’t often.while longing for As the deer pants for the water.com/#!/ pages/ALL-NIGHT-PRAYER/228328500542656 Want to spread Christmas around the world? You can make a difference in the life of an orphan in China. Should it be any less in that longing for God? Do I long for Him enough to be willing to wait or to press in and not give up until I am face to face with the living God? All Night Prayer is only one venue that creates space and time for God. Through his music the Church receives challenging and encouraging reminders that every broken human life can find redemption in God’s love. The people who truly understand my music share this same kind of relationship with God.com. Songs on the new album encompass a full range of human emotions – from the buoyant heights of love to the immense depths of grief.facebook.