Steven Curtis Chapman to Appear On Good Morning America Aug. 6

Grammy- and Dove-Award winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman, along with his wife MaryBeth and eldest children Emily, Caleb, and Will, are scheduled to appear Wednesday, August 6 on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Their interview with Robin Roberts, done at the family home in TN, will air during the 8 am (ET) hour.

The family will then appear in a live interview from L.A. on…

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Album Release: Perry LaHaie to Release Endless Fields on September 16, 2008

Endless Fields

Endless Fields

Nashville, TN – Singer/songwriter Perry LaHaie, in partnership with Infinity U, has announced the September 16, 2008 release of Endless Fields, his national debut album, produced by GRAMMY and Dove Award-nominated producer Brian Hardin (FFH, Paul Alan, Manic Drive, Vicki Yohe). Endless Fields fuses modern acoustic rock and a passionate layering of electric guitars with lyrics that reveal LaHaie’s heart for the nations.

In 2007, armed with a purpose to share God’s grace with those who’ve never had a chance to experience it, LaHaie embarked on a journey that has forever changed his life. He left his job as the afternoon drive personality/assistant general manager for the award-winning 99.7 Family Life Radio in Midland, Mich., to move his family across the country to Phoenix, Ariz., to join Frontiers, an international community of people inviting Muslims all over the world to follow Jesus. Of LaHaie’s music ministry, which has taken him all over the United States, Mexico, Thailand, Turkey, Russia and Belgium, he says, “I made this move because of the astounding grace of Jesus Christ in my life. There are people who’ve never had the opportunity to experience the freedom of God’s forgiveness. I have a passion for reaching those people.”

“Perry LaHaie’s music conveys not only God’s heart for the unreached, but a deep longing to be used by God for His purposes on the earth,” says David Harriman, Director of Advancement for Frontiers. “Perry’s sense of yearning, joy and privilege is contagious.”

LaHaie is contributing half of the proceeds from the sales of Endless Fields to Frontiers. The organization has workers in over 40 Muslim countries sharing their lives and faith with their Muslim neighbors while pursuing various vocations. Their work involves everything from helping local economies through starting businesses or working for local businesses, to purifying water, to helping AIDS victims, to health care, to the arts. They show love and build trust over many years with their Muslim neighbors to win the right to share Jesus with them. Frontiers workers may stay in the field from two weeks to two years or longer. The goal of Frontiers is to establish communities of Muslim-born believers in Jesus around the world. So far, Frontiers workers have seen 200 of these fellowships birthed in the Muslim world.

With the release of Endless Fields, LaHaie hopes to extend his impact for the kingdom of God by compelling others to reach out to Muslim communities throughout the world. “It is my hope and prayer that this project will inspire followers of Jesus in America to get involved in what God is doing in the Muslim world,” explains LaHaie. “I discovered that 95% of workers from the West are focused on sharing the Gospel with already reached people groups, i.e. groups of people where many believers in Jesus already exist. Only 5% of workers are focused on people groups who have not heard the Gospel even once.”

“There are about 6,500 ethnic/language groups of people without the Gospel, and of those groups, there are 247 Muslim groups of 100,000 or more people with absolutely no Christian witness,” LaHaie continues. “There are currently only two workers for every one million Muslims throughout the world. I know that the Lord longs for these precious people to know His love and forgiveness and for His glory to shine among them.”

LaHaie has created the one-minute radio feature/podcast “Cast Yourself In” to tell stories of what Jesus is doing in the Muslim world and how believers can join in the work. Launched in April 2008, this radio feature/podcast airs on 31 radio outlets, as well as LaHaie’s website.

Perry LaHaie’s Endless Fields will be distributed by Infinity Music Distribution. For more information on Perry LaHaie and his new album, Endless Fields, visit http://www.perrylahaie.com. For more information on Frontiers, visit http://www.frontiers.org.

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Maria Sue Chapman Remembered by Family and Friends

I know it’s been a while since this happened, but I wanted to post this clip of the news piece from our local ABC channel of the memorial service for Maria Chapman. It’s a very touching picture of a celebration of life from a Christian perspective…

Please continue to pray for the Chapman family.

Steven Curtis Chapman to Perform In Euless, Texas After Family Tragedy

Steven Curtis Chapman, to perform in Euless, Texas just weeks after the tragic accident that took the life of his 5 year old daughter, Maria, on May 21st. According to the Star-Telegram of Fort Worth, the concert will be an intimate musical presentation hosted by the Mid Cities Crisis Pregnancy Center on Friday, July 18th at 7 pm. If you live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, you can get more info HERE.

Steven Curtis Chapman’s Daughter Killed In Tragic Accident

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The 5-year-old daughter of Grammy-winning Christian music star Steven Curtis Chapman was struck and killed Wednesday by a sport utility vehicle driven by her brother, authorities said.

Please pray for the Chapman family.

For more on this story, go HERE.
Link updated July 14, 2008

I lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to Shaohannah’s Hope, The Maria Fund in memory of Maria Chapman. For donations by mail, send to Shaohannah’s Hope, c/o The Maria Fund, PO Box 647, Franklin TN, 37065.

Gospel Legend Dottie Rambo Has Died

Legendary gospel singer and songwriter Dottie Rambo died early Sunday when her tour bus drove off a Missouri highway and struck an embankment. She was 74.

Seven other passengers were reported injured in the wreck.

The wreck occurred on Interstate 44, about two miles east of Mount Vernon, the Missouri Highway Patrol said. The injured passengers were hospitalized in Springfield with moderate to severe injuries, according to the patrol reports.

It was not immediately known whether the crash was due to the severe storms and tornadoes that went through the area Saturday.

Rambo, of Nashville, Tenn., was on her way to a Mother’s Day performance in Texas, according to her Web site.

Dottie Rambo Wiki article

Dottie Rambo official website

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