Friday, March 24, 2006

orange county, ca

Last night we led worship at Eastside Christian Church in Fullerton, CA. If you don't know where that is...its right outside Los Angelos in the O.C. It was an interesting night considering 3 out of the 5 of us on stage where as sick as dogs. Jake (drums), Nate (bass), and Taylor (keys) all were pasty white and sweaty, with gross stuff coming out of both ends. Not pretty. But they sucked it up and played amazingly.

Eastside is a very cool church. One of the two guys that started XXXchurch was a youth minister there before he left to fight porn. They host things like 'Battle of the Bands' for the local highschools and are very active in the community. They have a very large youth group made up of a mix of skaters and emo kids. It was definately a culture shift from East Tennessee.

We felt a little out of place, but despite our differences in appearance...we all joined together and went after the heart of God as one body and one voice. These kids blew me away. They were so passionate and so authentic. It was surely not the strongest we've played, technically speaking (I think the fact that over half of the guys on stage were near death had a lot to do with that). But the energy in the room was palpable. God overcame our weakness and showed Himself strong. And He was worshipped and glorified.

It was a blessed night.

We are now in Las Vegas. The House Church concert got moved from Wednesday night to tonight. So we are going to grab a bite to eat at Baja Fresh, maybe hit the Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace and then run through stuff for tonight. I'll have lots to post about from our time here in Vegas. I'll try and post something tomorrow night after we play at Canyon Ridge Christian Church. But with the neon lights of the strip beckoning sweetly...I can't make any promises.

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