Declare Troy Highlights
Looking back just over a week past Declare Troy on the levee, we're still praising God for His faithfulness! One of the highlights and great encouragements for us was the amount of participation and engagement in worship from everyone during this evening. At outdoor events people often have a tendency to sit and listen, and we were very encouraged that many stood, sang, worshiped and declared God's glory along with us!
Another highlight was the involvement of a number of Troy pastors/elders in sharing from the Word and leading in prayer. Our heart in Declare events has always been to bring local churches together for worship, not just musicians. We're thankful for the time sacrificed by each of these church leaders and are excited to see Declare continue to grow to bring churches together to worship.
The man with the red polo is Mark Messmore, pastor at Troy Christian Church. Behind him in the black shirt and playing acoustic guitar is Josh Harman, also of Troy Christian Church. He is one of the many worship leaders who gave large amounts of time to make Declare Troy possible, and you can read about some if his highlights below...
"I had the privilege to serve alongside the awesome Declare team at the Declare Troy event this year. I'm one of the newer guys in town, so I'd never even BEEN to a Declare event before, but I will remember it for years to come. It was awesome to witness hundreds of people from all over this community gather together for the sole purpose of worshiping God. There's so much power in the people of God unified in worship, and between that and the beautiful evening God provided that night, I was amazed. We even had a few moments of some technical difficulties, and the people worshiped right through it without a pause. It was amazing. I thank God that my wife and I got to be a part of this event, and will look forward to future Declare events!"
- Josh Harman, Troy Christian Church
A few other highlights and also notes of thanks include...
- Praise God for an absolutely beautiful evening!
- Everyone who came out to declare God's glory with us!
- Ryan Inman, Ken Walker and Ambient Productions for doing an excellent job with sound!
- Elijah Hutcherson for running lyrics so everyone could sing and worship with us!
- The Wasoufs and Domino's Pizza in Troy for donating pizza for the team members!
- Each worship leader and team member who gave hours to make this possible!
- Tina at Aaron's in Troy for providing a great rate and excellent service for the TVs!
- Joe and Kathy Caldwell for providing scaffolding!
- Clint Corwin, Steve Detrick and Leonard Shaw for helping with setup/teardown!