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Chapter 15. The Blind Soundman Church

January 30, 2010

The Blind Soundman Church

It was Youth Rally Night in the little country church. The small building was full. The weather was bad. The guests had all braved the storm. They opened the service with prayer. They prayed for the storm to pass on by. “We beta hope de Ward heas our pwayer!”  That was what the tongue-tied service leader said, trying to encourage faith in the congregation.

Something was wrong with the microphone. They tapped it, shook it, and examined the cord. Nothing worked. All heads turned toward the small sound booth. The soundman was not looking down; he was looking up while he adjusted the board. What? Then it became apparent. He was blind. The soundman was blind and he was adjusting the board! Someone had changed the microphone settings and he was trying to restore them by feel. He got it back pretty close to normal too.

He also ran the computer music software for the overhead projector. The slides on the screen did not match words being sung. No one seemed to care.

The organ player was taking pictures of congregation with one hand while playing with the other. She extended her arm full length toward audience as she took the photo.

They sang! They worshipped. The visiting ministers were all asked to testify. The teenage guest preacher for Youth Rally was really nervous. It showed. He had never “preached out” before. He preached with anointing and conviction fell. Young people moved to the altar area to pray. While she played for the altar call, the organ player took flash photos of folks coming down the aisle.

No, it wasn’t “perfect church”, like some of the big churches might have, but the congregation went home knowing they had been in the presence of the Lord.

This is Home Missions

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 30, 2010 9:07 am

    I have really enjoyed and been encouraged by your blog. Although we are no longer a home missions church i can relate to these blogs.

    Thank you

    Pastor Smith

  2. Evangelist David Boyd permalink
    January 31, 2010 6:41 am

    Elder,

    Good job!

    I too am enjoying checking in and reading about Home Missions.

    Some of these places seem sooooooooooooooo familar.

    LOL!

    God Bless

    Bro. Boyd

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